OneNote Online is a browser-based version of OneNote, Microsoft’s commercial-grade note-taking app. OneNote Online is a "lite" version of the full-fledged desktop app and provides fast opening times for reading and editing .one notebook files. OneNote Online is great for taking centralized notes organized by pages, sections, and books, like how physical notebooks work.
Most OneNote files will open directly in OneNote Online when using SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, MS Teams, Yammer, Outlook, and some other Office 365 apps. Files open in reading mode. To edit the files, simply click the "Edit Notebook" button and choose to edit the file in OneNote Online (directly in the browser) or OneNote (the desktop app).
Functionality in OneNote Online is generally limited to day-to-day note-taking, text formatting, simple tables, hyperlinks, page and section changes, though it provides excellent support for co-authoring (simultaneous editing by multiple users). All changes made in OneNote Online are saved automatically; there is no save button.
You'll want to avoid more complex tasks like ink, shapes, audio and video recording, and inserting symbols (among others) in OneNote Online.
If OneNote Online doesn't provide the features you need to do the job, simply click the "Edit in OneNote" button in the menu bar to access the desktop version of the app and its more complex features.
Microsoft Word Notebook Layout (MacOS only)
- OneNote Online UserVoice [UserVoice]
- Matt Wade, Office Services MVP