Microsoft OneNote for Beginners

College and university classes that cover Microsoft Office tend to focus on the big keystone apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. But Microsoft is always adding new, smaller apps to Office, some of which can be useful to all kinds of people. A particularly useful one is OneNote, a note-taking app you can use to keep track of just about anything you want.

But without a class to teach you how to use the OneNote, it can be tricky to know where to begin. PC World is here to help. They’ve just published a OneNote tutorial that will help you figure out how to use the app, and decide if it’s something you want to incorporate into your life.

From the article:

How OneNote is organized

OneNote has a tiered organizational system: notebooks, sections, and notes. By default you’ll start off with one notebook, but you can create more. For example, I have notebooks for distinct tasks: article research, personal items, and other important subjects.

OneNote pages are built to be a free-form canvas. You can highlight, draw, enter text, and pinch and zoom just like on your smartphone. If you’d rather keep things sparse, OneNote can be a home for quick lists or keeping track of to-do items you need to finish. It can become a depository for articles that you need for research. There’s also a collaborative element, as you can share notebooks with a team.