Learn OneNote 2007 with the guide notebook

The OneNote 2007 Guide notebook

When Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is first installed, it opens the OneNote 2007 Guide notebook, which contains two sections of tips and quick lessons to help you learn the basics of OneNote.

The first section, Getting Started with OneNote, contains twelve pages with tips about some of the most important features, including a quick overview for users upgrading from OneNote 2003, and a page with links to more resources. The second section, "More Cool Features," documents many additional features that you can learn about and try out for yourself.

Unlike traditional documentation, the OneNote 2007 Guide is available as an actual OneNote notebook, which means you can try out the suggested tips right there on its pages. Feel free to experiment — you can restore the Guide notebook to its original state at any time.

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View the OneNote 2007 Guide

To view the OneNote 2007 Guide, click its notebook icon on the Navigation Bar, and then click the section whose pages you want to view. If you previously closed the Guide notebook, you can easily reopen it by following these steps:

  1. On the File menu, point to Open, and then click Notebook.
  2. In the Documents folder (Windows Vista) or My Documents folder (Windows XP), double-click the OneNote Notebooks folder.
  3. In the OneNote Notebooks folder, click to select the OneNote 2007 Guide folder, and then click Open.

 Note   Unlike other Microsoft Office programs. OneNote 2007 does not have a Save command. It automatically saves your changes to any notes page, section, or notebook. If you open an existing notebook, such as the OneNote 2007 Guide, it will contain any changes that you have made to it in previous sessions. If you want to restore the Guide to its original state, see Restore the OneNote Guide later in this article.

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Delete the OneNote 2007 Guide

You can delete the OneNote 2007 Guide notebook from your computer if you decide you no longer need it, or if you have modified it and want to reinstall the original version. Follow these steps:

  1. On the Navigation Bar, right-click the OneNote 2007 Guide notebook tile, and then click Close this Notebook.
  2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the Documents folder (Windows Vista) or My Documents folder (Windows XP), and then double-click the OneNote Notebooks folder.
  3. In the OneNote Notebooks folder, right-click the OneNote 2007 Guide folder and then click Delete on the shortcut menu.

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Restore the OneNote 2007 Guide

You can reinstall the OneNote 2007 Guide notebook at any time. This will restore the original version that was first installed with OneNote 2007.

 Important   Before restoring the OneNote 2007 Guide notebook, be sure to delete any previous versions.

  1. Close OneNote 2007 if it is running.
  2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033 folder on your computer's hard drive. If you installed OneNote in a different location, navigate to it instead.
  3. Locate and then double-click the file ONGuide.onepkg.
  4. In the Unpack Notebook dialog box, change the Name to "OneNote 2007 Guide" and then click Next.
  5. Under Who will use this notebook?, leave the default settings, and then click Next.
  6. Under Confirm notebook location, leave the default path, and then click the Create button.

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Applies to:
OneNote 2007