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Taking Notes to Another Level with Microsoft OneNote 2013

Attaching a file or copying a file’s content to a note

Attach a file to a note to preserve a copy of a file or make it available in a notebook. After you attach a file to a note, you can double-click its icon to open it. You can also share a file attached to a note by sending the note via email (the attached file is sent along with the note).

You can attach more than one file in a note by using the File Attachment command.

Insert a file printout to copy the text from a file into OneNote and retain all the text formatting. After you insert the text, you can read and search it, but not edit it. Besides inserting the file text, OneNote inserts a shortcut icon to the file and a link to the file. You can double-click the shortcut icon or click the file link to open the file in its default application and edit it as needed.

Attach a file to a note

  1. On the ribbon, click the Insert tab.

  2. In the Files group, click File Attachment.

  3. In the Choose A File Or A Set Of Files To Insert dialog box, select the file to attach. (Ctrl+click to select more than one file).

  4. Click Insert.

  5. In the Insert File dialog box, choose Attach File.

    An icon, linked to a copy of the file, is inserted into the note. Double-click this icon to open the file later.

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Insert a file printout

  1. On the ribbon, click the Insert tab.

  2. In the Files group, click File Printout.

  3. In the Choose Document To Insert dialog box, select the file to copy. You can select multiple files if you want.

  4. Click Insert.

    The file’s text is copied to OneNote, and a link to the file is created.