Okay, this has been bothering me for a long time, and I just stumbled upon the solution.
SCENARIO: You’re working on a project and you need to take notes. In this example, I’ll use a Word file (my current short story). So I click on the OneNote icon in the tray and a SideNote pops up. SideNotes are special OneNote pages…they stay always on top so your can work on your project, in this case a short story, without having to switch windows when you want to jot down a note…it just stays there for you. Groovy, no?
PROBLEM: When you close your SideNote, the note is filed in the UNFILED section of OneNote. The next time I work on that story, if I open the SideNote, I get a new, blank note, not the one I was working on. But I want that one. I could go into full OneNote mode (expand the SideNote and it magically becomes the full monty) and find it, but it’s not longer a SideNote and doesn’t stay on top. In the past, I’d select the text and paste it into a new SideNote and begin anew. Not simple or practical.
When you open a new SideNote, there’s a little drop-down menu at the end of the tool bar – click it! Among other tools, you’ll find a backward and forward arrow, that allows you to page through your Unfiled Notes until you find the one you create before and you can continue on, as before.
IMPACT: If you’re like me (isn’t everyone?), you’ll be grinnin from ear to ear and forehead to chin. Yeah, it’s that’s good (: Oh, you’re welcome!