Organizing, Protecting, & Saving Notebooks in OneNote 2013 for Windows

OneNote 2013 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
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Keep your OneNote notebooks organized and secure. Discover how to save, back up, and recover notes, export and protect notes, and work with sections to organize notes.


  • Managing your modifications
    Backing up & recovering your notes
    Exporting your notes
    Protecting your notes
  • Organizing your notes into sections
    Creating section pages
    Organizing your sections
    Using the Recycle Bin


  • 6m 29s
    When you add a new note to your OneNote 2013 notebook or change an existing element, that modification is automatically saved. This is a great time-saver when it comes to updating your notebooks. It does however mean that if you make a change that you do not want to keep, you are going to need to know how to cancel or remove that change, quickly and easily. It is also extremely important to know how to access earlier versions of your notebook pages and sections. FREE ACCESS
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    Whether you have decided to store your notebook online or on your local hard drive, it is highly recommended to know how to create backup copies of your files. This backup copy is extremely useful if your notebook file becomes corrupted or is accidently deleted. The backup settings in OneNote 2013 can be customized, so you can specify exactly where your backups are stored. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Exporting your notes in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    If you want to share some notes that you have made but your colleague does not have access to a copy of OneNote 2013, you can export your pages, sections and notebooks in different formats. Many of these formats can be opened and edited in different programs, many of which can be downloaded for free. You can, for example, export your notebook page in Word document format or as a PDF. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Protecting your notes in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    If you share your computer or device with other individuals, then you might find it useful to know how to protect your notes, particularly if they contain confidential or private information. In OneNote 2013, you can add a password to the pages in your notebooks. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Organizing your notes into sections in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    In OneNote 2013, a section is used to divide and organize the notes in your notebook. You can rename your sections, adjust their color settings, and even move them to a new location. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Creating section pages in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    Each section in your OneNote 2013 notebook can be broken down into individual pages. This can help you to organize your notes. It is even possible to create sub pages, which can be displayed in your notebook or hidden from view. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Organizing your sections in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    One way of organizing the sections in your OneNote 2013 notebook is to create section groups. These are used to insert an additional layer to your notebook structure. As with many other elements in OneNote 2013, once you have created your section group, you can move it around and change its name. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using the Recycle Bin in OneNote 2013 for Windows
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    When you delete a page or section in your notebook, it is not permanently deleted straight away. OneNote 2013 uses recycle bins - one for each notebook that you have open - so that you can find recently deleted items, remove them if you decide you no longer need them, or move them back to your notebook if you deleted them accidently. FREE ACCESS



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