Search for notes in OneNote for Windows 10

No matter where you put your notes in OneNote for Windows 10, you can find them quickly by searching. OneNote can search typed text, handwritten notes, words, tags, and text that appear in inserted images.

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  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+F, or click the magnifying glass icon near the top of the Page list.

  2. In the Search box that appears, enter a search word or phrase, and then press Enter. By default, OneNote searches across all sections and pages within the current notebook.

    To search for tags, enter the name of the tag, such as "Important" or "Critical". Don't search for the content of the tag.

  3. Just below the Search box, click the arrow to adjust the scope of your search, if necessary. You can search All Notebooks, the Current Notebook, the Current Section, or the Current Page.

    To see the results of a tag search, click the Tags tab under the Search box.

    Shows search drop down with scoping options, current page is active.

  4. If your search text was found in any of your notes, click to select any page in the list of search results that appears. OneNote will open the page you select and then highlight all occurrences of your search text on that page.

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