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Old 11-07-2005, 05:50 PM
mkress65
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Default How can I change the spacing for tab and indent in Onenote?

I'm sure its very simple, but I cannot seem to find where I can:


1) see how the tab stops are setup (number of spaces moved each time I hit
the tab key)
2) change the tab stops
3) same for the Indent function.

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 11-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Erik Sojka (MVP)
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Default Re: How can I change the spacing for tab and indent in Oneno

It's not obvious how to do it, but for the tab stops in the table-like
structures, right-click on the four-headed arrow that appears to the left
of a "cell" and select "Resize Previous Column". The four-headed arrow
should turn orange and you can then drag it left/right with the mouse to
change the "cell"'s with.

That does not work for outlines. Keep in mind that OneNote is not
intended for creating finished/polished documents, so the table/outline
features in the current version were designed for ease of creating such
structures on the fly during a meeting/class.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:25 PM
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Keep in mind that OneNote is not
intended for creating finished/polished documents, so the table/outline
features in the current version were designed for ease of creating such
structures on the fly during a meeting/class.
No doubt that a big part of OneNotes appeal and functionality is, as you say, note taking on the fly. I appreciate the free-form nature which is at the same time organized. However, I agree with not only the ability to modify tab stops as needed, but really to be able to create and work with tables in the note. Of course this is not a full blown word processor, but then if it was, it would be Word and not One Note. Tables are still needed in notes: just today I spent an hour trying to figure out how to make a table, or as close as I could get to in OneNote, work for me, and then even worse to actually e-mail it.

Simply put, I'm nearly in love with OneNote, but it is sorely lacking some basics: tables, retained formatting in the email structure, etc. Oh well, I'm sure the wizards in Washington (uh, state) will figure all this out with the 2007 release. I for one look forward to it, and the ability to do even more in One Note.
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Default Improve EDITING, OUTLINES and TABLES?

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No doubt that a big part of OneNotes appeal and functionality is, as you say, note taking on the fly. I appreciate the free-form nature which is at the same time organized. However, I agree with not only the ability to modify tab stops as needed, but really to be able to create and work with tables in the note. Of course this is not a full blown word processor, but then if it was, it would be Word and not One Note. Tables are still needed in notes: just today I spent an hour trying to figure out how to make a table, or as close as I could get to in OneNote, work for me, and then even worse to actually e-mail it.

Simply put, I'm nearly in love with OneNote, but it is sorely lacking some basics: tables, retained formatting in the email structure, etc. Oh well, I'm sure the wizards in Washington (uh, state) will figure all this out with the 2007 release. I for one look forward to it, and the ability to do even more in One Note.
Me too! (been a oneNote user since late in the 1990's). BUT, the more I use it, the more it becomes the center of everything. The posted concept, that it is for note taking, is NOT correct. I know a number of people who use it for nearly everything except email and calendaring. I use it to tie together all the other tools (for me, Excel, Word, Outlook, PPT, IE, all my web site maintenance, simulation programming, and on and on. My wife and I share notebooks about our life and family. It is a magic tool.

Of course, we want so many features to support all this.

My request is to focus on basic tools. It has enough glitter and magic already. But can't do the obvious (for instance a "Find/Replace" on a block of text (have to copy paste to word, VBA Editor or something to do that!). You can't control tables well. I need to change the indent width in outlines (it is WAY too wide and makes a messy display with 10 levels deep (yes, do that often).

So my request is to make the editing more flexible and include all the basic stuff. FIRST, a replace function that actually works; SECOND more control over outlines; THIRD Table control.

Thanks for a most oneDerful tool: oneNote!
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:04 AM
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I agree. The more that OneNote is used the more it becomes second nature to use it for everything.

Yes, quick note taking is great but I use it far more for collecting my thoughts and specifically for fleshing out plans, whether professional or personal. In this use, tab / indent granularity becomes a key factor when using Docked to Desktop mode.

Almost every page in OneNote becomes a live document that grows with age and is used as the index to my thoughts. Having to repeatedly drag the OneNote frame wider or horizontally scroll the docked frame to see meaningful content is very distracting to the process at hand. Shrinking tab/indent levels is the only way to get onenote function out of the way of using it.

Also, expand/collapse needs to work on bulleted lists and outlines overall and independently at specific levels.
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