Intro to OneNote

Start using OneNote

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OneNote now has a consistent interface that works the same on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Sign in

  • Sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or the account you use for work or school.

Add a new page or section

  • Select + Page or + Section in the left-hand navigation pane.

Go to another page or section

  • Select it in the left-hand navigation pane.

Rename a page or section

  • Right-click it in the left-hand navigation pane and type a new name.

Open a different notebook

  1. Select Show Notebooks.

  2. Select the notebook you want to open, or select More Notebooks to pick one that isn't listed.

See more of your notes

  1. Select View > Navigation Panes.

  2. Pick the option you want.

Customize OneNote

  1. Select the Settings and More button.

  2. Select Settings > Options.

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Basic tasks in OneNote for Windows 10

OneNote now has a consistent interface that works the same on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

The first time you start OneNote, it asks you to sign in.

Sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or the account you use for work or school.

If it's your first time using OneNote, it will create a new notebook for you but if you've used OneNote before, it opens the last notebook you worked on.

Just like a paper notebook, a OneNote notebook contains pages and sections, which you can see listed along the side.

To add a new page or section, select + Page or + Section.

To go to another page or section, select it.

And to rename a page or section, right-click it.

If you want to keep things completely separate, like notes for work and school, you can use different notebooks.

To open a different notebook, select the Show Notebooks button...

Then select the notebook you want to open, or select More Notebooks to pick one that isn't listed.

Want to see more of your notes?

Select View > Navigation Panes and pick the option you want.

There are a lot more ways to customize OneNote.

Just select the Settings and More button, and select Settings > Options.

To return to your notes, click anywhere on the page and start typing.

That's it.

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