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OneNote 2010 Qat and Drawing


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OneNote 2010 has a specialised drawing tool, which is useful for quickly creating pictures next to your notes. In this presentation, we show you how to use the OneNote 2010 drawing tools and to customise the QAT to hold your most used drawing and other OneNote commands.

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OneNote 2010 Qat and Drawing

  1. 1. The QAT and OneNote 2010 Drawing Tips
  2. 2. Introduction In this slideshow, you will learn about thedrawing tab in OneNote, the erase tool, the lasso tool and the Quick Access Toolbar. -2-
  3. 3. The Drawing Tab• All the drawing commands are located in the Draw tab of the Ribbon. -3-
  4. 4. The Pen Gallery • If the pen you would like to use is not in this gallery, click the More button in the bottom corner of the Pen Gallery. – The More button is the down arrow in the bottom right of the Pen Gallery • The complete selection of favourite and built-in pens available will appear. • At the bottom of the list there are two options labelled More Colour and Thickness Options and Pen Mode. -4-
  5. 5. More Color and Thickness Options• When you click on More Color and Thickness Options, the Pen Properties dialog box appears which all you to adjust your pens properties.• Use the Pen Properties dialog box;  To create a pen with a different colour and thickness or  To create a highlighter with a different colour and thickness -5-
  6. 6. Pen ModeThe other option in the Pen Gallery More drop-down menu is Pen Mode. From thereyou can choose to use the pen to:•Create both handwriting and drawings•Create drawings only•Create handwriting only•Use the pen as a pointer -6-
  7. 7. How to EraseIf you accidentally colour over important text the eraser tool is just one click away.Staying on the Draw tab, the eraser is in the Tools group.•Click the Eraser icon to use the eraser in its currentsetting.•If the eraser is not in the setting that you need, click thedown arrow on the bottom of the Eraser commandbutton and you will be given four settings to choosefrom: – Stroke Eraser – this will remove everything from the full stroke of the pen that was drawn. – Small/Medium/Large Eraser – This defines the size of the eraser. -7-
  8. 8. Lasso DrawingsThe Lasso is a tool that is used to move a single drawing or a group of drawings toa new location on your page. To use the Lasso• Ensure you are in the Draw tab and click on the Lasso Select command.• With the Lasso tool selected, draw an outline around the shape you need to move. A move box will appear.• Drag the box to the desired location. -8-
  9. 9. Using the Quick Access Toolbar with Draw• Use can customise the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) to include commands that you regularly use.• To add a command to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), – Right-click the command icon on the ribbon and – Select Add to The Quick Access Toolbar. To use a command in the Quick Access Toolbar, click the command icon and use as normal. -9-
  10. 10. Remove a Command from the QAT• If you make a mistake or for whatever reason wish to remove a command from the Quick Access Toolbar – Right-click on the command in the QAT – Select Remove from Quick Access toolbar.
  11. 11. Move the QAT • You can choose where you want the Quick Access Toolbar to appear - above the Ribbon or below. Its far easier to have your commands closer to the page so you arent moving around the window so much. • To move the Quick Access Toolbar, click the Customise Quick Access Toolbar button and from the menu select Show Below the Ribbon. • To move the Quick Access Toolbar to above the Ribbon, follow the same instructions, but this time the command will read Show Above the Ribbon. -11-
  12. 12. Wrap UpIn this article we have covered the basics of using drawings in your notebooks and ways of manipulating them. We looked at drawing, erasing and lassoing objects, and how to make the most out of the Quick Access Toolbar as a heavy user in OneNote 2010.