How to Open OneNote on a Mac

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How to Open OneNote on a Mac
With a Windows Live account, you can use OneNote on a Mac. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

OneNote lets users input data with a keyboard, stylus or mouse. You can type in text, or hand-write directly onto the notepad. It lets you keep track of daily reminders and share information over the Internet. This product is developed by Microsoft, but it isn't exclusive to the Windows Operating System if you use the right Web app. You cannot install OneNote directly onto a Mac's hard drive, but the Web app version of the program is compatible with Mac computers, letting you access old OneNote files and create new ones. If you never used this Web app before, you might not know how to open it, but the process just takes a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Windows Live free account

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    Open your Mac's Web browser.

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    Log into your Windows Live account. If you do not have an account, click "Sign Up" and follow the instructions on screen. To use the OneNote web app, you need a free Windows Live account.

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    Click on any OneNote files you want to open from underneath the "MyFiles" window on the main Windows Live SkyDrive screen. The OneNote Web app starts up automatically, and your OneNote file appears directly in your web browser. If you want to open a brand new note, click on the small "N" icon next to the "Create" heading. You are prompted to enter a name for the new note, then it appears on the OneNote Web app for editing.

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