Microsoft today updated the OneNote app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. It includes several new features such as the added support for printing, file insertion, and highlighting. My favorite feature is the ability to print pages as PDFs. Read about the update in detail below.
- Printing:We’ve heard from many customers—students in particular—that they need to print their notes from time to time. In fact, printing is the single biggest feature request. With this update, it’s a breeze to print your notes, and OneNote supports all of the features you’d expect including beautiful full color page previews, portrait and landscape orientations, multiple copies, duplex printing, and more.
To print your pages, swipe from the right to display the Devices charm, then select Devices and then Print.
- File Attachments and Print PDFs.We’ve also added another top-requested feature: file attachments and PDF printouts. We see a lot of customers saving documents in their notes and, in particular, PDFs. With PDF printouts, students can read slides, assignments, and more directly in OneNote and annotate them with ink or text.
To start adding files, from the radial menu simply select Insert, then File and select the file you want to insert. Files attached to OneNote work similarly to email, so a read-only copy can be opened outside of OneNote, such as in Word or File Explorer.
Selecting Insert and then PDF Printout, from the radial menu, takes things a step further by printing the entire document to OneNote, allowing you to annotate the PDF. This makes editing an essay on your tablet even better than with hard copy and a red pen.
- Highlighting: The highlighter tool is an important way to denote key information, and now you can highlight in OneNote using your pen or finger paint. Highlighter is now included in the radial menu next to the four pen styles, and you can customize the color and thickness to your liking. This feature is especially useful when combined with PDF printouts.
Download it here from Windows Store.