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Trouble managing layout of multiple data containers on a page

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Jonathan, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Flightless Bird

    When I enter new data on a page, it is always created in a new data
    container.
    These containers are all independent of one another, so they can
    overlap.

    I want to be able to insert new data onto a page and have OneNote
    automatically move down all the data below it (even if that data is in
    multiple containers).

    Also, is there a way to get OneNote to put everything on the page into
    a single container, so i don't have to deal with these problems?

    Thanks,
    Jonathan
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Jonathan wrote:
    > When I enter new data on a page, it is always created in a new data
    > container.


    Only if you type outside an existing container.
    If you stay inside a container with editing, no new container is
    created.

    > These containers are all independent of one another, so they can
    > overlap.


    But its easy enough to (a) move the containers to cure overlapping
    and/or "merge" containers.[1]

    > I want to be able to insert new data onto a page and have OneNote
    > automatically move down all the data below it (even if that data is in
    > multiple containers).


    This feature does not exist.

    > Also, is there a way to get OneNote to put everything on the page into
    > a single container, so i don't have to deal with these problems?


    Yes, it's just up to you to use many containers as you like.
    If you prefer to have just one, just enter the data on the existing
    container.

    This said: I for one mostly more than just one container.
    Makes some things easier.

    Rainald
    [1] Mark the the lower container (left mouse-clock), hold the Shift-key
    pressed and drag the container in the upward direction with the mouse
     
  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Flightless Bird

    On Feb 18, 10:54 am, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    > Jonathan wrote:
    > > When I enter new data on a page, it is always created in a new data
    > > container.

    >
    > Only if you type outside an existing container.
    > If you stay inside a container with editing, no new container is
    > created.
    >
    > > These containers are all independent of one another, so they can
    > > overlap.

    >
    > But its easy enough to (a) move the containers to cure overlapping
    > and/or "merge" containers.[1]
    >
    > > I want to be able to insert new data onto a page and have OneNote
    > > automatically move down all the data below it (even if that data is in
    > > multiple containers).

    >
    > This feature does not exist.
    >
    > > Also, is there a way to get OneNote to put everything on the page into
    > > a single container, so i don't have to deal with these problems?

    >
    > Yes, it's just up to you to use many containers as you like.
    > If you prefer to have just one, just enter the data on the existing
    > container.
    >
    > This said: I for one mostly more than just one container.
    > Makes some things easier.
    >
    > Rainald
    > [1] Mark the the lower container (left mouse-clock), hold the Shift-key
    > pressed and drag the container in the upward direction with the mouse


    Thanks for the feedback!
    By the way, how do you merge containers?

    Thanks,
    Jonathan
     
  4. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

  5. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Jonathan wrote:
    > On Feb 18, 10:54 am, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    >> Jonathan wrote:


    >> [1] Mark the the lower container (left mouse-clock), hold the
    >> Shift-key pressed and drag the container in the upward direction
    >> with the mouse

    >
    > Thanks for the feedback!
    > By the way, how do you merge containers?


    Just see the sentence above your question ;-) ;-)

    Rainald
     
  6. Jonathan

    Jonathan Flightless Bird

    On Feb 18, 10:54 pm, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    > Jonathan wrote:
    > > On Feb 18, 10:54 am, "Rainald Taesler" <taes...@gmx.de> wrote:
    > >> Jonathan wrote:
    > >> [1] Mark the the lower container (left mouse-clock), hold the
    > >> Shift-key pressed and drag the container in the upward direction
    > >> with the mouse

    >
    > > Thanks for the feedback!
    > > By the way, how do you merge containers?

    >
    > Just see the sentence above your question ;-) ;-)
    >
    > Rainald


    Works great.
    Thanks!
     

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