OneNote

How to Create your OneNote Notebooks


Benefits of creating your OneNote Notebooks

with the process below:

  • No need to back notebooks up in Google Drive.

  • All notebooks can be accessed at portal.office.com if your device is unavailable.


  1. Open Chrome.  Go to:   portal.office.com       

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

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

  4. Click arrow, indicating that your drive is ready.

  5. Select NEW, then OneNote Notebook

  6. Think of the classes you have next year.  Type a notebook name.  

  7. Click Create.   

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

  9. Select Open In Desktop (along the top menu bar)

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

    2. OneNote 2016 should be highlighted - Click OK, then Yes

    3. Sign in with email address and select next.  Wait as it loads.

  10. OneNote Desktop opens and your new notebook appears.

  11. Activate Office - sign in with email. Click OK. Then click Accept

  12. Close the notebook you just created.

  13. Click OneDrive

    1. New

    2. 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 Desktop

    6. YES

    7. Close the notebook you just created.

  14. Repeat step 13 until all your notebooks are created.


*This step will only need to be completed first time thru the process.


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