OneNote is the most popular note-taking apps on the world. It is completely free and available across different devices, from Android, iOS, Windows 10, Mac, and more. But, the only version that most people know about OneNote is OneNote 2016, and that version has most-used feature to export OneNote notebook.
OneNote has other interesting features that you may want to use, like sharing notes. But, before sharing notes, perhaps you want to make your notebook turn into another format. OneNote has that feature to helps you change OneNote notebook to PDF, Word document, or any other format while exporting.
Unfortunately, only OneNote 2016 and OneNote in Android/iPhone have export feature. If you use OneNote Windows 10, you probably need to wait more for the developer to put the feature back to OneNote. But, if you already have OneNote 2016, OneNote on your Android/iPhone, it’s time to learn how to export OneNote notebook to another format like PDF or Word document.
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How to Export OneNote Notebook in OneNote 2016
OneNote 2016 is the desktop version that has been discontinued, but you still can use it. Including using OneNote effectively and exporting notebook to another format like PDF.
To export OneNote notebook in OneNote 2016, just click File.
Then, you’ll see another tab. Just click Export. You’ll see three options letting you to select which part of OneNote notes you would like to export: Page, Section, Notebook. Depending on your needs, you can export OneNote from any stuff to any available format.
As example, we’re choosing Page to export OneNote pages/notes. Then, you can select one of the format available to be selected here. You can choose to export OneNote notebook to PDF, XPS, Word document (.docx), older version of OneNote, older version of Word document, single file web page, and many more formats. To export, just click Export.
Now, you’ll just need to click Save after choosing folder destination to save the export file of OneNote notebook, section, or page.
How to Export OneNote Notebook to PDF in Android/iPhone
OneNote has also amazingly offer the Android and iPhone version of the app. It also include an export feature that lets you export OneNote page/note to PDF or plain text. This feature is helpful for most mobile users, but if you would like to get more feature to export OneNote notebook, just use OneNote 2016.
To export OneNote in Android, just open OneNote. Open desired note you would like to export from. Then click three dots button, and then tap Share page.
Now, you can choose between PDF or plain text as the format of the export file. To save the export file, tap Copy To.
Now, choose folder destination. Once you select a folder, tap Paste.
That’s it. Now when you open the PDF export file of OneNote notes, it will look like this:
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How to Save OneNote as PDF (Windows 10 App)
OneNote in Windows 10 also offer users a simple way to export their page, section, or the entire notebook as PDF. You can then edit this PDF document in Microsoft Word, and save them to any format including Word document. But, this feature is a little bit hidden.
OneNote itself doesn’t offer export feature in its Windows 10 app, but it offers Print feature which can be used for exporting file as PDF. You can do the same thing on almost any program/software that contains print feature, including Google Chrome, which means you can also export OneNote as PDF in its official website, or OneNote Online.
To do this, open OneNote in Windows 10. Click the meatball menu button at the bottom of the X button. Click Print.
Now, wait a second to let OneNote loads list of your printer. No, we’re not going to print anything. But there’s a “printer” that is built-in inside the Windows system for long time with saving document to PDF as its purpose. That “printer” is called Microsoft Print to PDF. Choose that as your “printer” name.
Now, you can select how many pages and what pages you want to export as PDF. You can export current OneNote page, the whole pages in the current section, or the whole pages in the current notebook.
Now, to export OneNote as PDF in Windows 10, just click Print.
Then, a dialog box pops out, showing you a way to select where you want to save the exported OneNote file. Click Save.
How to Export OneNote to PDF in Web
Even though OneNote online itself doesn’t offer you a way to export OneNote file as PDF, your browser can do that because it has the same “print” feature you can also do in OneNote Windows 10 app. We’re going to use this feature to export them as PDF from your browser.
Open your browser. You can open OneNote Online in any browser, from Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or even Opera. Login to OneNote using your Microsoft account. If you don’t have one, you have to create Microsoft account and login to the website right away.
Now, select the notebook you want to open.
Open the OneNote page you want to export. Now, just click File tab.
Then, click Print to export the OneNote page as PDF.
You can save as PDF by choosing Save as PDF at the Print section.
Now, if there’s nothing else you want to edit about the OneNote page you want to export as PDF, then click Save.
It’s time to save that OneNote page as PDF by selecting folder destination. Click Save.
How to Export OneNote as Word Document and Open it in Microsoft Word
If you want to export OneNote as Word document, you have to export them using OneNote 2016. It has direct feature allowing you to export OneNote page, section or even notebook as Word document and any other formats.
However, if you don’t have OneNote 2016 installed, you can use OneNote on your Android or iPhone. It has a simple PDF exporter feature that is easy to use.
If you don’t want to install the mobile app, you can just use OneNote Online, logging in with your Microsoft account, and export the OneNote page as PDF and then finally open that PDF document using Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word can edit almost any documents, including a PDF document. Once you open the PDF file, you can then save that OneNote page as Word document with .docx format.
OneNote has export feature that is helpful for users who want to share their notes to other users. You can export OneNote notebook, section, page to any other format such as PDF, Word document, or even plain text.
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