In OneNote ribbon, has a feature "File Printout".
Many people like this feature. For example: it can print PDF file into OneNote as printout, and use Draw Tools to make comments for PDF.
But, printout make a small PDF file to a very big file, it cause OneNote difficult to sync.
So, what is printout?
OneNote Storage File ( .one ) Before Insert PDF File
At first, In a notebook, create 2 new section:
- New Section 1， size is 11 KB
- New Section 2， size is 11 KB
Now, we ready to insert a PDF file ( size is 1765 KB) to see what happened.
Follow step, In OneNote ribbon -> "Insert" tab -> "Files" group -> "File Attachment", insert the .pdf file into New section 1.
Now, the New Section1 size enlarge to 1786 KB.
It seem to be this size is .one + .pdf.
Again, In OneNote ribbon -> "Insert" tab -> "Files" group -> "File Printout", insert the .pdf file into New Section 2.
At this time, New section 2 surge to 53891 KB.
We can see, printout cause .one file soared to 30 times.
In general, a 10 MB PDF print to OneNote, the .one file surge to 200 MB.
10 PDF maybe has 2 GB size.
Printout is an image, it will lead .one file enlarge by 20, 30 times.
This cause synchronization problems, especially on mobile phone.
An Excel spreadsheet or Visio diagram insert to OneNote also is a printout.