When I saw Warner’s post this morning about the new Send To OneNote 2007 Powertoy, I was a little disappointed that it did not print the file to OneNote. It does send the file as a shortcut to OneNote, but it wasn’t what I was really after. Being a heavy OneNote user on my Tablet PC, I’m always looking for some short-cuts to get documents and stuff printed into OneNote.
So, I went off on a goose chase to figure out how I could easily add a OneNote 2007 printer as a Send-To option, and I figured it out! Having this option will allow you to right click any printable file, go to the Send To option, and choose the OneNote 2007 Printer.
1. Navigate to your c:, then go to Tools / Folder Options / View. Turn off the checkmark to hide hidden operating system files. I recommend turning this back on when you are finished. I currently have User Access Control turned off and am the administrator of my machine, so I’m not sure what rights issues you could run in to.
Ed Holloway has made a suggestion for those with UAC turned on:
Users with UAC on may have trouble with steps 1&2.
Step 1 can be deleted, and step 2 replaced with Start\Search(Run)\shell:Sendto this will open up the correct Send To folder ( C:\Users\[UserID]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\ ), as opposed to the link at C:\users\%your profile name%\
2. After setting that option, Go to c:\users\%your profile name% . You should see a short cut called Send To. Windows XP users will find this under c:\documents and settings\%profile name%
3. Leaving that window open, go to Control Panel / Printer.
4. Activate both the window containing your c: and the printers so they are side by side. Then, drag the Send To OneNote 2007 printer and lay it across the Send To short cut.
5. All finished. Now your Send To OneNote 2007 printer will be a right click Send To option. This should work with all printers and any document you want to print.
If there are any questions / suggestions, post them here