To ensure easy access to your notes across different devices, create a OneNote Notebook in OneDrive. Your notes will be available on any device that has OneDrive installed and synced. This allows you to seamlessly switch between devices and continue working on your notes at any time and from any place. And you’ll always be working with the latest version of your notes regardless of which device you’re using. It’s a great solution for people who work on multiple devices or who need to access their notes on the go.
Here’s how to do it:
- Log in to Microsoft 365 at office.com.
- On the Welcome screen, click OneDrive in the left navigation pane.
- In OneDrive’s document library, navigate to where you want to save the new notebook. We’ve created a folder in OneDrive’s document library to store our OneNote notebooks. (Create folders for all your documents to keep them organized.)
- Click the New button to access a drop-down menu.
- Select OneNote notebook from the drop-down menu.
- Type a name for the notebook. Choose one that describes its contents.
- Click Create.
Once the notebook is created, two things happen simultaneously: (1) OneDrive automatically saves the notebook to its document library in the location you chose above. (2) OneNote launches in a new browser tab and opens the newly created notebook.
In OneNote, click on the notebook title to access a dialog box. The Location dialog box provides a text link back to where OneDrive saved the new notebook. Alternatively, you can click the OneDrive browser tab to get back to OneDrive’s document library where the notebook is stored. Click on the OneDrive text link to go back to OneDrive’s document library to confirm that your new notebook is stored where you chose in the previous step.
The notebook we created above, “My To Do List,” was saved in the folder “Notebooks” in OneDrive’s document library (My files). A blue burst icon above a filename indicates that it was recently saved to that location. Three other notebooks were recently created and saved to the “Notebooks” folder as well.
Setting up a OneNote notebook in the cloud has numerous benefits, including the ability to create, edit, and access notes from multiple devices, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and have changes sync automatically to those devices. It also ensures you’ll be able to access the latest version of your notes, regardless of which device you’re using.
Applies to OneNote for Microsoft 365.