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The best keyboard shortcuts for OneNote

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Regardless of the program you are using, we all want to make sure we are being productive with our time. Using keyboard shortcuts for OneNote is the perfect way to improve productivity in any of the Microsoft Office programs. The key to learning shortcuts is consistency. The commitment to give your mouse a rest and keep your hands on the keyboard wherever possible means you reduce the amount of movement between the keyboard and mouse and therefore improve workflow. There are LOTS of keyboard shortcut options, ut here you’ll find the most useful shortcuts you can use with Microsoft OneNote.

Below is a list of my favourite shortcuts to use in Microsoft OneNote. Don’t worry about writing these ones down, you can receive a PDF copy of all keyboard shortcut lists at the bottom of this post.

My Favourite Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Ctrl + NCreate a new page within the Notebook
Ctrl + MOpen a new OneNote window
Ctrl + OOpen a Notebook
Ctrl + SSynchronise the Notebook
Ctrl + PPrint current page
Ctrl + TCreate a new section
Ctrl + ASelect all items on the page
Ctrl + ZUndo. Undo. Undo. Need I say more?
Ctrl + YRedo the last action
Ctrl + XCut text or item
Ctrl + CCopy text or item
Ctrl + VPaste text or item
Ctrl + BApply Bold formatting
Ctrl + IApply Italics formatting
Ctrl + UApply Underline formatting
Ctrl + ESearch all Notebooks
Ctrl + FSearch current page
Ctrl + KInsert a hyperlink
Ctrl + LAlign paragraph to Left
Ctrl + RAlign paragraph to Right
Ctrl + mouse wheelZoom page in and down
Ctrl + Shift + MCreate a Quick Note
Alt + F4Close OneNote
F7Spell Check
F11Enable/Disable Full Page View
Page UpScroll up the current page
Page DownScroll down the current page
Ctrl + Alt + 1Apply Heading 1 style
Ctrl + Alt + 2Apply Heading 2 style
Ctrl + Alt + 3Apply Heading 3 style
Ctrl + Alt + 4Apply Heading 4 style
Ctrl + Alt + 5Apply Heading 5 style
Ctrl + Alt + 6Apply Heading 6 style
Ctrl + Shift + NApply the Normal style
Ctrl + HomeScroll to top of the current page
Ctrl + EndScroll to the bottom of the current page

That’s the list of my favourite shortcuts in OneNote. To see a full list of all shortcuts available in OneNote, use the F1 key to access the built-in Microsoft OneNote Help feature and search for keyboard shortcuts.

Be sure to check out my other posts for keyboard shortcuts to use in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word,

I love hearing about shortcut combinations that other people use so feel free to comment below if you have a favourite combination not listed here.

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