Printing on virtual paper

There’s one thing that frustrates many first time OneNote users. As you might now it is really easy to use the “Send to OneNote” virtual printer to get almost every content into your digital notebook.

OneNote Printouts 1

When you print something to OneNote you probably notice that you can chose where you want to store your printout. This is a very handy feature and you shouldn’t chose the “Don’t ask again” Checkbox.Because after using OneNote for a while you’ll  notice that you have several different notebooks, for example for work, university, hobbies and so on. A nice feature is that OneNote shows you what your recent picks where so most of the time you find the right place for you printout very quickly. If not, all you have to do is scroll down and pick the right place step by step.

And here is the point where first time OneNote users usually freak out because in the standard settings OneNote puts each printout paper on a single OneNote page and there are only very limited use cases where that makes sense. But there is a really simple solution where OneNote asks you every time if you want to insert your printout on multiple pages or a on a single page.

All you have to do is to click on File and then go to Options. In the options you have control to a lot of settings, you want to go to Advanced because there is the checkbox causing all the trouble.

OneNote Printouts 2

After you deselected the Insert long printouts on multiple pages OneNote will ask you every time how to insert a printout.

OneNote Printouts 3

Personally I print presentations I listen to on a single page. Because you can scroll along very easily and the presenter is very unlikely to jump. However if insert a scientific paper or parts of textbooks into OneNote I use the multiple pages insert because it is very easy to jump from page to page.

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