When you're at a lecture, Q&A session, or an interview, and you know you won't be able to type notes fast enough, you can use OneNote to record audio notes.
Note: Before you get started, make sure your Windows 10 computer or device has a microphone that’s properly set up in Windows Settings.
Start a recording
To begin an audio recording in your notes, do the following:
Click a location on the current page where you want to start the audio recording.
On the Insert tab, click Audio.
OneNote begins recording immediately. To verify that a recording is in progress, note the increasing time counter on the Recording tab that appears.
Stop a recording
To end an audio recording, do the following:
On the Recording tab, click Stop.
OneNote ends the recording. If you want to continue recording at a later time, click Record.
Play back a recording
To listen to an audio recording in your notes, do the following:
Double-click any Audio Recording icon on any page in your notebook.
Tip: While playing back audio in OneNote for Windows 10, you can use the additional controls on the Audio tab that appears — including Pause, Back 5 Minutes, Back 15 Seconds, Forward 15 Seconds, and Forward 5 minutes.
Delete a recording
If you no longer need a particular audio recording, do the following:
On any page, right-click the Audio Recording icon of the recording you want to delete.
On your keyboard, press the Delete key.
Caution: When you delete an audio recording from your notes, it is erased immediately and cannot be recovered.