Insert the time and date in your notes

Depending on how you use OneNote, you can use your computer's current date and time in your notes to mark or track chronological events. For example, you can keep a log of phone calls received at specific times during the day, or mark entries in your OneNote weblog or diary with the current date.

  1. Place the pointer where you want to add a date and time stamp.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On the Insert menu, click Date and Time.

    • To insert the current date and time, press ALT+SHIFT+F.

    • To insert only the date, press ALT+SHIFT+D.

    • To insert only the time, press ALT+SHIFT+T.

Tip: OneNote automatically adds a date and time stamp under the page title whenever a new page is created. To change the date or time stamp of a page, click the date or time, and then click the calendar or clock icon that appears. OneNote will use the new date and time stamp when searching the page for notes.

Note: By default, OneNote uses the date and time format specified in the Control Panel in Microsoft Windows. To change the way dates and times are displayed in OneNote, double-click the Regional and Language Options icon in Control Panel in Windows, click Customize for the locale you have selected, and then choose the Time and Date format you want. The changes apply to new note pages, but not to note pages that you have already created.

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