Tutorial

Getting Started with Macros

Macro Editor

User Interface

Editing Macro Statements

Expression Editor

How To

Using variables

Finding and modifying objects

Creating new page content

Asking for user input

Sorting objects

Macro Logging

Sample Macros

Concepts

Expressions

Objects

Properties

Variables

Data Types

Arrays

Functions

Literals

Operators

Comments

Getting Started with Macros

Macros are small programs that can be used to perform simple repetitive tasks in OneNote very quickly. The idea is similar to macros in other Office applications which use VBA language. OneNote does not support VBA and Onetastic add-in provides a simple macro language and an editor to build macros.

The main mechanism under which macros operate is as following:

  1. Read data from OneNote (e.g. page content or notebook/section/page hierarchy)
  2. Modify this data
  3. Save the data back to OneNote

Macro Structure

A macro consist of a list of statements which may look like this:

ExpandForEach ($Paragraph in QueryObjects("Paragraph", GetCurrentPage())) ExpandIf (String_Contains($Paragraph.author, "John")) $Paragraph.highlightColor = "yellow"

The above macro will highlight all paragraphs that is last edited by someone named John.

Reference

Statements

ForEach

If

Else

While

Expression

Comment

Break

Continue

Hierarchy Objects

NotebookRoot

Notebook

SectionGroup

Section

Page

Page Objects

Title

Outline

Table

Column

Row

Cell

Paragraph

Text

Image

EmbeddedFile

Tag

Other Objects

DialogBox

Functions

Array Functions

Date/Time Functions

Dialog Box Functions

Macro Execution Functions

Object Functions

String Functions