Create and Access OneNote Page Templates

Learn how to create and use OneNote Page Templates.

Creating and Accessing OneNote Page Templates

Whether your taking meeting minutes, lecture notes or creating recipes, OneNote gives you the ability to create Page Templates.  A great advantage of page templates is the ability to create pages quickly and consistently.  Below are the step by step instructions for creating and customizing OneNote Page Templates.

Creating OneNote Page Templates

  1. Navigate to the Page sidebar on the right side of your screen and click Add Page. OneNote Template Image 1
  2. An untitled page will open.Onenote Template Image 2
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. Click Paper Size from the Page Setup group to set the paper size and margins for your template. OneNote Template Image 3
  5. The Paper Size sidebar will open. OneNote Template Image 4
  6. Click the down arrow for Size: to set the appropriate paper size.
  7. From the Print Margins area, set the appropriate margins.

For this example, we’ll create a recipe card.  OneNote Template Image 5

  1. Click within the blank page to added any needed content.

For this example, two note areas were created with specific formatting. OneNote Template Image 6

  1. To set a background color, click the View tab.
  2. Click the down arrow on Page Color and select the appropriate color. OneNote Template Image 7
  3. Once you have completed setting up the template, navigate back to the Paper Size sidebar and click Save current page as a template. OneNote Template Image 8
  4. The Save a Template dialog box will open. Enter a name for the newly created template.
  5. If you wish to use this template for all new pages within the section it was created, check the box for Set as a default template for new pages in the current section.
  6. Click Save to save the template.

Using OneNote Page Templates

  1. Click on the View tab.
  2. Click Page Templates from the Pages group.OneNote Template Image 9
  3. The Templates sidebar will open. Select the needed template.
  4. Click on the template heading to view its additional templates.  Note:  Any templates you create will be stored under My Templates.  For example, to access the newly created Recipe template, click on My Templates and click Recipe Card. OneNote Template Image 10
  5. The new page is created with the template and ready to use.OneNote Template Image 11

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