Here at Windows RT Source, we believe that OneNote is the best note-taking application in the world. It has some unique features that set it apart from the competition, especially when paired with powerful operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows RT. One such feature is called Send to OneNote 2013.
In the Windows 8 style app world, there aren’t any really great PDF readers. Microsoft has improved things in their own software in Windows 8.1, but it’s still not all that powerful. OneNote however, can replace those core functions you may be looking for if you have documents you need to reference and keep with you.
When you have your PDF open, simply go to your Charms menu and choose “Devices”. From here, select “Print” and then “Send to OneNote 2013”. This works on both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro (as long as you have purchased a license). All of the following features are available to both Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro users.
Notice the flexibility that you have when printing in the modern Windows 8 environment. This is really powerful stuff and really helps to prove that this interface can be just as functional as the old desktop design space that we’ve all come to know Windows for.
Once you’ve printed your document, head over to your desktop and OneNote 2013 will be waiting for you. OneNote gives you the option to choose which Notebook, section, and even page to print the file to. After you’ve chosen, the location for the pages you’ve printed, you’ll be in editing mode. This is where things get awesome. If you’re using the Surface Pro or any other Windows 8 device with Wacom’s digitizing technology built in, you’ll be able to edit more easily, but all of the features are still there on Windows RT.
Turn your tablet into Portrait mode and go into full screen editing mode by tapping the expand button. Your controls will still be available from the top of the screen by tapping the ellipsis.
Try adding handwritten notes right on the PDF.
You can also highlight and have a great deal of flexibility in both the color and the width of the lines. Too, you can choose whether you’re using a pen or a highlighter and thus control the opacity of the lines.
Of course, in reality, you have access to all of OneNote’s other powerful note-taking features. These features are invaluable to students and professionals alike. After adding these notations, you can also open up the Windows 8 style OneNote app for more touch-friendly viewing. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!