11 Useful OneNote Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Now

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Still stuck on Evernote? Consider migrating to OneNote now. Not only is OneNote completely free to use, but it’s also packed full of awesome features. These days, people are starting to realize that OneNote has the edge over Evernote.

But once you’ve made the switch, you may feel a little lost — especially if you aren’t familiar with the interface and keyboard shortcuts used in OneNote. Fortunately, they’re pretty easy to pick up.

Here are the most important and useful shortcuts to know. Do note, however, that these shortcuts are for the desktop version of OneNote and may or may not translate to any other version of OneNote, including the OS X app or the Windows Store app.

  • Ctrl + Alt + D: Dock the OneNote window. Allows you to take notes while doing another activity, like watching a video or browsing the web.
  • Ctrl + Alt + L: Lock all password-protected sections.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Clear all formatting for selected text.
  • Ctrl + #: Apply or clear various tags.
  • Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through sections.
  • Ctrl + Page Up: Switch to previous page in section.
  • Ctrl + Page Down: Switch to next page in section.
  • Shift + F10: Open context menu for current note, tab, or object.
  • Shift + F7: Check thesaurus for selected word.
  • F11: Enter fullscreen mode.
  • Alt + =: Start typing a math equation.

Once you’ve learned the shortcuts, you should also check out these tips for taking better notes in OneNote. And don’t forget that OneNote can be used for more than just notes!

Got any OneNote tips you’d like to share? Post them below in the comments!

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