Rename pages, sections, or notebooks in OneNote 2016 for Mac

If the contents of pages and sections in your notebook have changed enough over time so that their descriptive titles and labels no longer adequately describe the notes within them, you can rename any of the pages, sections, or section groups in your notebook — or you can rename the entire notebook itself.

Rename a page

  1. Do either of the following:

    • On the menu bar, click Notebooks, point to Pages, and then click Rename Page.

    • Control-click the tab of the page you want to rename, and then click Rename on the menu that appears.

  2. When the page header text at the top of the page is selected, type the new name for the page, and then press Return.

Rename a section

  1. Do either of the following:

    • On the menu bar, click Notebooks, point to Sections, and then click Rename Section.

    • Control-click the tab of the section you want to rename, and then click Rename on the menu that appears.

  2. When the section tab text is selected, type the new name for the section, and then press Return.

Rename a section group

Do the following:

  1. If necessary, exit any section group you’re currently viewing by clicking the curved arrow to the left of the row of section tabs.

  2. At the top level of the section tabs, control-click the name of the section group that you want to rename, and then click Rename on the menu that appears.

  3. When the section group text is selected, type the new name for the section group, and then press Return.

Rename a notebook

To help prevent broken links by accidentally renaming notebooks that are shared with other people, you’ll need to rename the notebook file at its source.

Caution:  Before renaming notebooks that you have already shared with other people, consider giving the other notebook authors some amount of advance notice about your plans to rename the notebook they’re working in. This way, the change does not unexpectedly prevent them from accessing important information in the shared notebook.

When you’re ready to rename a notebook, do the following:

  1. On the menu bar in OneNote, click Notebooks, point to Notebooks, and then click Close This Notebook.

  2. In Safari or in any other Web browser, go to www.onedrive.com. If necessary, sign in with the same Microsoft account or organizational account where the notebook you want to delete is currently stored.

  3. When you are successfully signed into OneDrive, navigate to the Documents folder for your account.

  4. Move the mouse pointer over the notebook you want to rename, click to select the small checkbox that appears in the upper right corner of the notebook icon, and then click Manage > Rename on the OneDrive menu bar.

  5. When the notebook name is selected, type the new name for the notebook, and then press Return.

  6. On the same page, click the notebook icon to open the renamed notebook in OneNote Online.

  7. In OneNote Online, click the Open in OneNote button near the top of the page to open the renamed notebook in OneNote 2016 for Mac.

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