How do I create a local OneNote notebook on Mac?

Answered by John Hunt

To create a local OneNote notebook on a Mac, you can follow these steps:

1. Open OneNote on your Mac. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the Mac App Store.

2. Once OneNote is open, click on “File” in the top menu bar.

3. From the drop-down menu, select “New Notebook.”

4. A new window will appear where you can customize the notebook. Choose a color for your notebook by clicking on the color selector.

5. In the “Name” box, type a name for your new notebook. This can be anything you like, such as “Personal,” “Work,” or “School.”

6. In the “Where” box, you can select where you want to save the notebook. By default, OneNote will save the notebook to your OneDrive account. However, if you want to create a local notebook that is only stored on your Mac, you can choose “This Mac” from the drop-down menu.

7. If you select “This Mac,” you will be prompted to choose a location on your computer where the notebook will be saved. You can select an existing folder or create a new one.

8. Once you have chosen the location, click on the “Create” button.

9. OneNote will create the notebook and open it for you to start working on it. You can now add sections, pages, and content to your notebook.

Creating a local OneNote notebook on a Mac allows you to have full control over your data and access it even when you are offline. It is a convenient option if you prefer to keep your notes and information stored locally on your computer.

It’s worth mentioning that if you choose to save the notebook to your OneDrive account, it will be synced across all your devices that have OneNote installed. This enables you to access your notebook from anywhere and collaborate with others in real-time.

In my personal experience, creating local notebooks on my Mac has been useful when I have sensitive information that I prefer to keep stored locally rather than in the cloud. It provides an added layer of privacy and security, especially when working with confidential data.

In summary, to create a local OneNote notebook on your Mac, open OneNote, go to File > New Notebook, choose a color and name for your notebook, select “This Mac” as the storage location, choose a folder, and click Create. Enjoy organizing your notes and keeping them accessible on your Mac.