Take notes

Take notes

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With OneNote, take notes the way you want. You can type notes, write notes, convert handwritten notes to text, and even record audio notes.

Type a note

  • Click or tap anywhere on the page and start typing.

    All of your work is saved automatically.

Move a note

  • Drag the top of the content box to where you want it on the page.

Resize a note

  • Drag the side of the content box to resize it.

Handwrite notes

You can handwrite notes with a mouse, stylus, or your finger.

  • Select Draw, select a pen, and start writing.

Convert handwriting to text

  1. Choose Select Objects or Type Text or Lasso Select.

  2. Draw a circle around the text and select Ink to Text.

    Now you can edit the text the same way you edit your typed text.

Use OneNote to record audio notes

  1. Click or tap the page, and then select Insert > Audio.

    OneNote immediately starts recording.

  2. To end the recording, select Stop.

  3. To listen to the recording, press the Play button, or double-click the audio recording.

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Basic tasks in OneNote for Windows 10

Write notes and draw in OneNote for Windows 10

Record audio notes in OneNote for Windows 10

In OneNote, you can type notes, write notes, convert handwritten notes to text, and even record audio notes.

To type a note, click or tap anywhere on the page and start typing.

You can add notes, move them, and resize them anywhere you want on the page.

All of your work is saved automatically.

You can also handwrite notes with a mouse, stylus, or your finger.

Select Draw, select a pen, and start writing.

To convert your handwriting to text, choose Select Objects or Type Text or Lasso Select.

Draw a circle around the text and select Ink to Text.

Now you can edit the text the same way you edit your typed text.

You can also use OneNote to record audio notes.

Click or tap the page, select Insert > Audio, and OneNote immediately starts recording.

To end the recording, select Stop.

To listen to the recording, press the Play button, or double-click the audio recording.

With OneNote, take notes the way you want.

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