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OneNote 2016 Essentials

(4.90 out of 5) 53 Student Reviews

About the Course

This one-day course is suitable for students who want to learn the essential skills in using Microsoft OneNote. During this practical and hands-on course, you will learn to use OneNote in a step-by-step manner. Participants will learn to research, capture, organise and share information. Course topics start from creating simple notebooks and adding various content, to working with linked notes and note containers, outlines, tables, drawing, custom templates, tags and much more.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed to fast-track participants through the process of learning about digital note taking using OneNote. Participants can incorporate the skills acquired in this course into a variety of roles and tasks that require researching, creating, categorising and sharing content within their professional and personal workflows.


Students do not need to have prior knowledge of OneNote before taking this course. However, basic mouse and keyboard skills and a general understanding of personal computers and the Microsoft Office 2016 are prerequisite skills for attending this course.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    27 Nov 19 Wed
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  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    26 Nov 19 Tue
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    25 Mar 20 Wed
    05 May 20 Tue
    19 Jun 20 Fri
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    28 Oct 19 Mon
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  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Introduction to OneNote 2016

  • What Is OneNote
  • What Can You Do with OneNote
  • Set OneNote 2016 as your Default App
  • Start OneNote in Windows
  • Sign in to OneNote 2016
  • OneNote Screen
  • Understand the Backstage View
  • Open a Notebook
  • Show and Collapse the Ribbon
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Navigate with Notebooks Pane
  • Work with the Notebooks Pane
  • Understand OneNote Views
  • Change the View
  • Close a Notebook
  • Exit OneNote

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Unit 2: Creating Your First Notebook

  • Understand OneNote Files
  • Create a New Notebook
  • Typing a Note
  • Create Pages
  • Create Subpages
  • Create Sections
  • Create Section Groups

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Unit 3: Understanding Sections and Pages

  • Rename Sections and Pages
  • Work with Page Groups
  • Move Sections and Pages
  • Copy Sections and Pages
  • Insert Space on a Page
  • Delete Sections and Pages
  • Use the OneNote Recycle Bin
  • Delete Unwanted Notebooks

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Unit 4: Add Content

  • Copy and Paste Content
  • Insert Pictures
  • Extract Text from a Picture
  • Insert Screen Clips into the Current Page
  • Insert Screen Clips with Send to OneNote
  • Attach Files
  • Understand Audio and Video Files
  • Link to Other Pages
  • Link to a Web Page
  • Send Web Notes to OneNote
  • Add OneNote Web Clipper
  • Use OneNote Web Clipper

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Unit 5: Work with Linked Notes

  • Understand Linked Notes
  • Start a Linked Notes Session
  • End a Linked Notes Session
  • Start Linked Notes from Word or PowerPoint
  • View Linked Notes
  • Remove Note Links
  • Disable and Re-Enabling Linked Notes
  • Use the Research Pane

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Unit 6: Use Quick Notes

  • Understand Quick Notes
  • Create a Quick Note
  • Keep a Quick Note Visible
  • Review Your Quick Notes
  • Move Quick Notes to Existing Notes
  • Format Notes

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Unit 7: Format Text

  • Use Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Spelling Check
  • Apply Styles to Text
  • Add Paragraph Spacing

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Unit 8: Work with Note Containers

  • Resize a Note Container
  • Merge the Contents of Note Containers
  • Move a Note Container

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Unit 9: Working with Outlining

  • Create an Outline
  • Select Levels in an Outline
  • Collapse and Expand Details
  • Move Content in an Outline

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Unit 10: Work with Tables

  • Insert a Table
  • Add Content to a Table
  • Select Content in a Table
  • Insert Rows and Columns
  • Delete Rows and Columns
  • Format a Table

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Unit 11: Working with Drawing Tools

  • Understand Pen Mode
  • Insert Shapes
  • Draw with the Pen Tool
  • Select Shapes
  • Modify Drawings
  • Convert Ink to Text
  • Create a Favourite Pen

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Unit 12: Working with Tagged Notes

  • Tag Content
  • Create Custom Tags
  • Modify Tags
  • Remove Tags from Notes
  • Find Tagged Notes

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Unit 13: Search Notebooks

  • Search the Current Page
  • Use Quick Search
  • Use the Search Results Task Pane
  • Turn on Search and Text Recognition

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Unit 14: Working with Templates

  • Understand OneNote Templates
  • Create a New Page Based on a Template
  • Create a Custom Template
  • Set a Default Template
  • Delete a Custom Template

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Unit 15: Format Pages

  • Specify Paper Size
  • Change Print Margins
  • Set Page Colours and Rule Lines
  • Add a Background Picture

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Unit 16: Print and Export Notebooks

  • Understand the Print Dialog Box
  • Print with the Print Dialog Box
  • Print from Print Preview
  • Export OneNote Content
  • Export Content as a Word File
  • Export Content as a PDF or XPS File
  • Export Content as a Web Page
  • Send Pages in Different Formats

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Unit 17: understanding Security Features

  • Lock a Section with a Password
  • Lock All Protected Sections
  • Unlock a Protected Section
  • Remove a Password
  • Set Password Protection Options
  • Set Backup Options

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Unit 18: Share Notebooks

  • Understand Sharing Notebooks on OneDrive
  • Create a New Shared Notebook
  • Share an Existing Notebook
  • Invite Others to Share Your Notebook
  • Open a Shared Notebook
  • View New or Changed Content
  • Search Shared Notebooks by Author
  • View Page Versions
  • Synchronise a Shared Notebook
  • Change Permissions and Removing Users
  • Use Sharing Links
  • Access Shared Notebooks on the Web

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Unit 19: Integrate with Outlook

  • Email OneNote Pages
  • Send Email Messages to OneNote
  • Insert an Outlook Meeting into a Note
  • Create an Outlook Task from a Note
  • Share a Meeting with Others

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Ashleigh H [ 19 September, 2019 ]
Great course. Very informative. Have done other OneNote training and this was much more comprehensive.
(5.00 out of 5) Lyndie B [ 19 September, 2019 ]
Great! Thank you, I feel quite comfortable going in and exploring what the program can offer me in my work life. I'll more than likely utilize the opportunity to come back, just to consolidate after I go in and utilize.
(5.00 out of 5) Ninah T [ 27 August, 2019 ]
Paul was very captivating and informative. I would highly recommend his class to other work colleagues.
(5.00 out of 5) Amanda B [ 09 August, 2019 ]
The course was very informative. It was suitably paced and the instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was plenty of information and learning provided.

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