Insert extra writing space in OneNote

If your pages in OneNote are full of notes, you can create extra writing space in the left margin or in the middle of a page.

Insert extra writing space

  1. Click Insert > Insert Space.

    Screenshot of the Insert Space button in OneNote 2016.

  2. Move the mouse to area where you want to add the space

    The mouse pointer will turn into an arrow so you know which direction you can drag it.

  3. Click and drag the arrow until you’ve created the space you need.

    Tip:  If you make a mistake, press Ctrl+Z to undo your action, and try again.

Remove extra writing space

If you remove content from a page, and you want to remove the blank space created by the deletion, you can bring the remaining note containers and objects on the page closer together.

  1. On page with too much space, click Insert > Insert Space.

  2. Move the mouse to the bottom of the space you want to remove.

    The pointer will turn into a double-sided arrow.

  3. Click and drag the arrow upward until you’ve removed as much space as you want.

    Tip:  If you make a mistake, press Ctrl+Z, and then try again.

What do you want to do?

Add space anywhere on a page

Add space at the end of a page

Add space anywhere on a page

  1. In your notes, click where you want to insert extra writing or drawing space (for example, at the end of a paragraph).

  2. On the Insert menu, click Extra Writing Space Button image .

  3. Drag the mouse pointer vertically in the direction indicated by the arrow to add as much space as you want, and then release the mouse button.
    Click and drag to make more space on the page.

Button image Drag to add space at the edges of the page or between lines of text.

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Add space at the end of a page

  • On the current page, click the Scroll Down by Half Page Button image button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar (if visible).

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