OneNote: Create unique titles for sections and pages

What to fix

Give your OneNote section groups, sections, and pages unique names, and remove empty items.

Why fix it

Notebooks with content named descriptively make it easier for you to find specific information in your notes. This also helps people using screen readers to know what a section, section group, or page contains without opening it.

How to fix it

The following procedures describe how to rename or remove OneNote section groups, sections, and pages:

Rename sections

Descriptive and accurately titled sections help users find the section they need.

  1. In a notebook, right-click the section name you want to edit, and select Rename.

    Screenshot of the context menu with the Rename option selected.
  2. Type the new name, and then press Enter.

Delete sections

To help screen readers and users find relevant information quickly, remove any unused sections that contain no information.

  1. In a notebook, right-click the section you want to remove, and select Delete.

    Screenshot of the context menu for removing a section
  2. In the confirmation dialog, select Yes.

Rename section groups

Descriptive and accurately titled section groups help users find the correct section group.

  1. In a notebook, right-click the section group name you want to edit, and select Rename.

    Rename a section group in OneNote for Windows dialog
  2. Type the new name, and then press Enter.

Delete section groups

To help screen readers and users find relevant information quickly, remove any unused section groups that contain no information.

  1. In a notebook, right-click the section group you want to remove, and select Delete.

    Delete section group in OneNote for Windows dialog
  2. In the confirmation dialog, select Yes.

Add a title or rename a page

Descriptive and accurately titled pages help users find the correct page.

  1. In a notebook, open the page you want to name or rename.

  2. Type the name on the page title line above the time and date.

    Rename page in OneNote for the web

Delete a page

To help screen readers and users find relevant information quickly, remove any unused pages that contain no information.

In the page list, right-click the page you want to remove, and select Delete.

Delete page in OneNote for Windows dialog
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