We’ve tried to make the act of adding a new page in OneNote simple and easy. You just click the New Page button at the top of your list of pages and a new page is inserted at the end of the section. Easy, right?
You can also achieve the same behavior by pressing <Ctrl + N>. There are several ways to increase/decrease the page level after you’ve inserted it too. To increase the page level, press <Ctrl + Alt + ]>. Similarly, to decrease the page level, you can press <Ctrl + Alt + [>. Or, by clicking the arrow next to the New Page button, you can add a new subpage to the end of the section.
In OneNote 2010, we’ve added a new 3rd page level. When you add a new page using the button described above, it always gets inserted at the end of the section, and it gets inserted as a 1st level page.
So, what if you want to add a new 2nd or 3rd level page? And what if you don’t actually want the page to be added to the end of the section, but instead you want it inserted somewhere in the middle of your list of pages?
I think the designed logic is pretty good at getting it right most of the time, but it’s not fool-proof. Occasionally, it’s just going to get it wrong. So, we’ve added the ability to recover by dragging the page horizontally, left/right, to adjust page levels. You can also drag the page vertically, up/down, to move the page to a different location. Once you drop the page, the designed logic kicks in to determine what level to drop the page at.