OneNote updates Windows Store app for touch and Office 365

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Today we’re releasing another update to OneNote for the Windows Store that adds two things. First, you can now sign in with your Office 365 account so that you can easily open your work notes. Second, we’ve made it easier to dismiss the keyboard on your touch device.

How to get the updated OneNote app

If you already have the app, simply tap on the Store tile in Windows 8, and then tap or click Updates at the top right. Don’t have the app yet? You can download it here.

Opening notebooks on Office 365

Does your work or school have Office 365? It’s great to keep your work notes in the cloud with Office 365 and OneNote. With the update, now you can just sign in with your Office 365 and see all the notebooks you’ve used recently.

Here’s how:

1. Tap More Notebooks.

2. At the bottom left, tap the plus button that says Add a work or school account to see more notebooks.


3. Sign in with your work or school account.

4. That’s it! Now you can see a list of your recently used notebooks. Just tap one to open it.

Dismissing the on-screen keyboard

One of the best things about OneNote is that you can just type anywhere. Want to jot something off to the side? Go ahead. OneNote gets out of your way and lets you focus on your notes.

But sometimes you don’t want to type. Now you can dismiss the on-screen keyboard so you can see the whole screen for reading.

Normally, in Windows 8 you don’t have to think about the keyboard. It shows up when you tap into a text box and it goes away when you tap outside. It works great. So how do you tap “outside” in OneNote? Just tap into any empty space and the keyboard will go away.

When the keyboard is down, tap anywhere to bring it up and start taking notes.

Let us know what you think

We’re using your feedback to make OneNote better. So let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.


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  1. After I installed this update I added troubles opening up embedded files. The associated path was no longer valid so the required app could not open the file. Any help?

  2. ChrisWarwick

    I love OneNote – I’ve been an avid user since v1. One thing I sorely miss in the metro version is the ability to open password protected pages (I keep account details in a password protected section, for example, but I can’t open that in this app..)

    Is there a good reason why I can’t do this? If not could you please add this function?


  3. draftversion

    how do i add content in between two lines?
    how do i cut a section out and move it to another part on the same note?

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