Working with Notebooks in OneNote 2016 for Windows

OneNote 2016 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Knowing how your notebook is structured is essential to using OneNote 2016 successfully. Explore how notebooks are organized into sections, groups, and pages, giving you complete control over document structure.


  • Creating notebook sections
    Organizing your sections
    Creating section groups
    Creating & organizing pages
    Using the recycle bin
    Using page templates
  • Creating a template
    Managing your changes
    Backing up & recovering your notes
    Protecting your notes
    Exporting your notes


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    Notebook sections allow you to divide up your notes into different categories. You can have as many sections as you'd like in a given notebook. FREE ACCESS
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    In OneNote 2016, 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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    3.  Creating section groups in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    If you'd like to further organize your sections, you can create section groups to regroup sections on a similar theme or subject. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating & organizing pages in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    Each section in your OneNote 2016 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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    5.  Using the Recycle Bin in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    When you delete a page or section in your notebook, it is not permanently deleted straight away. OneNote 2016 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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    6.  Using page templates in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    Do you want to create a new page in your notebook without having to adjust the structure and format your notes? In OneNote 2016, you can create a new page using page templates, which come complete with preformatted note elements, such as text, bullet lists, page designs, and even illustrations. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Creating a template in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    Do you often use the same page designs when organizing your notes in OneNote 2016? If so, you might find it useful to know how to create your own page templates. These can help you to create pages that are structurally similar. They are also very useful if you want to speed up the creation of a new page in your notebook. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Managing your changes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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    When you add a new note to your OneNote 2016 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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    9.  Backing up & recovering your notes in OneNote 2016 for Windows
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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 2016 can be customized, so you can specify exactly where your backups are stored. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Protecting your notes in OneNote 2016 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 2016, you can add a password to the pages in your notebooks. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Exporting your notes in OneNote 2016 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 2016, you can export your pages, sections and notebooks in different formats. Many of these formats can be opened and edited in different programs, some of which can be downloaded for free. For example, you can, export your notebook page in Word document format or as a PDF. FREE ACCESS


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