Automatically append date and time with a tag.
Every line in OneNote 'knows' the date and time it was made or modified. Every page in OneNote knows the date and time you set for it, at the top, beneath the title. What we're missing is the ability to set to 'visible' the date and time of the line, either based on its modify timestamp or utilizing the manually set date or time from the top of the page.
Let's look at this example...
[ ] ACTION: Wash the cat.
If I right-click on it, I see its timestamp. But I want that timestamp to be seen by everyone, especially when I print it out. Like this...
[ ] ACTION: Wash the cat. (Username at 12/13/2016 8:11 AM)
In this way I can create a dated list of bullets...
[X] ACTION: Wash the cat. DONE. (Username at 12/14/2016 4:12 PM)
It would be even better if I had an INSERT DATE tag type, so I can instantly tag any line with its date, and later search by it.
In this example, Ctrl-1 provides the checkbox, Ctrl-2 might provide the date stamp (presumably pulled from the top of the page and/or from the system date), and the rest I have to type in manually.
[ ] 01/05 ACTION: Call your mother.
I will submit another ticket for having tags insert text, because I'd like to be able to hit 'Ctrl-1' and have the icon AND a bit of text appear at the same time. (i.e. the To-Do box PLUS the word 'ACTION:' each type I use Ctrl-1)
Thank you for posting this idea. I believe OneNote for Windows 10 currently offers what you are asking for, just not under the concept of a tag.
Have you tried Right Clicking in the canvas and choosing the last option, which should be entitled " at ". For example, if I do that, I see “Dany Khalife at 2/4/2018 10:34 AM”.
When that option is chosen, the author, date and time are all inserted at the location where you initiated the right click.
We could add a keyboard shortcut to this option if that facilitates repetitive insertion, like in your scenario.
Brent C commented
I love mustbethenetwork's comment on October 17, 2018 07:55 and Bruno G's comment on January 31, 2019 07:58
Is there any update on this?
Alt + Shift + F inserts the current date/time
Dany Khalife's suggestion is useful, but not what I'm looking for.
All the relevant info is already there for each line you insert but it's only visible if you right click the line. I just want to be able to toggle it so it's visible or hidden. This would make it easy to scan through a page and see who said what when.
Matt Russett commented
Dany Khalife - I like your suggestion!
Adwait Deshpande commented
is it possible to change the timestamp format and also have seconds?
syaheedullah yahya commented
can u add a real "time and date" stamped on page, and the stamped "time and date " updated every time we refresh or reopen the page
Yes, I need the an option where the date and time of the page to be updated as soon as I write something new on the page.
It would be very helpful if it will also show automatically the date and time of when the page is updated/ changed.
Bruno G commented
I was just looking for this functionality. There is a "Hide Authors" function. Why not a "Hide Date?" Or "Hide Time" for that matter? All of those show as part of the right-click option. Of course, we would have it off in order to show that info instead of hide. Seems like a simple extension of functionality that is already included.
OH That satisfies my need!! Rock!
I think he meant like a detailed audit log feature (this would be awesome).
This of it like an authentication audit trail but for taking notes:
<User Input> [Worked on task X for client YZ] <Auto tag> [username @ date-time]
This would make the professional use of one note much more popular for IT consultants and many more roles.
Also, when I'm doing pentesting, this would save me so much time because it requires detailed notes & timestamps with just about every action - that can end up being thousands of lines, which means thousands of "alt+shift+f". It would be really cool if you could just turn on "Audit log" on that particular one note page/section/notebook.
This still doesn't help, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE TIME STAMP WITHOUT CLICKING......
Alt + Shift + F
This would also make daily journaling easier. A keyboard shortcut would be a nice option.
C. Yusuf Mumtaz commented
What about OneNote for Desktop/2016?
And so that I can search for a date or time and date in all notes.