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OneNote Power User: 4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Notes

Nov 08, 2017 | 2 minutes
A woman checking out her notes.

New to Make, OneNote. 

As part of the Office family, OneNote is the note-taking application that allows users to create, edit, and delete notes however they imagine. 

The app promotes collaboration, creativity, ability to work anywhere, and the chance to even create by fingertip. It’s revolutionizing the way we bring ideas to “paper” and the way we work to bring ideas to life. 

Ideas though are just impulses. 

“An intangible impulse of thought can be transmuted into its physical counterpart.” — Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich. 

The next great step in the creation process, be it building content, creating a marketing strategy, or building an app is to turn the idea into action. 

With the help of Make, this step becomes even easier.

OneNote in Make

 Make’s capabilities to turn data into action through our scenarios helps to bring ideas to life. 

Here are 4 ways you can use Make to help you get the most out of OneNote:

1. Directly upload pages into your project management software

Ideas are flowing. They’re scattered across different pages and different sections of text. 

You are having major breakthroughs but, essentially its just a conglomerate of word vomit. Instead of going back to your desk to then transcribe and translate your thoughts into another system, simply set a scenario to do it for you. 

In this scenario, Make will watch for pages in a notebook in OneNote. 

It will then connect to the project management software, Asana and check to see if they are new tasks or existing tasks in Asana. It will then create new tasks or edit existing ones, depending upon the status. 

Now, continue with your project.

OneNote and Asana scenario

2. Transfer your ideas into OneNote to save for later

As they say, great ideas don’t come to your desk. 

Use Slack with your team to spur ideas? Simply send a message in your chosen channel, and have Make set to upload your message as a new page in a OneNote notebook and leave it for when you do return to your desk.

OneNote and Slack scenario

3. Assign tasks to employees for your OneNote creations

You just had a great planning session and your ideas are laid out perfectly but, now its time for the task assignments. 

Again with a simple configuration, connect your OneNote account to another project management software, this time, Trello to create cards for a board and assign members to those cards that will do the task assigned.

OneNote and trello scenario

4. Collect and archive your OneNote pages

Creating great content but need an easier way to send your brainchild to your potential clients, whenever you’re ready? 

In this case, you can easily archive the pages you want to send with the help of Make. Simply choose where to start grabbing the pages from, then connect OneNote to the Archive aggregator to archive them into a zip file, and then upload it to Dropbox

Now, your ideas are ready to be sent whenever you are.

OneNote and Dropbox scenario

Remember, don’t let the fun stop here. These are only starting points. All of these can be expanded upon and used using different app/services that suit your needs. 

Go and get back to what matters the most. 

If this has inspired you or would like to check out our service, visit and try it for free today!


Jessica Herauf

Partnerships Manager at Make. I like to travel, explore nature, and I love to hear a good story.

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