Create new, open existing, and switch between notebooks

Create a new notebook

Start with a single notebook. You can create additional notebooks for different subjects or projects whenever you want.

  1. Open OneNote.

  2. Click the Show Notebooks button alternate text.

  3. At the bottom of the list that opens, click the + Notebook button.

  4. Type a name for the notebook in the Notebook Name box.

  5. Click Create Notebook.

Screenshot of how to create a new OneNote notebook

Open a notebook

Aside from creating your own notebooks, you can open notebooks that someone else has created and shared.

  1. Click the Show Notebooks button alternate text .

  2. In the list that opens, click More Notebooks.

  3. In the More Notebooks window, select any notebook in the list, and then click Open Notebook.

Screenshot of the More Notebooks window in OneNote

Switch between open notebooks

OneNote lets you keep several notebooks open at once and it’s easy to switch between them.

  1. Click the Show Notebooks button alternate text .

  2. In the list of open notebooks, click the notebook you want to work in.

Screenshot of the Notebooks list in OneNote


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