In our fast-paced digital world, the need to capture ideas, meeting notes, and to-do items is ever present. Microsoft® Office OneNote for the Desktop provides a way for you to efficiently create and collect your notes in an electronic notebook. This course will introduce you to using OneNote notebooks to store a wide variety of content in an organized structure, access the content from anywhere, and also share it with others. Additionally, learning how OneNote and the other applications in the suite are integrated increases your productivity with Microsoft Office. This courseware is applicable to all users of the current OneNote desktop software. The classroom environment setup is based on the Office 2016 desktop application.


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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will develop digital note-taking skills by creating, modifying, and managing OneNote notebooks that work with other Microsoft Office programs.
You will:
Navigate and customize the OneNote interface and environment.
Add and format text, images, audio, links, and drawing objects to a notebook.
Embed Excel spreadsheets and attach other files to a notebook.
Categorize, organize, and search notebook content.
Check spelling in, print, and password-protect notebooks.
Use Outlook and OneDrive to send and share notebook content.
Export notebook content and manage notebook history and backups.

  • Getting Started with OneNote

  • Topic A- Navigate the OneNote 2016 Environment
    Topic B- Use Templates
    Topic C- Customize the OneNote User Interface

  • Adding and Formatting Notebook Content

  • Topic A- Apply Formatting to Notebook Content
    Topic B- Insert Images and Audio into a Notebook
    Topic C- Add Quick Notes and Links
    Topic D- Use Drawing Tools

  • Embedding and Attaching Files

  • Topic A- Embed Excel Spreadsheets
    Topic B- Attach Other File Types

  • Organizing and Searching Notebooks

  • Topic A- Use Tags
    Topic B- Organize and Search Notebooks

  • Finalizing a Notebook

  • Topic A- Proof and Print a Notebook
    Topic B- Configure Password Protection and Notebook Properties

  • Managing Notebook Files

  • Topic A- Export Content from OneNote Notebooks
    Topic B- Back Up and Restore Notebook Content

  • Sending and Sharing OneNote Content

  • Topic A- Send OneNote Content in Other Formats
    Topic B- Share OneNote Content by Using OneDrive


This course is intended for people in a variety of roles and fields who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office and want to incorporate digital note-taking and note collaboration by using Microsoft OneNote. In addition to creating and modifying OneNote notebooks, this course will introduce you to inserting images and embedding files into notebooks, categorizing content, sharing content with OneDrive, and exporting content to other file formats.




To ensure your success in this course, you should have Windows end-user skills that include starting and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. Previous experience with OneNote is not required; however, having a basic understanding of the Microsoft Office productivity suite would be beneficial.


Length: 1.0 day (8 hours)


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