Here’s a quick tip for a semi-sunny Tuesday here in Seattle – I – as have many others here in the PACNW – have been struck by a nasty cold and only have the energy for a quickie today 🙂
Here peachpit.com expians how you can drag and drop files in OneNote
You can drag and drop files to OneNote, creating a link to the file, unless it’s an image file. When you drag an image file to OneNote, the image is displayed in the note body.
To drag and drop a file in OneNote:
- Open Windows Explorer and position it to the side of OneNote (Figure 9.1).
- Open your My Documents folder and select the file you want to include in your notes.
- Click and drag the selected file to OneNote and release the mouse button. You can click using either the left or right mouse button; both insert the file into the note.
Figure 9.1 Arrange Windows Explorer and OneNote side by side to make it easier to create links to files.
For most file types, dragging and dropping creates a link in your note, using the format <file:filename.ext>, where file:filename.ext is hyperlinked to the file (Figure 9.2).
Figure 9.2 Insert files into your notes from Windows Explorer.
When the file you drag is an image file, instead of adding a link to the image file, OneNote imports the file, and you can view the picture right from your note.
You can set OneNote to remain on top of other applications using the View > Keep Window on Top menu. Keeping OneNote on top when using Windows Explorer will allow you to more easily drag files to your notes.
Instead of opening Windows Explorer and OneNote side by side, you can drag files to the OneNote icon on the taskbar. Drag the file to the OneNote icon on the taskbar, holding the file over the icon. After a few seconds, OneNote comes to the front of the screen, and you can drop the file on the note page.
When you drag an image file into your note, you can resize the image to suit your needs. Select the image to display the blue resize handles; then click any handle and drag in or out to resize the image. To make the image keep its aspect ratio (so it’s not distorted), drag one of the corner handles.