Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Clip web pages to OneNote with new Firefox add-on

A long time ago, there was a Firefox extension that approximated OneNote’s “Send to OneNote” button in Internet Explorer. Unfortuntely, the plug-in was only compatible with Firefox 1.5 and OneNote 2003. Digital Inspiration documented a work-around but I could never get it to function. Now, Digital Inspiration points to a similar “experimental” Firefox add-on that works with Firefox 3 and OneNote 2007.


The good news is it works as advertised, without resorting to a difficult work-around. The bad news is it’s got a pretty limited feature set. Select text and/or pictures, right click, and choose “Clip to OneNote.” Presto, your clip is saved to OneNote’s unfiled notes section. You can save an entire page by right-clicking on the page, without selecting the text. And that’s it.

There’s no convenient browser button. Nor do the options allow you to save content to a designated OneNote notebook. But it basically duplicates the functionality of the native IE plug-in, so I guess we can’t complain.

Be aware, you will have to journey to the add-ons menu and configure the options so that it knows where you’ve installed OneNote.


On my Vista machine it’s located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE

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