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Open and Create

How to Open and Create Notebooks in OneNote

Open and Create

While you can open a notebook by double-clicking its icon in Windows, you can also browse and open files from right within OneNote.

Open an Existing Notebook

  1. Click the File tab.
    Open and Create a Notebook
  2. Select Open.
  3. Select a save location.
  4. Select the folder where the notebook is saved.
    Open and Create a Notebook
  5. Open a notebook folder.
    Open and Create a Notebook
  6. Select Open Notebook.
    Open and Create a Notebook

The notebook opens and you're ready to start adding notes.

Create a New Notebook

If you don't already have a saved notebook to work in, create a new one.

  1. Click the File tab.
    Open and Create a Notebook
  2. Click New.

    Now you need to specify where to save the new notebook. OneDrive is the default.

  3. Select a save location.
  4. Click in the Notebook Name field.
  5. Type a notebook name.
  6. Click Create in a different folder folder.

    You can just click Create Notebook to save in the default location.

    Open and Create a Notebook
  7. Click Create.
    Open and Create a Notebook

The new notebook is created, and any changes are automatically saved in the location you selected.

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