OneNote for Students

How to Create your OneNote Notebooks in One Drive

Benefits of creating your OneNote Notebooks

using the process below:

  • No need to back up notebooks in Google Drive. 
  • All notebooks can be accessed from any device at 
  1. Open Chrome.  Go to       

  2. Sign into Office 365 with your Mercy email and password.

  3. Click and open OneDrive. (Blue box in top row, center)

  4. Select NEW, then OneNote Notebook

  5. Think of the classes you have next year.  Type a notebook name.  Click Create.   

  6. Wait as the notebook is created and says Saved in upper right of screen.

  7. Select Open In OneNote (in gray along the top menu bar)

    1. Check the box - Remember my choice for OneNote 2016 links

    2. Click Open OneNote 2016

  8. OneNote Desktop opens and your new notebook appears, Click YES.  

  9. Notebook is loading - be patient.  It may ask you for email and password.

  10. Along the top, OneNote will display “is not responding” - IGNORE this message - wait,  it is processing!

  11. Return to the opened Chrome tab in bottom toolbar.

  12. Close the notebook (x) you just created.

  13. Repeat the procedure below until all notebooks are created:

    1. Click OneDrive

    2. New, OneNote Notebook

    3. Type a notebook name.  Click create.

    4. Wait as the notebook is created and says Saved in upper right of screen

    5. Select Open in OneNote,  then YES

    6. Close the notebook you just created.

How to Print from OneNote

  • Go to the section of OneNote you want to print
  • Click File, in the upper left of tool bar
  • Click Export
  • Select PDF 
  • Click Export
  • In the box that pops up, choose Google Drive
  • Give the file a Name  then click Save.

How to check to make sure your notebooks are 
set up correctly:
  • Open OneNote (Click window image in lower left corner of device, then open OneNote)
  • Click File (in top left)
  • All your notebooks should be listed.
  • Under the name of your notebok the URL of each notebook should begin with

  1. What if no notebooks are listed under File?
    • You probably created your notebooks in and did not click Open In OneNote to bring them down to the desktop version. (Step #7)
    • How to fix: log into - click on OneDrive. Select one of your notebooks.  Select Open in OneNote (in gray along the top menu bar.)  Now OneNote will open and your notebook will load - be patient.  Do this for each of your notebooks.

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