Getting Started with Microsoft OneNote
This computer help page describes the basic functions and abilities of Microsoft OneNote. If you would like more detailed information, please see the "Sources" below. If you have any further questions, please contact Information Technology at 937-766-7905, or submit an online computer service request.
Microsoft OneNote is a powerful note-taking program that allows users to store all of their notes and content in one location. OneNote can create, store, and organize numerous notebooks, create sections within each notebook, and create pages within each section.
- Click the Windows [Start] button > Click "Control Panel."
- Click "Programs and Features."
- From the list, click "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013" one time so that it highlights this option.
- Click the [Change] button located in the panel near the top of the screen.
- In the "Administrator" field, enter the 6-digit password located on the barcode of your computer.
- In the pop-up window that appears, make sure "Add or Remove Features" is selected > Click [Continue].
- Click the drop-down arrow next to "Microsoft OneNote" > Select "Run all from My Computer" > [Click Continue].
- Wait for the program to configure > Click [Close] in the window that appears.
To access Microsoft OneNote once you have installed it:
- Click [Start] > "All Programs"
- Click on "Microsoft Office 2013" > select "OneNote 2013."
OneNote's power lies in its ability to effectively organize content. You begin by creating a notebook that holds all of your actual content. Once a notebook exists, you can further organize content by creating sections and pages. For example, you could create a notebook called "School" that holds all of your school notes. Within that notebook, you could create a section for each one of your classes, and within those sections you could create a page for each day of class.
To create a notebook:
- Open Microsoft OneNote 2010
- Click [File] > "New"
- Under "1. Store Notebook On:" choose "My Computer"
- Type in a name for the notebook
- Choose the location for your file
- Click [Create Notebook]
It is highly recommended that you save your notebook to the H: drive. If you save it to the C: drive or desktop, you will not be able to edit the file from other computers via campus network drives.
To create a section:
- When you create a notebook, OneNote automatically creates one section and names it "New Section 1." To change the default name of this section, double click the section tab.
- Click the "Create a New Section" icon next to the most recent section to create a new one.
- Type in a name for the section. To change the name of the section later, double click the tab.
To create a page:
- When you create a section, a page is automatically created called "Untitled page." To name a page, type a title into the rectangular-shaped text box.
- Press [New Page] to create a new page.
- To create a sub page within a page, click the small arrow next to [New Page] > click [New Subpage].
Sources and More Information:
- OneNote 2010 Basics by Microsoft
- Introduction to OneNote by DemoTrainer
- Organizing Content in OneNote by OneNoteHelp
- What is OneNote? by Lynda.com
- Launching OneNote and touring the interface by Lynda.com
- Creating new notebooks by Lynda.com
- Creating a note on a page by Lynda.com
- Searching a notebook by Lynda.com
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