Creating Notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows

OneNote 2016 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Notes in OneNote 2016 are easy to create and can be customized to be more effective. Explore different ways to create notes, work with notes and Outlook, and how to customize notes with bullets, lists, and special characters.


  • Adding a new note
    Taking notes during a meeting
    Adding notes from office 2016
    Integrating data from outlook
    Email yourself notes
    Spellchecking your notes
    Creating automatic corrections
  • Personalizing your page appearance
    Formatting your notes
    Creating bullet & number lists
    Customizing your lists
    Inserting special characters
    Annotating your notes


  • 4m 19s
    There are a number of different ways of adding a new note to your OneNote 2016 notebook. As well as being able to create a new note in the notebook itself, you can also create a Quick Note from your desktop. The Quick Note tool is particularly useful if you need to quickly create a note but do not have the time to open the OneNote 2016 application or organize it into a particular section or page. FREE ACCESS
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    OneNote 2016 can be used to take notes for a meeting that has been organized in Outlook 2016. This can be very useful if you want to keep track of talking points or items to follow up. As well as being able to use OneNote 2016 to store personal meeting notes, you can share your notes with other meeting participants via Outlook 2016. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Adding notes from Office 2016 in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    OneNote 2016 can be used to store or annotate an existing Word, Excel or PowerPoint document. This tool is particularly useful if you just want to create a shortcut to access the file. You can even create notes that are linked to the file in question. And as well as documents, you can create screenshots of an active window or item on your desktop. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Integrating data from Outlook in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    The Microsoft Office 2016 suite allows for a great deal of interaction between its different applications and clients. The link between OneNote 2016 and Outlook 2016 is particularly useful. You can transfer meeting details, contact information and even the contents of an email from your Outlook account straight into your notebook. Once those details have been added, you can annotate them as you see fit with the OneNote 2016 tools. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Emailing yourself notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    4m 36s
    Connect your email address to your OneNote 2016 account and send content that you'd like to have automatically added to your notebook. Just remember to send those messages to from your registered email address for your email notes to be seamlessly integrated. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Spellchecking your notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    2m 40s
    Before sharing your notes, it is a good idea to check them for any spelling mistakes. OneNote 2016 includes both a quick tool for correcting mistakes as you find them, and a more thorough spellchecker, which can be used to also access word definitions and a word's language settings. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating automatic corrections in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    Some spelling mistakes found in your notebook can be automatically corrected by OneNote 2016. Not only that, but certain abbreviations can be converted into full words, and mistakes such as double capital letters at the start of a word can be automatically adjusted. You can even create your own automatic corrections. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Personalizing your page appearance in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    3m 18s
    Your OneNote 2016 notebook can be formatted in a number of different ways. You can, for example, add color to notes, sections, and even entire pages. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Formatting your notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    4m 56s
    You can use OneNote 2016's formatting tools to improve the appearance of any notes that you have added to your notebook. For example, you can change the font applied to your text elements, make text larger or smaller, and even add color to your notes. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Creating bullet & number lists in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    3m 36s
    If you want to add structure to a list in your OneNote 2016 notebook, you can use the numbering or bullet list tools. This tool is also very useful for creating sublists and inserting additional levels. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Customizing your lists in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    4m 29s
    If your OneNote 2016 bullet list contains multiple levels, you can customize it by adjusting the indent settings, level style and even the bullet or number format. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Inserting special characters in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    4m 52s
    The symbols menu is particularly useful for inserting a special character that is not available on your keyboard. And if you have a mathematical equation to add to your OneNote 2016 notebook, you can use the equation tool. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Annotating your notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
    4m 30s
    Having a stylus connected to your device offers a wealth of useful tools in OneNote 2016. You can use this stylus to annotate your notes and add ink elements to your notebooks. As with many tools in OneNote 2016, the stylus is extremely customizable: your handwritten notes can even be converted into text. FREE ACCESS


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