By default, OneNote contains a Personal Notebook and Work Notebook to help get you started. Both of these notebooks include starter sections and pages. Furthermore, each page provides you with ideas for the types of information you might want to include on a page within that section.

You can easily create a new notebook in OneNote using the steps described below:

  1. Open OneNote 2007.
  2. Click the File menu, point to New and click Notebook.
  3. Type in a name for your notebook and choose a template for it. You can choose one of the templates that comes with OneNote, or you may choose a blank one and create one of your own.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the I will use it on this computer option.
  6. Choose a location on your hard drive to save the Notebook. Click Create.

You have now created your first notebook in OneNote. Your next step will be to create section groups and sections.