One of the things users of MS OneNote find is that it can be a little bit of a problem for them if they use more than one computer to keep track of their stuff. Porting notebooks can get old, so, the natural way to go is to find a way to store them on the net, and Microsoft provides a way to do just that, by using Windows Live SkyDrive, it’s “cloud” data storage facility.
To see how this work, first sign up for a Windows Live account if you don’t have one, then sign in.
Next, bring up OneNote; click on File, then New, to create a new folder that will be stored on SkyDrive:
Under 1.Store Notebook On:, highlight Web, if it’s not already, then type in a name for your new folder in the 2. Name box:
Under 3. Web location, it should say Windows Live SkyDrive (and next to it the name of your most recent login name)…
…click on that link to get this:
Type your login name and password, regardless of whether or not you are already logged in, then click the Sign In button.
After a moment, you should get this screen, showing that you’ve been logged in:
Move back to OneNote and click the Create Notebook icon:
OneNote will then display a box to show it’s working then this popup should appear:
If you wish to notify someone that you’ve created a notebook for sharing on SkyDrive, click E-mail a Link, otherwise just click the button that says No, Thanks.
In any case, OneNote should have created a new notebook with the name you specified, and a blank tab waiting for you to start entering notes:
That’s all there is to it, you can now use your new notebook from any location where you have OneNote and a means for logging into SkyDrive.
But that’s not all there is the to story, you can also, if you prefer, create a new OneNote notebook while on SkyDrive, then open it in your local version of OneNote if you wish. To do that, go to SkyDrive, hover over Office, then click on New OneNote notebook:
Next, type in a name for your new notebook, and change your sharing options if you like:
Then click the Save button to create your new notebook, you should be taken to a page that looks something like this:
Add whatever you like, then click the Open in OneNote icon:
In a moment or two, your local copy of OneNote should become active, and you should get this:
It’s the same notebook you just created on SkyDrive, ready for you to add, edit or delete whatever you wish.
Note: OneNote automatically puts your initials next to any changes you make so you’ll know who made them.
Either way, you are now free to modify your OneNote notebooks, and since they reside on SkyDrive they will be updated automatically and you are now free to use the notebook you created from any location where you can log into SkyDrive.