Think of a section in OneNote as a tab divider in a traditional paper notebook. In high school students often use a separate section of a notebook for a different subject. Well you can use sections on OneNote in the same fashion. For example, if you are working on multiple projects at work, you may want to create a separate section for each project to better organize your notes.

Once you have created your notebook, you can create a new section using the steps described below.

  1. Click the File menu, point to New and click Section.
  2. Type in a new name for the section and press Enter. Using the previous example, if creating sections for projects, type in the name of the appropriate project.

Chances are you will want to create multiple sections so repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional section you require.

You can open a section within your notebook by pointing to the file menu, pointing to Open and clicking Section. In the File Open dialog box, locate the section file that you want to open and click Open.