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Planning to do a lot of audio recording in OneNote? It's worth it to invest in a decent external microphone. This is the one I have.

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Sticking OneNote Search


One of the complaints about OneNote's search is that you type your search term, get a list of results but when you click on any of those results the list of results goes away!  If the result you clicked on wasn't the one you wanted...you're going to have to re-run your search, a waste of clicks and keystrokes (and time).

Turns out there's a better way to view and work with a large result set.  At the bottom ofOneNote Search Results Pane the search results pop-out that appears when you search you'll find a link for "Open NOte and Audio Search results pane (ALT+O)".  Click that link (or press ALT+O) and you'll get a search results pane like what you see on the right.

From here you can click the results and be taken to the proper place in your page, section or notebook.  Best of all, not only will that pane stick, but you can even "tear it off" by grabbing where it says "Search Results" with your mouse and dragging/dropping it anywhere on the page that you like.

You can dynamically change the scope of your search (Notebook, section, page, etc) or how the results are sorted (Date, Title, section, etc.).

All the way around it's a better way to work with search. in OneNote.