Happy New Year, everyone!

As any seasoned user of OneNote 2007 will tell you, the beauty of OneNote is the ability to keep everything together in one place. Calendars are no exception, whether you keep them with you for quick lookups or you link dates and events to specific pages in your notebook.

The Office Online Templates team has been hard at work to make the latest OneNote calendar templates for 2009 available, the first few of which you can now download for free:


Pre-designed page templates such as these calendars can save you lots of time, but remember that you're not forced to use any templates exactly as they are. If a particular template doesn't quite suit your needs, download it as a starting point, and then change the colors, fonts, and any other formatting to match your preferences. You can then save your changes as a new template and apply it to new pages in your notebook. You can even share your designs with other people.

To learn how to do this, watch our new video:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch now: Take the work out of note-taking with OneNote templates!


Tip  Aside from single page OneNote templates, you can also create section templates (a template of a section containing one or more pages) and notebook templates (a template of a notebook containing one or more sections) in OneNote. To do this, click the Save As command when you're all done with your design work, and then choose the “OneNote Single File Package (*.onepkg)” option as the file type.

Be sure to select the appropriate Page Range before saving the package (choose Current Section to save your selection as a section template or choose Current Notebook to save your selection as a notebook template).

The OneNote package file format lets you distribute selected notes to other OneNote users, but you can also use this feature to install your template creations on multiple computers, or to share your template designs with your friends, family, co-workers, or classmates. All a recipient has to do is double-click the OneNote package file to install the template it contains onto their own computer.

 

 

If you've personally created some useful OneNote templates that you'd like to share with other readers, feel free to post a link to your download location as a comment!