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Taking Notes In OneNote

With OneNote, take notes the way you want. You can type notes, write notes, convert handwritten notes to text, and even record audio notes.

Type a note

Click or tap anywhere on the page and start typing. 

All of your data is saved automatically.


Move a note

Drag the top of the content box to where you would like it on the page.

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Resize a note

Drag the side of the content box to to resize it.

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Handwrite a note

You can handwrite notes with a mouse, stylus, or your finger.

Select Draw, choose a pen,  and start writing.


Convert handwriting to text

1. Choose Select Objects or Type Text or Lasso Select from the Draw menu.

2. Draw a circle around the text and select Ink to Text.

Now you can edit the text the same way you edit your typed text.

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Use OneNote to record audio notes

1. Click or tap the page, and then select Insert > Record Audio.

OneNote immediately starts recording.


2. To end the recording, hit Stop.

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3. To listen to the recording, hit Play or double click the audio recording.

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Taking notes video from Microsoft