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How to Add Audio and Video in OneNote 2013

OneNote 2013 allows you to record on the fly and add audio and video clips to your notes right from the OneNote Ribbon. You can also embed prerecorded clips by using the Ribbon’s Insert tab.

How to embed an existing clip in your OneNote note

You can embed an audio or video clip into your note as a file attachment so that people can double-click or double-tap the icon for the file to view or listen to it. To embed an existing clip to your note, follow these steps:

  1. Open a page in your notebook section and position your cursor where you want the embedded file’s icon to appear.

  2. Select the Insert tab from the OneNote Ribbon and click or tap the File Attachment button with the paperclip icon on it.

  3. Browse to the location of the clip, select it, and click or tap Insert.

How to record a new clip to add to your OneNote note

No matter where you and your PC are, you can record audio or video to add to your notes. This can be useful in anywhere something is happening that you want to record and keep in a note. The process for recording a video and audio clip is the same except for the button you press to start the recording. Here’s how:

  1. Open a page in your notebook section and position your cursor where you want the recorded file’s icon to appear.

  2. Select the Insert tab on the Ribbon and click or tap Record Audio or Record Video.

    The clip begins recording. For a video, you’ll see the video appear in a small window. Notice that the Ribbon adds an Audio/Video tab that includes recording and playback controls.

  3. Click or tap the Stop button with a big square on it to stop recording.

  4. Hover your mouse over the clip’s icon to see playback controls. You can also use the See Playback button (you won’t see anything for an audio clip, despite the button’s name).

    Note that you will not see playback controls when hovering over prerecorded clips; the controls show up only with clips that you recorded using OneNote.

For advanced audio and video settings, such as to switch cameras or recording codecs, click or tap the Audio & Video Settings button to the right of the recording controls.

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