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  OneNote 101
  Presenter: Sandy Rylander of Rylander Consulting
  September, 9 2014

OneNote is Microsoft's best new organizational and collaborative tool.  It can be used across multiple platforms (i.e. computer, phone, kindle, iPad, etc.).  If you aren't using OneNote yet, you should learn how it can be one of the most useful tools Microsoft has to offer.  This training covers the basics and beyond. You will learn how to use OneNote to organize information in both your professional and personal life

  OneNote is an amazing note taking tool that allows you to easily search all of your information. It is great for reference and collaboration.

  The OneNote Web App allows you to access all of your notes from any computer anywhere (as long as your notebooks are saved to the web)

   In OneNote, you create notebooks which function like binders. You can create tabs within your binders, and then add individual pages.

 Create a Notebook:


3 choices for storage. If you choose web, you will be able to access on your phone, tablet, web app, kindle, etc.

  • In order to save on the web you will have to create a Microsoft OneDrive account.  (easy)
  • Once you've created several notebooks you can easily edit the order of them by dragging and dropping
  • The green circle next to your notebooks indicates that is synced.
  • Right click to rename tabs within your notebooks
  • Click anywhere to create a placeholder for text on the page. It is very similar to a notebook. You can write anywhere!
  • From the home screen you can easily number items on your page
  • Create a table by typing and using the Tab key or Insert table
  • Password protect your notebooks


 Tag your notes to keep organized

  • Point to the text that you would like to add a tag to
  • On the home tab, choose a tag: i.e.: to-do, important, question, or customize a tag.
  • This allows you to organize your notes. Example, make a customized tag called "Sue" for everything you need Sue to look over.
  • Searching for Tags
  • To see all items you marked with the Sue tag), do the following:
  • On the Home tab, in the Tags group, click Find Tags.
  • In the Task Summary task pane, click a tag to find the relevant note


Insert a Screen Clip

  • From the Insert Tab at the top, you can add a screen clipping or screenshot to your notebook.
  • To add a screen clipping, the page you would like to clip from must be the last thing you viewed before adding the clip!
  • Then simply drag the cross hairs to customize the screen clip.

Insert a Link

  • Link to an a website address or Link to another Notebook within OneNote

Insert an Attachment

  • When you attach a file, you get a file icon. In order for the file to be opened, the folder must be accessible

Insert File Printout

  • OneNote will try to open the program/document and "print" it onto your notebook page as a picture

Insert Audio or Video

  • Record Audio or Video
  • If you type while you record, the recording will generate chapters so you can quickly access parts of your recording later


  • Share/collaborate with others on your notebooks.
  • Save notebook on the web to share
  • Use recent edits to find changes made in the last week, day, 6 mo, etc. to see changes made on documents
  • Search by author


  • Draw with the mouse, or with a stylus
  • Use the ink to text option to change your handwritten words to text
  • OneNote can search handwritten text, and text from images!

Add content from the web

Sandy's Book on OneNote 2010 is available to you for non-commercial, non-profit use only. Copyright Sandy Rylander. She suggests either reading it on your screen, or printing a copy out for office use. 

  • Panelists:
  • Talley Wells, Disability Integration Project Director, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Tony Lu, Citizenship Works Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
  • Kim Marshall, Content Developer and Project Manager, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
  • Jessie Posilkin, Training and Implementation Specialist, Legal Services Corporation
  • Moderator:
  • Xander Karsten, LawHelp Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net


A perennial favorite, join us as we present 50 new technology tips! From new tools to new hacks, start the school season off right with this fast-paced session.  Pulling from a broad range of presenters -- from technologists, website administrators, attorneys, to tips from the community -- the hour will fly by!
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 LawHelp Interactive, with Funding from an LSC Technology Initiative Grant (TIG), is launching its first online developer training course for the online legal services and court document assembly community. Class begins on Tuesday, September 9th at 12 noon ET (9 am PT).

The class is a five week series from September 9th-October 7th. Each session is two hours long and will teach basic A2J Author and HotDocs skills aimed at teaching legal aid advocates how to create online forms through LawHelp Interactive. The series will be recorded and in November, Pro Bono Net will release the recordings for those who were not able to attend the series


Presenters for the series:

Jessica Bolack Frank from A2J Author
Marc Lauritsen of Capstone Practice
Bart Earle also from Capstone Practice
Mirenda Watkins and Claudia Johnson from Pro Bono Net

The 5-week (optional 7 week) class is at capacity, but auditors and watchers can join for the full set of sessions or individual sessions. Auditors will have access to all of the materials that registered students have and will be able to join the webinars and listen in.  To join the series you must complete a quick sign-up, and you will receive a Go to Meeting link and a calendar reminder! The link will allow you to log into all of the class sessions.

If you are a member of Law Help Interactive you are able to access the course syllabus/lesson plans. I’m currently under review so I cannot elaborate, but if you are curious and you are not a member, you can either sign up or contact Mirenda Watkins,, for more information on participating as an auditor/watcher.

If you audit, LHI recommends that you obtain copies of A2J Author 5.0 and HotDocs Developer 11 so you can follow the trainings. Students and auditors are encouraged to go through HotDocs Developer Tutorial Chapter 1, lessons 1 – 4 in order to maximize experience.

**The A2J Author sessions will be in A2J Author 5.0. Please note you cannot currently upload A2J 5.0 interviews onto the LHI server. The LHI and A2J Author teams are working together and will share a timeline on when A2J 5.0 Author interviews will be available on the LHI server in the coming months. If you want to learn how to create A2J Author 4.0 forms for testing and practice until A2J Author and LHI complete the upload functionality of A2J Author 5.0 content, please feel free to view these tutorials.

Please note that you only need to sign up once for the full series. Please reach out to Mirenda at or Claudia Johnson at  if you have any questions about auditing the course.

More information is available at Pro Bono Net’s training website

photo by Jambi Ekspres |CC BY 2.0


OneNote is Microsoft’s best new organizational and collaborative tool, and it can be used across multiple platforms. If you aren’t using OneNote yet, you should learn how it can be one of the most useful tools Microsoft has to offer. On September, 9th, LSNTAP will be hosting a OneNote Webinar with Sandy Rylander who also led the Outlook Webinar a couple of weeks ago.


I recently started using OneNote, and I absolutely agree that it is one of Microsoft’s most useful tools! I guess Sandy’s 5 minute intro at the end of the Outlook training convinced me. It is awesome! I am so much more organized, and it is so easy! I downloaded an app for my phone, tablet, and a Chrome tool that allows me to “Clip” web pages from Chrome directly to my notebook! The best part is that all the information syncs instantly, so I can find anything in one convenient location across all of my devices. Just in case you didn’t notice my excessive use of exclamation points, I am so excited for the OneNote training!



photo by Carl Lacey / CC BY 2.0


Here is an introduction to the OneNote 101 Course

by Sandy Rylander of Rylander Consulting:

Imagine a central location for all information.  A place where you can easily store data for your next business trip, collaborate with your team on work projects, keep notes about meetings and projects as well as integrate tasks with Outlook.  OneNote is this place.  Microsoft has completely integrated OneNote with the MS Office Suite and Internet Explorer.  If I am doing research for a business trip using Internet Explorer and I want to compare various airline prices and schedules, I simply select the flights I want to compare, right click and send them to OneNote.  Once I book a flight and a car and receive confirmation notices in my Outlook email I send them to OneNote using the OneNote tool in Outlook.  I do the same for any research on restaurants and activities in the area.  I have all my notes in one location and I can access them all on my smart phone using the OneNote app!

This is just one example of how I use OneNote.  I have notebooks professionally for business opportunities, client projects, tasks, technical notes, and receipts.  In addition, I have notebooks personally for vacations, recipes, and investments, etc.  This tool is not only great for keeping all information in one location; it makes all that information easy to search.  Before OneNote it would take me forever to find all the information I needed, now I have one place to search for everything.


The One Place You Will Look

Have you ever put your keys down and had a hard time finding them?  Or taken a note on a sheet of paper and misplaced it?  Or maybe you are extremely organized and the only problem is that you don’t know which of your folders or notebooks you used to take your notes.  If any of these sounds like you, then you will love OneNote.  OneNote is a digital notebook that becomes the one place you will look to find information on anything and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection, or from your phone, iPad, or Kindle Fire which makes it ideal for accessing notes anywhere and anytime.

Organize Everything

OneNote allows you to keep all notes (whether handwritten on a tablet or typed), pictures, screen clips, video, audio, e-mail attachments and drawings in one easy-to-access place and all are searchable.  It is great for projects, meeting notes, research, receipts, photo logs, personal notes, etc.   OneNote helps you stay organized, share information with others and find information quickly.

Create Notebooks & Share

OneNote allows you to create unlimited private and public notebooks which make it ideal for collaboration.  By sharing notebooks with others, you can take and edit notes simultaneously with people in other locations or just keep everyone across work groups, departments, or among family members informed.


Versatile and Easy to Use

One note is an integral part of the Office 2010 suite, or it can be purchased as a standalone product.  You can link information from Excel, Outlook, Word, etc. to OneNote, send or print information from Office programs to OneNote, or attach files to OneNote.  Internet Explorer also lets you select and right click an item to send it to OneNote.


The Northwest Justice Project has just posted four new videos in American Sign Language on NJP’s YouTube Channel.

The first video presents tips for advocates working with Deaf and Deaf-Blind clients and was written by Kristi Cruz in collaboration with Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services and the Deaf-Blind Service Center.

ASL narration provided by: Frannie Biderman, Libby Stanley, Angela Theriault, Patty Liang, Allie M. Joiner, Kellie McComas Shapard, Anna Bracilano, Maru Alltop and Kim Fulwiler.

Production Interpreters: Kaden Mack & Elizabeth Rothman

The other three videos cover legal issues frequently encountered issues in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community, and offer information and additional resources:

Filing an ADA Complaint: A Video in ASL

SSDI Overpayments: A Video in ASL

Your Rights Under the IDEA: A Video in ASL

These three videos were written by Kristi Cruz. ASL Narration was provided by Shawn Broderick and Rhonda Cochran. 

Videography and English narration and Closed-Captioning for all four videos provided by Daniel Ediger.

Funding for the project was provided by an LSC Technology Initiative Grant (TIG)