Quick Tip: Screen Clips with OneNote

In the second post in the Quick Tip series I want to show you is the ‘screen clipping’ feature built into OneNote.

Personally I find it the most useful way to take screen grabs – and having it in a powerful and underrated application like OneNote is just a bonus!

If you’ve never used OneNote before, you need to fire it up and make sure the icon is placed in the taskbar.



Go to the OneNote ‘Options’ and select the ‘Display Tab’

Now that the OneNote icon is displayed in the taskbar you can take screen ‘clips’ with the ‘Windows Key + S’ shortcut.

This action greys out the entire screen and allows you to select an active area of the screen to grab. If you require the entire screen, simply start in one of the corners and select the screen as if it were a selection in paint.

The default action is to open the screen clip in OneNote and dump it onto  the clipboard. Personally I prefer to just dump to clipboard and paste where necessary (normally into a word doc or Paint).

To change the default action, go back to ‘Options’ menu and select the ‘Send to OneNote’ tab.



Hope you find that as useful as I do.

More Quick Tips coming up – suggestions welcome!