Fix: Microsoft OneNote 2013 on Windows 8 keeps on asking for a password to sync a notebook to a SharePoint site.

Microsoft OneNote 2013 on Windows 8 kept on asking for a password to sync a notebook to a local SharePoint site.

This was caused by a Windows 2008 domain controller not pushing domain policy settings to a Windows 8 client.

The Windows 8 client didn’t have the SharePoint site added to the local intranet zone.

 

To fix this problem I had to manually add the http://*.mydomain.com and https://*.mydomain.com to the local intranet zone:

 

Control panel > Internet Options > tab:Security > Local Intranet > Sites > Advanced

Uncheck "Automatically detect intranet network" and add your intranet sites:

 

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How to import a Microsoft Word 2010 document in OneNote 2010

If you want to import a Microsoft Word 2010 document in OneNote you will have several options.

 

Insert a print out of the document
Just drag and drop your Microsoft Word 2010 document on your OneNote 2010 page and choose [Insert the file as printout so I can add notes to it]

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In most cases I choose this option, because you can immediately the content of the document in the correct format and still be able to edit the document in it’s original format:

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Insert a copy of the document

Just drag and drop your Microsoft Word 2010 document on your OneNote 2010 page and choose [Insert a copy of the file onto the page]

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Insert a link to the document

Just drag and drop your Microsoft Word 2010 document on your OneNote 2010 page and choose [Insert a link to the original file]

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Copy and Paste
Just press CTRL + A in your Microsoft Word 2010 document en press CTRL + C then in your OneNote 2010 page, press CTRL + V.

Consequences
– It will change the chapter and paragraph numbering
– It will change the layout of your document

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How to generate a table of contents for an OneNote 2010 exported to Word 2010

If you create all your software documentation in OneNote 2010 and want to export it to Word 2010, for a customer. You will miss a table of contents. You can automatically generate this table of contents during export, by using the OneNote export api, but this post shows you how to do it manually.

 

Result of the OneNote 2010 export to Word 2010:

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Tutorial

 

  • Generate your OneNote 2010 like this:

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  • Apply heading styling to your chapters and paragraphs:

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  • Export OneNote section to Word 2010: File > Save As > Section > Word Document (*.docx) > Save As > Save

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  • Open the document in Word 2010:

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  • Set cursor on the text "Chapter 1", click on Home > Select > Select All Text With Similar Formatting (No Data)

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  • Click on Heading 1 to apply formatting

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  • Do the same for Paragraph 2.2 and 2.2.1
  • Create table of contents: References > Table of Contents

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Short cut for pasting unformatted text, with the default paste options in Microsoft Office 2010

In most cases when I copy text from a source document or website and want to paste this text in Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Office Word, I want the text to be formatted like the destination document (pasting as unformatted text). Previously I used two methods to accomplish this:

  • Paste > Paste Special > Unformatted Text > OK ( 4 clicks)
  • Notepad ctrl+a then ctrl+v the ctrl+a and then ctrl+c (1 click but many key presses)

Paste special dialog

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In Microsoft Office 2010 (and perhaps in older Microsoft Office versions) you can now set default paste options to unformatted text. The pasted text will be formatted like the destination document

In Microsoft Office Word 2010

  • File > Options > Advanced > [Cut, copy and paste] section > Keep Text Only

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In Microsoft Office Outlook 2010

  • Open a new mail message
  • File > Options > Mail > Editor Options > Advanced > [Cut, copy and paste] section > Keep Text Only

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When you paste text in you’re mail or word document, it will be formatted like the mail or document.

 

Microsoft Office 2010 OneNote

  • In Microsoft Office 2010 OneNote, you can use the [Contenxt Menu Key] + T, instead of [CTRL + V] to paste unformatted text.
  • Or use alt + h + v + t