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Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.


In OneNote, users can enter typed text via keyboard, create tables, and insert pictures. However, unlike a word processor, users can write anywhere on a virtually unbounded document window by just clicking there. Also, users do not need to explicitly save their work – OneNote saves data automatically as the user works. OneNote saves information in pages organized into sections within notebooks. The interface provides an electronic version of a tabbed ring-binder, into which the user can directly make notes and gather material from other programs. OneNote notebooks collect, organize, and share materials.

Course Outline
Office 365: OneNote Essentials

Who is it for?

People that would like to gather material from other programs. Organize, and share materials.


To be comfortable and familiar with working with Windows based software.

OneNote 2013
Getting Started with OneNote 2013
  • What is OneNote?
  • Launching OneNote and touring the interface
  • Sharing and moving notebooks
  • Creating and deleting notebooks
  • Creating, moving, and deleting sections
  • Working with pages and subpages
  • Creating a note on a page
Creating and Adding Content
  • Sending content to OneNote
  • Copying and pasting content
  • Sending screen clippings to OneNote
  • Adding pictures
  • Adding audio and video files
  • Recording audio and video
  • Embedding Excel spreadsheets
  • Adding files
  • Adding math equations and symbol
Formatting Notes
  • Formatting text
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Using styles from the quick gallery
  • Using bullets and numbering
  • Checking spelling
Viewing and Organizing Information
  • Organizing the user interface
  • Creating new windows and linking notes
  • Searching a notebook
  • Tagging notes
Working with Templates
  • Using templates
  • Saving as a template
  • Choosing a default template
Working with Tables in OneNote
  • Creating a table
  • Working with rows and columns 
  • Formatting tables and data
  • Converting tables to Excel spreadsheets
Using Writing Tools
  • Working in Pen mode
  • Converting handwriting to typed text 
  • Manipulating written notes and drawings
  • Converting handwriting to math equations
Interacting with Outlook
  • Inserting Outlook meetings
  • Sending page info by email
  • Working with Outlook tasks
Sharing a Notebook
  • Saving to other formats
  • Saving OneNote content to PDF or XPS
  • Inviting others and syncing notebooks
  • Creating a shared notebook
Collaborating on a Notebook
  • Knowing who wrote what with author indicators
  • Locating newly added content with highlighting
  • Seeing past versions quickly with versioning
Modifying OneNote Options
  • Setting display options
  • Password protection
  • Setting backup options

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