OneNote for Windows 10 August 2017 Feature Update Begins Rolling Out

Posted on August 17, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Office, Office 365, Windows 10 with 12 Comments

OneNote for Windows 10 August 2017 Feature Update Begins Rolling Out

Microsoft this week began rolling out the August 2017 Feature Update for OneNote for Windows 10, adding a number of improvements to this note-taking solution.

As Microsoft notes, these features are being made available to customers on a gradual basis. So may not get them immediately.

Here’s what’s new this month.

Text to Math. Those with an Office 365 subscription will see a new Text to Math option that lets you solve an equation you typed as text: Just select it using the Lasso Select button on the Draw tab and then choose Math.

Smart Lookup. To get definitions or more information from the web without leaving OneNote, just right-click a word or phrase and choose Smart Lookup from the context menu that appears.

Insert online pictures. Now you can safely insert photos and images from Bing image search without leaving OneNote. To do so, navigate to the Insert tab and select Pictures > Online. You can search for keywords in the Online Pictures pane to find the right image.

Tables of all shapes and sizes. Now you can add and delete rows and columns in tables. Plus, you can edit tables in other ways, by adding table shading or by sorting content.

More highlight colors. The highlighter tool is no longer limited to yellow: Now, you can use blue, green, red, and several other colors too.

Page Width. The new Page Width tool on the View tab helps you zoom in and out of your notes.


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