Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating and Opening OneNote Files
Figure 15-3 Changing the display name of a notebook here does not affect the name of the
folder where its files are stored.
So what about the files themselves? Each notebook section is saved in its own file, using the
default Microsoft OneNote Section format with a file name extension of .one. If you create
a OneNote notebook by clicking File and then New in OneNote 2010, the program creates
a tiny file with the name Open Notebook; this file is saved in Microsoft OneNote Table Of
Contents format, with a file name extension of .onetoc2. Strictly speaking, the Open
Notebook file isn’t needed. If you point OneNote to a folder filled with OneNote section files, it
will ask you if you want to open the folder as a notebook, as shown here.
If you click Yes, OneNote creates a new OneNote Table of Contents file, using the folder
name as the notebook display name and populating it with all section files contained within
the folder.
INSIDE OUT What’s the right way to move a notebook?
If a notebook is simply a collection of OneNote section files in a folder, you can move
the notebook to a new location just by moving its folder, right? Yes you can, and for a
file stored on your local hard drive the results will almost certainly be successful. But
for a notebook stored in a shared network location, manually moving files incurs the
risk that any unsynchronized changes in that notebook will be lost. To avoid that
possibility, we encourage using the official method: right-click the notebook name in the
Navigation bar, click Properties, and then click Change Location in the Notebook
Properties dialog box.
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