Multiple Notebooks can be created for different subjects or projects. Sections are used as subjects or topics that arrange the Pages that hold the actual notes. Notebooks can have as many sections and as many pages as needed. Text on a page are in page containers.
Creating a New Notebook
- Go to portal.office.com
- Locate the OneNote icon from the left navigation pane or type OneNote in the search bar at the top.
- Click the +New notebook button in the top left corner of the screen. Type a name for the New notebook and then click Create.
[New notebook name field with the Create button highlighted]
- A blank notebook opens.
Adding Sections and Pages
- With a Notebook opened, click once on “This notebook is empty” and the Section Name dialog box appears.
- Enter the section name and then click OK.
[Section Name dialog box with the cursor on the Enter a section name field with OK highlighted]
The section showing an Untitled Page appears under the Notebook name.
[Section called Meeting Agenda highlighted along with Untitled page to the right]
Rename, Delete, Add a page and Section Color
- Right click on the section Name and many options appear below to choose. Adding a section color can make that section stand out. Under Section options you can rename, delete or copy a link to the section.
[Sections options highlighted such as: Rename, Delete, Section Color, Page, Section and Copy Link to Section along with a list of section colors to the right]
When you first create a section, an Untitled Page is created automatically. Click to the right of the section to add the title of the page.
- As you type the name of the page, you will see the Untitled Page name changes to this new name.
[Name of the page on the left and right highlighted that both are the same name]
Notes or text are contained in boxes on the OneNote page. The containers expand as you type more text in them.
These boxes can be moved by moving the cursor to the top border of a text container and once this cursor changes to a four-headed arrow. Click, hold, and drag to another place on the page.
[OneNote container box]
Two separate note containers can be combined into one by dragging one note container into another while holding down the Shift key. Once you let go of the mouse button, the contents of the note container that you were moving moves into the destination note container.