Good note taking can be instrumental during meetings especially when the discussion pertains directly to your work. A plain white page can be fine for some cases, but other times a more structured page would allow for one to take more clear notes. Thankfully, OneNote has a feature that allows you to choose from pre-made templates, saving you time from worrying about how to format your notes.
How to find templates:
- Click on the “Insert” tab at the top of the page
- Under the insert tab, there’s a section for templates
- This brings up a sidebar that allows you to click through some suggested templates
For example, if you click on “Project Overview” the template even provides suggestions you with a skeletal template that you can fill out with the necessary information. This is a quick tip that can save you time in formatting your notes. If you take the minutes of meetings, and you don’t have an existing template, you could use one of the pre-made templates in OneNote.
Overall, this feature can save you time by not worrying about how to format documents. It’s not only useful for business purposes, but there are also templates for personal and academic uses as well. It may seem like a small things, but every small thing that saves time can add up to save you a lot of time in the end.