Use OneNote for the web (formerly OneNote Web App) to take notes online in a OneNote notebook that you can add to from anywhere and easily share with others. All customers can view and lightly edit Office files using Office for the web.
Select the notebook that you want to open. Work in your notebook just like you do in the OneNote app on your desktop or mobile device. In OneNote for the web, you can: Add sections or pages. Add notes and format them. Insert pictures, tables, or links. Draw or handwrite notes. Description OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, clip from the web, or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch your ideas.
Advanced collaboration: New content shows as unread, presence
Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can identify and authenticate other authors more easily with the integrated profiles in OneNote. Search for notebook changes and revisions by authors' names and view all recent edits when you return to a shared notebook.
With OneNote for the web, you can apply a variety of tags to notes for easy organization and follow-up. For example, flagging notes as questions, to-do items, or contact information. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
OneNote for the web only supports content add-ins for Office. Content add-ins integrate web-based features as content that can be shows in line with a document. Learn more about types of add-ins for Office.
Audio notes recording
Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can record audio and video notes that are directly linked to any text notes you take while the recording is made. OneNote for the web does not play audio and video content, but the media is preserved in the notebook, and you can download audio and video files to your computer to play them.
Bullets and numbering
With OneNote for the web, you can apply a choice of three bullet styles or five numbering styles. Use the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons to change the list level for existing bulleted and numbered lists in a notebook, as well as those created in OneNote for the web. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
With OneNote for the web, you can cut, copy, and paste content in a notebook. You can copy and paste text between OneNote for the web and OneNote desktop app. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can clip whatever you're seeing on your screen, send a web page or an entire document to a notebook section, or to jot down Quick Notes that are automatically saved and filed as part of your notebook.
With OneNote for the web, you can simultaneously edit notebooks with people in other locations who are using either OneNote for the web or OneNote desktop app. Learn more about working together on a OneNote notebook.
Create and manage pages and sections
With OneNote for the web, you can easily add to new or existing notebooks by creating new pages in sections, or new sections in notebooks. Pages and sections can be customized, formatted, and moved or copied between notebooks. Learn more about using a OneNote for the web notebook.
Download copy of embedded Office files
With OneNote for the web, you can insert Office files as attachments or printouts to store them as part of the notebook. OneNote 2013 desktop app adds the ability to embed Excel spreadsheets and Visio drawings in your notes. Learn more about embedding Microsoft Office files in OneNote.
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Edit embedded files
With OneNote for the web, you can download embedded filed to your computer to open them. With the OneNote desktop app, you can attach just about any computer file to any part of your notes, which stores a copy of the file in your notebook. You can even insert Outlook meeting details and Outlook tasks into OneNote or email a OneNote page to Outlook. You can also create or import Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams right within OneNote and edit their information in place in your notes. Inserted files show up as icons on your notes page. Double-click any icon to open its file.
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Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can jot down math equations during a meeting, conference or class, and OneNote can instantly calculate the results for you.
With OneNote for the web, you can insert a hyperlink to a web address or apply a link to selected text. You can also right-click a page tab to copy a direct link to that page. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
Image optical character recognition (OCR)
Not available in OneNote for the web. Optical character recognition (OCR) translates images of text, such as scanned documents, into actual text characters is only available in the OneNote desktop app.
In OneDrive, OneNote for the web displays ink, but equations are displayed as placeholders. In SharePoint, ink is viewable, equations are displayed as placeholders, and shapes are hidden. These can't be inserted or edited in OneNote for the web. In OneDrive you can select and delete shapes, ink, and equation placeholders. In SharePoint, you can select and delete placeholders for these objects.
Inking: ink-to-text and math, customizable pens, drawing tools
Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse. If you'd rather write than type, OneNote can convert your handwriting. If you open a notebook from a SharePoint document library, any equations and ink in the notebook will display as placeholders.
The ability to link note-taking to files is not available in OneNote for the web, and links to files are hidden. However, they are preserved in the notes so that you can open them with the OneNote desktop app.
With OneNote for the web, you can use the Back and Forward browser-style buttons on the Quick Access toolbar to quickly jump between pages.
Notebook management: Cross section/notebook page filing, section re-order, create/delete section groups
With OneNote for the web, you can drag and drop to reorder pages and sections.
Advanced management features, such as creating, deleting and re-ordering section groups are only available in the OneNote desktop app.
Offline viewing and authoring
Not available in OneNote for the web. Office for the web requires an internet connection and a web browser. You need the OneNote desktop app installed on your computer to view and edit a document while disconnected from Office Web Apps Server or the internet.
Outlook integration (tasks)
OneNote for the web does not support commands that work with Microsoft Outlook, such as Email page, Outlook tasks, or meeting details.
With OneNote for the web, you can change paragraph alignment, increase or decrease the indent from left margin, or change text direction from left to right. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
With OneNote for the web, you can insert a picture from a file or from Bing Images. You can also resize pictures and add alternative text. For more advanced picture features, such as screen clipping, scanned images, or online pictures, you'll need to use the OneNote desktop app. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
You can print notes in OneNote for the web.
OneNote for the web automatically checks spelling as users type and applies a wavy red underline to misspelled text. Common AutoCorrect actions are included, such as correcting routing misspellings or converting characters to symbols. Additionally, you can set the proofing language or turn off the spelling checker for selected text. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
Rights Management: Apply and consume IRM and password protection
OneNote for the web displays notebooks that are protected with Information Rights Management (IRM). However, these notebooks cannot be edited in the browser, and you cannot create IRM-protected notebooks in OneNote for the web. OneNote for the web can't open documents that are encrypted with a password. Advanced document protection features, such as creating IRM-protected notebooks and applying password-protection, are only available in the OneNote desktop app.
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Search (on page, within sections)
With OneNote for the web, you can use Instant Search to recall anything you've ever created or saved in OneNote. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
Search by: tag, title, author/date, audio notes
Not available in OneNote for the web. Advanced search features, such as searching by tag, title, by author/date, and audio file, are only available in the OneNote desktop app.
If you've saved your OneNote notebook in a SharePoint document library, then your OneNote notebook is online. That means you can share it by sending a link instead of an email attachment. By selecting the link, people can read your notes in their web browser. Learn more about sharing OneNote notes online.
Show or hide authors
With OneNote for the web, you can turn off the author tags that appear when someone edits a notebook. This will remove the initials that appear next to new notes on a page. Author tags are turned on by default.
With OneNote for the web, you can easily apply text styles for quick formatting. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in the OneNote desktop app.
With OneNote for the web, you can insert a table, edit table text, and easily edit basic table structure, such as adding or deleting rows and columns. For more advanced table features, such as converting a table to an Excel spreadsheet or cell shading, header rows, and data sorting within table cells, you'll need to use the OneNote desktop app. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
Not available in OneNote for the web. With the OneNote desktop app, you can use a template as a page design that can be applied to new pages in your notebook to give them an appealing background, a more uniform appearance, or a consistent layout.
Undo and redo
Using your keyboard, you can undo (Ctrl+ Z) or redo (Alt + F7) recent actions for each page that is edited in the active notebook in OneNote for the web. OneNote for the web gives you a separate undo history for each page edited in the active notebook. You can undo an infinite number of actions per page during the current editing session—until either a picture is inserted or an edit is received from another author. Moving and deleting pages cannot be undone. Learn more about OneNote for the web keyboard shortcuts.
Video notes are preserved in notes, but cannot be recorded in OneNote for the web. You can download video files to your computer to play them. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
View previous page versions
With OneNote for the web, you can view and restore previous page versions of a page, including who wrote it and when. Changes relative to previous versions of a page are automatically highlighted. Learn more about the differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote desktop app.
To view feature availability across plans, standalone options, and on-premises solutions, see Office for the web service description.© Pekic/Getty Images The Web Clipper browser extensions makes it easy to link webpages in your OneNote notebooks. Pekic/Getty Images
- You can save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension to organize your web-based research more efficiently.
- You'll need to download Web Clipper, a free browser extension, before using it with OneNote.
- Web Clipper lets you place clips from the web into your OneNote notebook, for quick and easy reference.
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OneNote is a Microsoft program that's every researcher's friend, given how important organization is when conducting well-sourced research.
One feature that helps your organization is the OneNote Web Clipper, a free add-on you can install - and you'll want to, if you use OneNote for internet-based research.
With the Web Clipper browser extension, you can clip and place a web page or article directly into your OneNote notebook for quick and easy reference, rather than rely on bookmarking or leaving another tab open in your browser.
Here's where you can find and download the Web Clipper, and how it works with OneNote to make the Microsoft program more effective.
How to download the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper
1. Go to https://www.onenote.com/clipper in a web browser.
2. For the download, your browser type should be detected automatically. Click 'Get OneNote Web Clipper for' followed by the browser you're using.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for download, and be sure to give the Web Clipper extension any requested access to your browser.
4. Once downloaded, you'll configure OneNote Web Clipper with your copy of OneNote. Click the extension icon in your browser toolbar to start.© Emma Witman/Business Insider If you need some inspiration on how to apply the Web Clipper to OneNote, the application offers some helpful suggestions, like travel planning and recipe gathering. Emma Witman/Business Insider
5. Sign in to your associated Microsoft account when the purple pop-up window appears.
6. If prompted, allow the OneNote the needed permissions to use the OneNote Web Clipper.
How to save articles with Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper
1. After downloading the Web Clipper extension, navigate to the webpage where you want to clip information to save in OneNote.
2. Select the Web Clipper icon in your browser's toolbar.© Emma Witman/Business Insider The Web Clipper extension appears in the top right corner in Chrome. Depending on your browser, you may have to select it elsewhere on the page or from the browser's toolbar. Emma Witman/Business Insider
3. Select if you want to clip the 'Full Page,' a selected screenshot with 'Region,' just the text with 'Article,' or 'Bookmark' for a link and headline.© Emma Witman/Business Insider You can also add a note to your clip, select portions of text with the highlighter icon, and modify the font type and size within the clip. Emma Witman/Business Insider
4. Choose a notebook and section location in OneNote to save the piece, then click 'Clip' to finalize.
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The option to view your clip in OneNote will pop up. Click 'View in OneNote' to open the application at the notebook and section where your new clip lives.