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A Major Update to OneNote is available for Windows Insiders

A new update is rolling out for Windows Insider program members for the OneNote UWP app on Windows 10 right now and it includes some features that are capable of dramatically improving your note taking experience in the app.

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The official announcement of the update indicates that it has been released for select users:

These features are being made available to customers on a gradual basis. If you don't see them yet, please check back soon!

OneNote for Windows 10 version 17.8471.5772 (August 2017 feature update), comes with the following improvements:

Convert handwriting to text

Take quick handwritten notes, and later convert them to text to align with the rest of your content. It'll even preserve the size and color of your ink, as well as highlights and effects! On the Draw tab, click the Lasso Select button. Drag a circle around the text you want to convert, then click Ink to Text.

Convert Handwriting To Text

More dazzling ink effects

Note: This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Grab a pen on the Drawing tab and try out lava, ocean, bronze, and rose gold. Make your notes sparkle!More Dazzling Ink Effects

More graph features

Note: This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

In addition to graphing your function, OneNote can now calculate its key features — such as minima, maxima, or axes intercepts.More Graph Features

Revisit recent pages

Use the new Forward and Back arrows above the Home tab to navigate through the note pages you've already visited.Revisit Recent Pages

Link to a specific paragraph

Create a link to a specific paragraph and jump to that content. It's a great way to make a quick table of contents at the top of a long page of notes, or copy the link and paste it in an email to help others find the specific content you want them to see.Link To A Specific Paragraph

Copy a hyperlink

Right-click a hyperlink in your notes and copy the link to use in other places.Copy A Hyperlink

So this update is certainly quite packed with new features which OneNote users should welcome. If you want to try them out for yourself, check for updates in the Windows Store or download it directly from its Store listing page.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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