Office Mobile

Use Microsoft OneNote Mobile

You can take new notes and open existing OneNote notebooks right on your phone. Your notes can help you remember things like what happened in that meeting at work or what you need to pick up at the grocery store on the way home. You can even record an audio note if you don't feel like typing. Just go to the Office Hub to get started.

To create a new note

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. Flick to Notes, and then tap New New note icon.

  3. If you want to enter a title, tap Enter title, and then type a title.

  4. Tap below the title, and then type your notes.

  5. When you're done, press the Back Back hardware button button to go back to Notes and save your changes.

    If you have a Windows Live ID set up on your phone, your changes will be saved and synced to your default Personal (Web) notebook on SkyDrive. Otherwise, your changes will be saved on your phone. To learn more about syncing your documents and notes to SkyDrive, see Sync documents with SkyDrive.

Notes

  • Like Microsoft OneNote on your computer, your changes are saved automatically when you leave OneNote Mobile, such as when you press the Back Back hardware button or Start Start hardware button button on your phone.
  • If you don't type a title, the first line of text in your note will be used as the title.

Tip

If you have a note you want to access quickly, like a shopping list, you can pin it to Start. In the Office Hub, tap and hold the note, and tap Pin to start. To learn more, see Pin things to Start.

To open a note

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. Flick to Notes, and then tap the note to open it. If you don't see the note, do one or more of the following:

    • Tap Search Search icon, type a word or two that might be in the title, and then tap the page for the note you want to open.
    • Tap Notebooks Notebooks icon, tap a notebook, tap a section, and then tap a page to open it. The notebooks that appear can be on your phone, SkyDrive, Microsoft Office 365, or a Microsoft SharePoint site.
  3. To view different parts of the note, zoom in and out by pinching and stretching your fingers and scroll by flicking up or down.

  4. You can also copy content from your OneNote file and paste it into other files, apps, or messages on your phone. For more info about how to do this, see Copy and paste.

Notes

  • OneNote Mobile doesn't support all the features that are found in Microsoft OneNote 2010 or Microsoft OneNote Web App. If a notebook has content that's not supported in OneNote Mobile, you can still open the notebook and view it on your phone, but the unsupported content won't be displayed.
  • If you open a OneNote file that was attached to an email, you can't save or edit that file on your phone.

To delete a page

  1. In the Office Hub, flick to Notes, and then open the page you want to delete.

  2. Tap More More icon > Delete.

  3. Tap Yes in the Delete page? message box.

    The page will be deleted on both your phone and the server.

To create a to-do list

  1. In a note, tap Enter title, and then type a title for your to-do list.

  2. Tap in the body of the note, tap To do To do icon, and then type the first item.

  3. Tap Enter Enter icon, and then type the second item.

  4. To end the to-do list, tap Enter twice Enter icon.

To create other kinds of lists

  1. To create a bulleted list, in a note, tap List Bulleted list icon, and then type the first bulleted item.

  2. Tap Enter Enter icon, and then type the second bulleted item.

  3. To end the bulleted list, tap Enter twice Enter icon.

  4. To create a new numbered list, tap More More icon > Numbered list, and then type the first item.

To insert a picture in a note

  1. In a note, tap Picture Insert picture icon.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To take a new picture and insert it, tap Camera Camera icon, press the camera button to take a picture, and then tap Accept.
    • To insert an existing picture, tap the album that contains the picture you want to insert, and then tap the picture.
Opened OneNote file

To add audio to a note

  1. In a note, tap Audio Record audio icon.

  2. Speak and record what you want to say.

  3. Tap Stop when you're done.

  4. To play the audio, tap Audio note Audio note icon.

To format text in a note

  1. In a note, tap a word, and then drag the arrows at each end of the highlighted text to include the first and last words you want to format.

  2. Tap More More icon > Format.

  3. Under Format, tap the text formatting you want to use.

    The text formatting options include Bold Bold icon, Italic Italic icon, Underline Underline icon, and Strikethrough Strikethrough icon.

  4. To stop formatting text, tap after the highlighted text, tap More More icon > Format, and then tap an icon for the formatting that's currently being used to turn it off.

Tip

You can apply more than one formatting option too. To do this, highlight the text to format, tap More More icon > Format, and then choose the first formatting option. After that, tap More More icon > Format again, and then choose another formatting option.

To start a new page in a specific notebook

  • In the Office Hub, flick to Notes, tap Notebooks Notebooks icon, tap a notebook, tap a section, and then tap New New note icon.

To send a note in email

  1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

  2. In the Office Hub, flick to Notes, and then tap the note you want to send as an attachment in email.

  3. Tap Email Send email icon.

  4. Tap an email account name.

  5. Add the recipient and any other information to your email, and then tap Send Send email icon.

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