Mac: Insert screen clippings (screenshots)
Vote for this if you want to be able to capture screenshots in OneNote for Mac and insert them into your notes.
Thank you for the feedback, Everyone should have this capability with the newest update, i.e. version 16.29 or greater. You can find this option in from the “Insert” tab > “Screenshot”.
But what is the keyboard shortcut on a Mac to take a screen clipping and "save it to your clipboard" as windows users can do? I would like to automatically save it to clipboard and then choose where I can paste it.
it totally makes sense otherwise why using onenote
where is the keyboard shortcut to insert a screen clipping directly into OneNote on Mac? The was a fast and easy process on Windows. Command Shift 4 on Mac is still faster than using the screen clipping feature now available on Onenote for Mac. Also, the screenshot feature captures the screen, but you need a magnifying glass to read the capture. A keyboard shortcut to clip and directly post into Onenote on Mac would be fantastic!
Jeff Smith commented
Thanks so much for adding this feature. I've been a huge Onenote supporter/user since 2006, and now that I've migrated over to the Mac OS, I appreciate very much you responding to requests such as this. OneNote is still, by far, my favorite app to use.
Session 24 commented
where is the freaking screen clipping tool !!!! you guys are blowing it !
Awwwww yeaaaaahhhhhh, thanks OneNote team!
JR McVicker commented
I am running OneNote 16.30 on Mojave 10.14.6 and I do not see the Screenshot option under Insert.
Gabriel Corrêa de Oliveira commented
I can see this feature is now available on the Mac version.
I don't know when it was introduced, but it is definitely there. Running version 16.29.
On the top ribbon, under "Insert", there's a "Screenshot" button that allows you to insert a screenshot of one of the open windows, or clip a part of the screen.
I don't see a timer option, like the one Skitch for Evernote provides, but that is minimal loss of functionality. I am definitely migrating from a paid Evernote subscription to a free OneNote subscription today.
Lee Hawkins commented
I use a Mac at home and Windows at work. I work from home a lot and use screen clippings and OneNote extensively. I really need to be able to do a quick screen grab to post into my notes. I find it hard to believe this isn't an easy and readily available option. Crazy!
New company uses mac, I love OneNote but on this computer is just word with a couple extra features, OneNote should be universally the same not change because of the computer its on.
I don't understand why when things work OK MS try to change them? wwwwhhhhyyyyyyy ???? 😡
Jt Tarantino commented
You all can just re-assign the hotkey to Command + S
My comment to Support's answer below: Thanks so much... As an ex-MCP (NT/Exchange/Pro/Server) who finally gave up on PC in 2018 due to… Windows OS [woes though using Windows] since Windows 3.1 in college at West Point… it’s difficult to even stay with Office when so many features are missing. [Per your response] I understand there are 2 operating systems [which shouldn't be your go to answer for a feature request in an app... 2 separate discussions], this does not preclude coding similar features.
I do not want to switch to Evernote! Still waiting on Screen Clippings in OneNote… You have it in Word and PowerPoint and it's even in Excel when Excel should be the last choice for Screen Clippings… Isn’t it just as easy to get it in to OneNote. Of all the Office products #1 for Screen Clipping is definitely OneNote as it's primary purpose is note taking… #2 PowerPoint… everything else, last…
This is someone who was obsessed with Windows... even had the TMobile Wing before that OS team was fired to make a better Windows OS for phone (to bad Windows didn't buy Android)!! Had hotmail before Windows even bought it... Do I need to give up everything Microsoft?? I bought a MAC in 2018 and now I just decided to give up Android because Samsung made me angry with the Note 7 and it just won't catch up S7/S9 (screen. processing/latency/restarts, battery)... it's reminding me of Windows and now I'm switching to iPhone because android reminds me of Windows. Windows/Office/Microsoft this shouldn't happen... I shouldn't be giving up... Save us... Keep us... don't let us give up.
In case you are wondering this is the note I was responding to when I posted an Outlook question so I can add Screen Clipping and Print to OneNote in Outlook after attempting to cheat by modifying the Quick Access Toolbar which isn't even an option in Outlook... ahhhhhhhh come on help us please!!!:
How do I print to OneNote on MAC Outlook? How do I update my ribbon. Can I save my PC Ribbon and import it to my MAC ribbon. Why would PC Office and MAC Office have so many serious differences.
Hello Ray, hope you are doing great! My name is Alex and I’ll be happy to help you.
At this moment, there is no option to print to OneNote from Outlook for Mac and no option to update the customize the Ribbon. If you would like to see this feature implemented in our app just submit your vote via our UserVoice topic: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/15441291-customize-the-ribbon
We would love to hear your feedback!
Regarding the differences: Mac OS and Windows are quite different OS hence apps also work in a different way and have different design, features.
Please, let me know if there is anything else I can do for you? I am happy to help.
PS… Honorable Mention to Alex Wang MSFT who did at least try to help me:
We are sorry for all the trouble it has caused and sorry for the disappointment you feel.
Since Office 2016 for Mac is released, Microsoft is trying to make Office for Mac have the same function as Office on Windows and some features are added to Office for Mac successfully, but as you experienced, there are still a lot needs to be done.
About the Side Notes from Outlook message,
1. If the shipping tool is like to save the notebook as a file offline and sent it via mails, maybe you could consider export the notebooks according to this article: Export and import OneNote notebooks. This solution is available for Microsoft account(in another word: personal account). Notebooks stored in OneDrive for Business does not support export.
2. The print to OneNote is a function is also limited to Windows. A workaround I can think of is sending the email to OneNote: Outlook for Mac now supports sending items to OneNote in Insider Fast.
One way I found that may be useful:
Install OneNote Clipper (For Chrome for me). Once it's done, click the button, select the area, double click, then Command+V to Onenote.
That helps me in most cases, but still, it is an extension only for Chrome(or Safari or whatever it supports), you have to keep your Chrome open in order to click the extension button, which is a bit annoying.
Hope it helps.
MS please give us cmd+s option in Mac OS.
No Screenshot? The answer is Evernote!!!
yes please please please
Here is a nice workaround.... read the COMMENT of the guy called jsafire... his method works
Parth Singhal commented
Yes we want it.
I need screen clipping!