Move or copy notes in OneNote 2016 for Mac

In OneNote, you can be as organized as you want to be. When you first begin taking notes in OneNote, you’re probably okay with using a single notebook with one or a few sections in it. However, as your notebook grows in size and complexity over time, you may want to move some things around.

You can easily move or copy any of the pages and sections in your notebooks from one location to another. For example, if you’ve created a page with a checklist in one section of your notebook that you’d also like to begin using in another section, you can make a copy of that page and place it where you want it. Or, you might want to move an entire section of pages from your first notebook to another one that you’ve created for a particular subject or project.

Move or copy a single page of notes

  1. In your current notebook section, Control-click the tab of a page that you want to move or copy to another location.

  2. On the menu that appears, do one of the following:

    • To move the page to a different location, click Move To, click to select the section where you want to move the page, and then click Move. The destination you choose can be any section in your current notebook, or any section in another notebook that you have open.

      Tip: Moving a page removes it from its original location in the notebook. After you move a page, it will exist only at its new location. If you accidentally move a page to a section whose name you don’t remember, you can easily search for notes to find them again.

    • To copy the page to another location while also keeping the page where it is located now, click Copy Page To, click to select the section where you want to insert the copy of the page, and then click Copy. The destination you choose can be any section in your current notebook, or any section in another notebook that you have open.

      Tip: Copying a page keeps it in its original location in the notebook while also creating a duplicate at the destination you’ve selected. If you accidentally copy a page to a section whose name you don’t remember, you can easily search for notes to find them again.

Move or copy an entire section of pages

  1. In your current notebook section, Control-click the tab of a section that you want to move or copy to another location.

  2. On the menu that appears, do one of the following:

    • To move the section to another location, click Move Section To, click to select where you want to move the section (for example, one of your other notebooks, or any available section group), and then click Move.

      Note: Moving a section from one location to another also moves all of the pages that are contained in that section.

    • To copy the section to another location while also keeping the original section and its pages where they are now, click Copy Section To, click to select where you want to insert the copy of the section (for example, any of your notebooks, or any available section group) and then click Copy.

      Note: Copying a section from one location to another also copies all of the pages that are contained in that section.

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