October 22



Onetastic is the one powertoy to rule them all…

  • It includes OneCalendar for viewing your modification dates in a calendar format.
  • There are image and text manipulation tools.
  • You also can add a toolbar dropdown for Favorites or pin them to your desktop.
  • There is a Macro capability and a repository for sharing them!
    • As of 10/22/2014 there were 135 macros by 50 author
February 3

How To Guide for publishing 2010 PowerToys to the Ribbon.

Malte Ahrens has posted a nice step-by-step guide on how to integrate your OneNote 2010 “Add-in” (the official name) into the Ribbon with big icons and not stuck on the Add-Ins Tab.

Plenty of screen shots and detailed instructions will have you creating a nice packaged install with a pretty icon for your OneNote PowerToys. (Then you can send me an email and I’ll publish/promote it here!)

Developing OneNote 2010 Add-Ins
– VS2008 and VS2010 tested. Source code available.
– PDF and XPS versions of instructions available.
January 27

Clean Notebook (Privatizer/Scrubber)

OneNote 2007

OneNote 2010



Also referred to as:   Scrubber(.zip), Notebook cleaner and privatizer, OneNote 2010 Privatizer, OneNote 2010 Cleaner(.zip)

Gary Neitzke wrote this tool and here is his summary:


To remove author information and reset navigation points to make the notebook easily distributable.


This add-in will allow you to prepare a notebook for distribution. When started it will do several things:

1.) Reset all navigation points to the top most page of each section, and the top most section of each section group.

2.) Removes selection from content so the cursor will be in the title box

3.) Clears Author and LastModifiedBy items .

This tool also includes a pair of registry files to toggle cleaning the names on or off. If you only want to move focus to the top of each page in a notebook, double click the "DisableCleaning_Names.reg" file to leave the author names intact. To re-enable this functionality, click the "EnableCleaning_Names.reg" file. Cleaning the names is the default.



Use Cases:

First, suppose you are an administrator creating a section or some pages in a "New Employee Orientation" notebook which will be shared with all new employees at your company. OneNote keeps track of who modifies information on a page in shared notebooks (right click the "Outline Element" to see on the context menu who last modified it), but in this scenario, it is really irrelevant who typed the information. Wouldn’t it be nice to remove that data from the notebook?   (John Guin)

Another problem is a bit more subtle. If you add a lot of information to a page, focus (technically, the "insertion point," or location of the cursor) is remembered and focus goes to that location when anyone navigates to that page. For our scenario, you would probably want the focus to be at the top of each page by default, but since you probably typed the information at the bottom of the page most recently, focus is left at the bottom. The tedious way to move focus to the top of the page is to manually open each page and click at the top. (John Guin)

January 22

Clip to OneNote 3.2.1

OneNote 2007

OneNote 2010

Download  (FireFox)

Download (Chrome)

Download (FireFox)

Download (Chrome)


via madharasan.com

Clip to OneNote is a free Firefox/Thunderbird add-on which helps to send text, pictures and other data to Microsoft Office OneNote with a single click.

Microsoft Office OneNote, is a software package for free-form information gathering. Firefox add-on for collecting data to OneNote (similar to that of IE) is missing, which is a handicap for IE users who want to switch to Firefox. Hence this add on tries to over come this and there by gives Firefox more flexibility and OneNote users an enriched experience with Firefox.

Follow Clip to OneNote on Facebook for news/updates/FAQs.



Don’t forget to set the path to your OneNote executable in the FF Add-On Options…


January 18

OneNote for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

From iTunes:



**Free for a limited time**

Microsoft OneNote Mobile is the easy-to-use, powerful note-taking application for all of your ideas, brought to you by Microsoft Office. OneNote Mobile lets you create and view notes and lists whenever you need them. Sync your notes with free Windows Live online storage and access them from virtually anywhere using your phone, PC, or almost any web browser.

With OneNote Mobile, you can:

▪ Create flexible notes that can include text, pictures, bullets, and checkboxes
▪ Check To Do items off on the go
▪ Save time with quick access to your most recent notes
▪ Work with confidence—OneNote Mobile automatically syncs your notes with Windows Live in the background
▪ Organize your notes into sections or create new notebooks using OneNote 2010 or OneNote Web App and access them from your iPhone


▪ iPhone or iPod touch must have iOS 4.2 or higher
▪ A free Windows Live ID is required to use OneNote Mobile —use an existing one or let OneNote Mobile help you sign up
▪ Web functionality uses the free OneNote Web App available on Windows Live, which requires a supported web browser
▪ OneNote Mobile opens notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 or the OneNote Web App
▪ Customizing section colors requires Microsoft OneNote 2010

Access your notes online at http://office.live.com.


Found via Warner Crocker’s Post on GottaBeMobile.

December 23

Page Tab PowerToy for OneNote 2010

OneNote 2010: Download (Jeff’s original post)

OneNote 2010 introduced two new UI elements to deal with Subpages…

  • Expand/Collapse chevron at end of Page Tab


  • "Page Floatie"
  • Plus the existing menus and shortcuts…



Jeff has created a PowerToy to help Expand/Collapse all the groupings, one group, plus added the Increase/Decrease Indent to the ribbon’s View tab.

  • Usage Note: It uses the state of the first grouping when doing Toggle All Groups.
    • In the example below it would expand "PowerToys" and leave "Screen Clippings" expanded.


December 22

Template Manager for OneNote

OneNote 2010: Download (Jeff’s original post)

OneNote 2007: Download (Jeff’s original post)

OneNote’s Template feature can be very handy for repetitive Checklists and Meeting Minutes. They can also be used to add background pictures and dress up your existing pages.


Jeff created a PowerToy to help manage your templates, since it can be somewhat cumbersome using the built-in workflow. It does not include the existing installed templates by default, but you probably don’t want the clutter of 100+ templates anyways.


Example usage for a Deacon’s Meeting…

  • Use the "Formal Meeting Notes", add all possible attendees, insert church logo, save as Template.
  • At start of meeting, just create a new page and insert your template. Remove non-attendees.
  • At end of meeting, do a Save As… PDF.
  • Next Meeting, just copy over any open issues or agenda items

Another Example for Daily To Do List…

  • Create a page from one of the Planners.
  • Customize to your workflow.
  • Add links to common notebooks, shortcuts, and repetitive tasks.
  • Save as New Template using PowerToy


December 12

Sort Sections 2010

OneNote 2010: Download (John’s Original Post )

Similar PowerToy for 2010: Download (Jan’s Original Post)

OneNote 2007: Download (Dan’s Original Post )


John Guin provided an updated version of Sort Sections for 2010…


Similar PowerToys:

1. Dan also wrote a Sort Pages for 2007 (download), but it does not yet appear to have been updated for 2010.

2. OneNote 2010 Sort Utility is a stand-alone application, but will sort Pages as well…