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Can’t say that I’ve ever needed to do this, but I can see why some folks might want to view two sections in OneNote side-by-side. It’s actually quite easy and Dan Escapa’s method can be applied to many apps in Microsoft Windows.1. Just click “Window” in […]

Can’t say that I’ve ever needed to do this, but I can see why some folks might want to view two sections in OneNote side-by-side. It’s actually quite easy and Dan Escapa’s method can be applied to many apps in Microsoft Windows.1. Just click “Window” in the menu and choose “New Window” or CTRL+M; your choice. This will open up OneNote in a second window.2. In your Windows Taskbar, CTRL-click both active OneNote Windows to select them.3. Right-click on one of the OneNote selections in the Taskbar and in the pop-up menu, choose “Show Windows Side by Side”Clip_image0016Now you’ll have both OneNote sections sharing an equal portion of the screen so you can cross-check facts, update older notes, or whatever. Steps 2 and 3 above can be applied to any active windows by the way: you always have the option to show active windows side-by-side with this approach.

  1. Hey, a nice trick. I’m thinking about a pair of situations where I could use it . Thank you :D

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  2. That’s great! I’ve done tiling before within programs like Excel before, but this is really useful for tiling windows of different programs.

    I’d be using this to make it easier to compare the contents of my work network drive and my USB flash drive.

    BTW, can anybody point me towards an easy way to sync files from a networked drive with a USB flash drive? The combination of files on a network and on removable media has me confused as to which software would work best for me.

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  3. There is a really nice piece of software, freeware, out there called Winsplit Revolution, at http://reptils.free.fr/

    Essentially it is a way to move windows around on the screen with simple key combinations and it is a real time saver when you want to view more than one at a time and use all your screen real estate to do it.

    Hit ctrl-alt-4 (on the num pad) and the program uses half of the screen on the left instantly. Switch to the other window and do ctrl-alt-6 and that uses the other half on the right. Very cool stuff especially when one has a really large screen to work with and want to tile programs quickly and easily.

    Similarly ctrl-alt-9 will place a program in the upper right quarter of the screen, and ctrl-alt-5 maximizes. Great stuff.

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  4. Don’t forget the Craig Pringle tip that lets you simply tell the OneNote window to stay on top of other windows:

    http://www.jkontherun.com/2008/03/handy-onenote-t.html

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  5. Oh My Gosh I’ve been wanting to do that for soooo long. I’m so glad that I’ve been schooled in the method of making multiple OneNote windows now. Thank you so very much!

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