Onenote keeps freezing - solutions to the problems
How do I fix OneNote from crashing?
- Select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
- Select OneNote > Advanced options.
- Try Terminate, Repair and Reset in turn.
I've been using OneNote for a few years now. The main reason was to be more organized. You see, I keep thinking about tasks that I have to do.
I have ideas for new articles, I need to write down the name of a new app that someone just told me about. I collected these in different places and none of them got synced. Many of them have disappeared into a black hole.
In this article I'm going to share with you some OneNote tips and tricks and how I like to use it. (Upbeat music) Before we get started, a quick thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring today's article. Skillshare is a learning platform with lots of great courses.
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Now let's move on to our tips. David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. It's a great book, by the way, and I highly recommend it if you're interested.
He says you have ideas and are not sticking to them. So we need to find a way to record and store design ideas externally so we can focus on actually getting those things done. This is where OneNote comes in for me.
OneNote is a digital notebook, but it's much more than that. I'm sure you'll agree with me by the end of this article. Let's go to my OneNote productivity tips.
Number one, Use hierarchies to organize yourself. A great feature in OneNote is that you can create your own hierarchy structure. There are three main levels, the highest level is the notebook, just like the physical notebook, they can contain many pages are sections.
Think of it like chapters in a book. And finally there are sides. These contain your actual notes.
Let's say we create a notebook for all of your recipes. We can either right click and select New Notebook or click. click add the notebook below.
The sections in this notebook could be different so we can create a section for starters, one for main courses, one for vegetarian dishes, one for desserts, and so on. You have the idea. Within the sections we add the separate pages for the actual recipe.
Here we have a recipe for a wild rice mushroom burger. We have the ingredients, the instructions and we can add pictures and even link where we got the recipe from. Aside from these recipes, I usually have notebooks for ideas for articles with different sections depending on your progress, like brainstorming, researching, or scripting.
And I have a notebook for personal things like shopping lists, vacations, etc. If you need more levels of hierarchy, you can group multiple sections into a section group, you can drag sections into the group. Another layer you can create is subpages.
To use them you need to have at least two pages in a given section. So let's say here I have a page with my meeting notes from Excel conferences, I can make Sub-P Alter with the notes for each section. So I have a piece called Session Notes Excel Conference Bulgaria and sub-pages for each meeting.
To make sub-pages , just click on the page you want to turn into a subpage and choose Create Subpage. It will indent the title. You can even have a different layer for the subpage that says Subpage of a Subpage.
I don't use this like that often, but if you have a lot of notes and need detailed structure, they can be very helpful. In summary, these are the different levels of hierarchy you can have. Notebook, section group, section, page, bottom one, bottom two.
Just start with a structure that makes sense to you, you can always change it or add it later. Number two, use tags to find what you need. Tags are a great way to categorize and group notes that aren't in the same notebook or section in my general article ideas notebook, in this case for Power Query, where I have notes for learning M-basics.
Let's say this is something I want to consider doing this soon. By using the This Note dropdown tag above, I can select various default tags to add to the notes or parts of the notes. So I can mark this with Remember for later, so don't forget it.
In another notebook for my research I have a page to check out this app for a barcode reader. I can tag this note with the same tag, Remind you for the same day later, that is, even though they are in a different hierarchy, they are still grouped and it is easy to find your tag notes later. Let's say you want to review all of the notes that are marked Save for Later, all you need to do is click the search icon on the left here, then either just click the search bar and choose from the tags below be proposed.
Or just type in what you're looking for and select the day you want. You will get a list of all the notes that contain this tag. You can either use the standard tags, but I recommend creating your own tag system through your own custom tags as well.
All you have to do is click Create a New Tag at the bottom here, and you can then name it and choose an icon for Tags like you could in previous versions of OneNote. New ones are always added below, so don't overdo it and keep the number of custom tags limited. So use tags to categorize notes.
There are many uses for tags, just use them according to your needs. For example, let's say you want to keep track of the tasks you've assigned your team members to, or use them to highlight important parts in your study notes. They make it really easy to find what you need, when you need it.
Number three, jot ideas down with sticky notes all over the place. Whenever I'm out and about, I have scrawled things I don't want to forget on a piece of paper, then either they're lost or I've spent a lot of time searching my back, nothing more. I discovered Sticky Notes.
The Sticky Not's are integrated into the OneNote app on the phone. So if I just want to write something down really quickly, I just open the OneNote app and click the buttons, Sticky Notes below, and start writing. I can also find all of my previous collected Sticky Notes right here, so when I come back to the office and want to see these notes, I'll go straight to the Sticky Notes app.
It's an app built into Windows 10. To get there, hit the start button and type sticky and you will see how it shows up here. You will find it as a separate app on your computer or laptop, while it is part of the OneNote app on your mobile phone and is automatically synchronized so that you always have your notes with you, no matter where you took them.
Number four, extract text from images. Another great feature is Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, which means OneNote has text in an image.This has two great advantages.
Well, you can copy text from images so you don't have to type it in manually. For example, I copied the screenshots into my notes. When I right click on it, I get the option to copy text from image.
I can open a new page and hear the text copied from the picture. The second benefit that I personally use a lot is that I can search for text in an image. I usually collect a lot of information from articles that I take notes on, I also do web clippings and pictures.
When I look for something specific later, I use the search function. The OCR function also searches for the text in the image and displays all relevant information, including images. Number five, focus with Immersive Reader.
A great feature that I like to use when I really want to focus on a text or for proofreading is the Immersive Reader. It is now integrated with several applications such as Word, Outlook and OneNote. When you're on a page, on the View tab, clicking Immersive Reader makes it easier and faster to read.
You can change the settings for text size and color themes to your liking. This is where you can change the font too, and interesting is Comic Sans, a font that might not look appealing in a professional setting, but works great for kids, and is G-shaped that's how kids learn to write in school. You can also use this to practice reading with your children.
You can also use the play button below and have the text read aloud to you. Learn how to analyze whether a rental property is worth buying by calculating the cash return amount. The voice settings allow you to change the voice speed and select a female or male voice.
We're setting up an Excel template. Personally, I use OneNote. But there are many more functions that can be very helpful depending on your needs.
For example, you can hand draw shapes and then ink the shape, and OneNote will automatically convert them to shapes with straight lines and neat corners can also convert your writing into typed text. I was skeptical because I have terrible handwriting, but it even converts mine. First, use the lasso selection to select what you want to convert, then just click Ink to Text here.
I don't use this feature often because I type faster, but it can be useful if you'd rather hand-write your notes. You can even use OneNote for math problems. You can handwrite an equation, use the lasso selection to select it, then click Math.
Ink to Math above allows you to convert it to typed text. But that's not all, you can actually ask, click Choose an option and solve the equation. And if you're interested, you can even show the stepson how to solve it.
Pretty cool right? Don't tell your teachers. There are different versions of OneNote like One or 2013 or OneNote 2016. But the official version of the app is now only called OneNote.
It is available in Windows. and also for Mac Plus, it's free and it syncs across all of your devices, so you see, there are m all ways you can use OneNote to be more organized and productive. If you have a favorite feature, share them with us below, and if you have anything new to share with OneNote that I didn't cover in this article, share that below too.
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How do you unfreeze OneNote?
To unfreeze your account, tap Unfreeze your account. (Note that you will have 30 days to remove enough files to be under the storage limit before your account will be refrozen.) Tap Unfreeze to acknowledge the reminder. To purchase additional storage, tap Get 1 TB of OneDrive storage with Office 365.
If you're running out of space on your iPhone or iPad, stay tuned because today I'm going to teach you seven handy tricks to help you regain lots of space. I'm also going to teach you how to change a few different settings on your iOS devices to keep this from becoming a problem in the future. That's next at Tech Talk America.
Hey guys and welcome to the course, us have a lot to talk about today, but before we begin, I recommend that you first write down how much free space you currently have on your iPhone or iPad. In this way. After you've watched this article, you can look back, see how much space you've reclaimed, and hopefully let me know what that number is.
Below in the comments section. Now, if you don't know how to find this number, let me show you on your iPhone or iPad very quickly. Just go ahead and open up Settings, then navigate to General, tap about, and I want you to look at that number right here.
So write this number down and let's get the lesson started. As I mentioned in my intro, this equation has two parts. We're looking for large files that can be easily deleted.
But the other part involves changing some of the settings on your iOS devices so that it automatically loads data into iCloud to free up space on your local device. Now, some of you may find that you need to buy a little more iCloud storage, but before we go down that road, let's start cleaning up iCloud and if you join in at home I invite you to open Settings and charge to type where your name is at the top. Then we tap on iCloud and on this next page we go to tap on where it shows managed storage.
On this next screen, you will likely see backups as one of the items at the top of the list. Now, just in case you don't see it there, you're stuck. That's another problem.
We'll come to you in a moment. You can see all the different devices iCloud is currently returning now, one of the things a lot of people forget when they buy a new iOS device, whether it's a new iPhone or a new iPad, iCloud doesn't know how it is should stop with the backup. The old device and you don't know how to get rid of those old backup files.
As a result, many people buy a lot more iCloud storage than they actually need because they don't know how much space is being used by backups of old devices. And what you see here on my screen is actually a perfect example of that. So I recently bought the new iPhone 12 and a new iPad.
And if you look at that screen, you'll see that I have 45 gigabytes of iCloud space currently being used by my old iPhone and another 44 from my old iPad. So if you see older devices in this list that you've since replaced, just tap on them and then choose Delete Backup. Now for those of you out there who haven't seen any backups on the previous screen, this is most likely an indication that you are likely to be backing up these devices to your computer.
Well, I don't want to make a lengthy explanation, but in general I don't recommend backing up using this method. The nice thing about iCloud is that everything happens automatically, while while backing up to your computer you have to remember to keep it plugged in all the time. So, I highly recommend that you make sure iCloud backup is turned on on the main iCloud screen.
Just remember the next time you get a new device and you have I restored your data, then delete the old backup for the old device. It is very confusing. Just restoring your data gives you the option to say, hey, do you want to delete that old 44 gigabyte file? ? It has taken up all of the space on your iCloud storage.
It doesn't. Now that we've reclaimed all of the iCloud storage, I now want to show you two settings that you might want to change.First of all, go back to Settings and tap where your name is at t. it's at the top.
Next, we tap iCloud. And finally, we tap Photos. I recommend the settings you see here for pretty much everyone in general, including using iCloud to store your photo library.
And I recommend that too so you optimize the iPhone storage. The next trick will help reduce photos and articles that you take in the future to take up less space on the main settings screen. We'll be scrolling down quite a bit until we get to the camera settings, now start by tapping on Record Video.
Now it should be noted that the settings you see here on my screen may look a little different depending on the generation device you are using.I will see that I am currently recording articles at 4k resolution at 30 frames per second, which is roughly 350 megabytes Takes up space for every minute of article. But if I scroll down you will see that I have this option right here to record HDR article with high efficiency.
And when I flip the switch on, the same amount of footage now takes up about half the space. So this can definitely help you move forward. If we go back a screen and tap Formats, you'll find a similar setting for Photos.The subject we're going to tackle are bloated apps, which means this next segment is the digital one, the equivalent of a stool.
Plasticizers. God, I love metaphors, don't I. To find out if you have bloated apps, just go back to Settings, then go to General and tap iPhone Storage.
Your iPhone will now calculate the size of each app and the largest will be shown at the top of the list. So if we look at my phone you can see that there are a few different things going on now. I love podcasts, but 29 gigabytes of podcasts that look a little suspicious.
Let's look into that. Sure enough. It looks like months ago.
I subscribed to Oprah's super soul podcast. And then never heard of it. Sorry Oprah, all we have to do is type, edit, then tap the minus icon next to Debt Podcast, by the way.
True story. I stepped on Oprah's foot at the Academy Awards in 2004. In my experience of working with clients over the years, the two items that take up the most space are usually messages and photos.
So the majority of the tricks I'm going to teach you from here on will all focus on these two topics. Now let's go back and look at a few other things on this list. As you can see here on my iPhone, the News app currently requires 47 gigabytes of data.
That's a lot of text messages. What are you writing? David? Keep your mouth shut. Don't look into this one more stop.
There's nothing suspicious there. Don't be suspicious By a simple change, I was able to reduce this number from 47 gigabytes to 14. All you have to do is allow iCloud to save most of the data on that message.
To do this again in Settings, tap where it says your name at the top, then tap iCloud and turn on Messages in iCloud. Now, please note whether you currently have iCloud f or messages turned off. And then turn it on.
It may take several hours for this data to be uploaded to the cloud. Keep in mind that this will only happen if your device is connected to both power and WiFi.If you decide to use this setting, which I recommend you should consider doing this overnight.
I actually have a second trick for those of you with a lot of messages, data from Settings, let's go back to General and tap iPhone Storage here we tap Messages and then check for large attachments. If you look at my phone you can see that we have three duplicate articles, each taking up almost 900 megabytes each. And what is? The nice thing about this screen is that you can immediately see which of the files are taking up the most space.
So if you don't need them, you can just tap them to select them and then hit 'Delete'. Duplicating photos is a very common problem. And while you can't solve this from the iPhone or iPad, there is an app for For the Mac, I highly recommend the name of this app.
It's called Power Photos. I have full instructions on how to use it. And I also have a discount link.
Should you choose to buy this app? You can find links to everything in the article description below. The last few items on my list are all in the Photos app. So let's start this.
And then we tap albums at the very bottom. Now, let's scroll to the bottom of this list and there are a few different areas that you should investigate first. And probably the most important ones are articles.
Videos usually take up most of the space here and delete anything you don't need. The other areas that you should also consider are bursts, screenshots, and screen captures. Finally, when you are done cleaning up your photos, I'd like to remind you that the photo junk won't be removed for 30 to 45 days unless you say it sooner than that.
So just tap Recently Deleted . And then when you tap Select in the top right corner, you'll see the option to delete all of your device in the bottom left corner? Take a moment and let me know what that number is in the comments section. Thank you very much for checking out all of them.
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What do you do when OneNote is not responding?
- Close and Relaunch OneNote on your computer.
- Reboot your computer and check if sync is working or not.
- If you are using a laptop, make sure it is plugged into the power socket. Sometimes Windows pauses sync to save battery power.
You ever have OneDrive syncing issues like these. It's a common problem, along with a few other things that happen with OneDrive, and I'll show you how to fix it. Here are the steps I take to fix these common OneDrive sync issues.
The first step - hover your mouse over it and see what it says in it. Notice that Sync Files 1 Remaining appears. So there is a file that is having right click issues, if there is a problem with syncing you will be given a menu option 'View sync problems' which in this case is absent.
So we know we have a file, so all you have to do is look at that file and find out what's going on. Select Open your OneDrive for Business folder from the menu and look for an unchecked green check box in the list. You can see right here that this project folder is not properly synchronized.
Open it and look for the file that was not syncing and you can see here that this 2018 project list document file is not syncing. The quickest solution I usually do is to take this file and drag it to your desktop. Make sure it has been removed from the list.
OneDrive tries to sync the file again. Now take a look at your OneDrive and you will find that it no longer has any problems with syncing. In this situation we can drag this file back here and it will sync again and the issues are fixed.
Now when you find this file you will see that it has a green check mark on it. If you see View Sync Problem on your menu, it is usually because you have violated one of these file and folder restrictions. You cannot sync individual files over 15 GB.
The maximum file name is 400 characters. You cannot use any of these invalid characters. You cannot use these file names either.
And you can't use these names for folders. Also note that if you exceed 100,000 files, you will experience some serious sync performance issues and finally, OneDrive for Business limits each user to 1TB of total storage. If you've tried removing the file and restoring it back to the OneDrive location, and you've also fixed all of the view syncing issues, but you're still having problems syncing to OneDrive, there is another option that I think succeeds is repairing your office installation.
Go to Control Panel, go to Programs and Features, find your Microsoft Office 365, click the Change button and do a quick repair. Click the Repair option to close all of your Microsoft Office applications and perform a repair. When the repair is done, check it out and see if it works.
Another thing to check that can affect synchronization is Windows updates. Make sure you don't have any pending updates or updates that require a reboot as shown here as this can disrupt the sync process. If you've exhausted other options and are still having sync issues, you may need to stop and run the sync process again, which I can show you here.
Right-click OneDrive, choose StopSyncing a Folder, click Stop Syncing, and click Yes. Click OK and the synchronization will stop. Now, before you sync again, it's a good idea to go to your C drive and look at your home folder and switch to your particular user account.
You'll notice that there are a OneDrive and OneDrive for Business out of sync changes, sometimes multiple. Look in there and see if there are any files that haven't been synced. If there aren't any, I prefer to actually remove these folders and have them re-created when I sync again.
You can also see your OneDrive file location and all of the folders. It can be beneficial to move these files out of the OneDrive sync location, run the sync so it's really quick, and then copy the files back when they're done. So I'm going to select all of the files, move them to my desktop, or some other location.
Now I right click on Sync New Library again and it should show the options to sync with your folder. Occasionally you won't see a location and then you might have to go back and repair your folder and install Office again before actually syncing, but in this case I'll sync now. It formally asks me for contact information.
I choose a work or school account and sign in just like I do in Office 365 and sign in. It will start syncing the files and you can click the button to see the location. You will notice that the green check mark is enabled for the folders that are being synced and a 1 is added to the end of the folder name to separate it from the original one I synced earlier.
You will notice that both are listed here. To see the status of the sync, you can go to the OneDrive and see that there are 161 left. Once that's done you should see the green check mark there and nothing left on your OneDrive sync.
Now you can compare the files here to the ones you moved from the old location if you just want to check that nothing is lost, and you can now delete the original OneDrive location as it's empty and no longer needed. Hopefully one of these solutions worked so that you can fix your OneDrive sync problems. If you have any problems please comment.
I am happy to answer any of your questions. Thank you for watching. Hey, if you want to see more articles like this please subscribe and if you liked this article click the thumbs up and leave a comment.
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Why is my microsoft OneNote not working?
If the OneNote desktop software is not working, you may first clear the OneNote cache and see if it helps. ... If the OneNote Windows Store app is not working on your Windows 10 PC, you could open Settings > Apps > Apps & features > OneNote > Advanced Options and click on Reset to reset this Windows Store app.
What does it mean when OneNote freezes up?
For example, when I am writing smoothly with the pen, suddenly the app turns white (indicating not responding). While I thought it may need to restart, after ~10 seconds (depends, sometimes only 2 s) the OneNote 2016 can revive from the freeze, and all of my documents are saved, without any loss.
What to do when OneNote doesn't work in Windows 10?
Use PowerShell The most common solution for the problem with OneNote in Windows 10, well not just OneNote, but some other software as well, is resetting the app package. To this, follow these instructions: Right-click on the Start Menu button and open Command Prompt (Admin). Try to open your OneNote now, and everything should work again.
Why is my OneNote app crashing and exiting without any warning?
The OneNote app was crashing and exiting without any warning message upon launch. As soon as the user was trying to open OneNote app, it was crashing and closing without showing any error code or message so that the user can know the reason behind this problem. The user found a workaround to temporarily fix the issue.
Why is OneNote not responding to my pen?
Since the wireless network condition is poor, I set the app to save my notebook on the local disk. But recently, (I mean from yesterday; before, all were right) this problem occurred: For example, when I am writing smoothly with the pen, suddenly the app turns white (indicating not responding).