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OneNote - Essentials

What you will learn:

By the end of class, you will understand the organizational structure of OneNote. You will set up your first OneNote notebook within your OneDrive for Business personal storage space and open it on the desktop computer. After creating sections and pages, you will experiment with different options for creating notes. You will learn how to quickly pull in meeting information from Outlook and send out meeting notes. You’ll learn how to take advantage of “tags” within OneNote to make sure you don’t lose track of action items, questions, and ideas. Finally, you will learn how to move notes to different notebooks and export notes to other formats.

Course objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
    • Recognize the basic organizational structure of OneNote and identify where notebooks are stored
    • Create and use notebooks to capture ideas, meeting notes, class notes, and more
    • Navigate to different notebooks, sections, and pages
    • Use different methods to add notes and content
    • Pull in meeting information to quickly capture notes and action items and email these notes to meeting attendees
    • Move or merge content between pages, sections, and notebooks
    • Apply and search for tags, including creating a tag summary page and custom tag
    • Export notes to another format such as Word or PDF


For questions about this workshop, please contact KU Technology Instruction at, or 785-864-5155.

No handout is available
No how-to documentation is available


What you should already know:

You should have a basic knowledge of:
•    How to use a computer mouse and keyboard


What you will need:

For this course, you will need access to a computer with OneNote software, access to the internet, and access to OneDrive for Business.