Create a new notebook in OneNote for Windows 10

Sometimes, it’s helpful to create multiple notebooks for different occasions — like work, school, or home projects. Here’s how to create new notebooks in OneNote for Windows 10.

Note: OneNote for Windows 10 only supports cloud-based notebooks. If you prefer to store your notes on your computer’s hard drive, you’ll need to use OneNote 2016 for Windows. The OneNote for Windows 10 app won’t be able to read your disk-based OneNote 2016 notebooks unless you move these notebooks to your free OneDrive account and then open them from that location.

Create a new notebook for your current account

If you keep all of your notes on the same account that you’re currently signed in with, follow these steps:

  1. On any page, in the upper left, click the Show Notebook List button

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the pane that appears, click + Notebook.

  3. Enter a name for the new notebook, and then click Create Notebook.

    OneNote switches to the new notebook, which contains a new section and a new, blank page.

Create a new notebook in a different account

If you want to keep notes separate on different accounts (for example, your work and home accounts), follow these steps:

  1. On any page, in the upper left click the Show Notebook List button .

  2. At the top of the Notebooks pane that appears, click your current account name.

  3. In the Accounts window that appears, click or tap the + Add Account button, and then sign in when prompted.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Notebooks pane that appears, click + Notebook.

  5. In the New Notebook window that appears, enter a name for the new notebook.

  6. Under Account, select the account that you want to use for the new notebook, and then click Create Notebook.

Tip: If your list of notebooks is getting cluttered, you can close any notebook when it is no longer needed and reopen it again later. Right-click the name of the notebook, and then click Close This Notebook.

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