Working Offline in OneNote at 30,000 Feet, Microsoft Office team just posted a setup guide on how to share between new OneNote 2013 and SharePoint 2013, which were designed to work together.
Sharing in OneNote notebook saves time for team members and when they’re connected to it, they can easily collaborate.
To set up, make sure you have downloaded a copy of a OneNote notebook from SharePoint to your laptop.
Configure your notebook to work offline
- Click on the highlighted Sync Status icon in your team notebook.
- On the Shared Notebook Synchronization dialog, select the option to Work offline – sync only when I click “Sync All.”
Notice that your notebook status now appears as Not Connected, so as you make additions to the notebook, OneNote will not try to automatically sync it.
Sync to SharePoint after you’re back online while you are back in office and are connected to corporate network, you can sync all the offline changes with the notebook on your SharePoint site:
- Click on the highlighted sync status icon in your notebok.
- On the Shared Notebook Synchronization dialog box, click either Sync All or Sync Now.
To keep from manually having to sync your notebook, you can change it back to automatically sync to SharePoint. Select the “Sync automatically whenever there are changes.”
In another blog post, Microsoft details “PDF Reflow,” a new Word 2013 feature, that let you convert PDF content into Word documents “while retaining the elements in the document should act as if you created them in Word.”
“A list from a PDF, for instance, will act just like any other list in Word: hit Enter at the end of a bulleted paragraph and a new bullet will be created,” microsoft said.
The PDF Reflow feature is not intended as a replacement for a reader, such as Windows 8’s Reader, but rather is a converter that gives you a new level of access to your content.
When you open a PDF file in the new Word, “PDF Reflow constructs a new Word document from it, opening the door to easy editing and content reuse. It accomplishes this by using a system of complex rules to figure out what Word objects (like headings, lists, tables, etc.) would best represent the original PDF,” Microsoft explained.
You can access PDF Reflow in the ribbon by clicking FILE, and going to the Open tab in the Backstage. Navigate to the PDF location and select the file you would like to convert! Your content, formerly locked up in a PDF, is now yours to work with again.