Microsoft OneNote keyboard shortcuts

OneNote is a great note-taking program and it provides more than note taking. With its keyboard shortcuts, you'll be able to use OneNote smoothly and perhaps concentrate better on your note.

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Put the focus on the current section

↑   Shift + F10

Open the context menu

Ctrl + N

Add a new page at the end of the selected section

Ctrl + O

Open a notebook

Ctrl + G

then press the Down or Up arrow key to select a different notebook, and then press Enter Switch to a different notebook on the Navigation bar

Ctrl + T

Create a new section

Ctrl + Alt + N

Create a new page below the current page tab on the same level

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + N

Create a new sub-page below the current page

F11

Enable or disable the full page view

Ctrl + Alt + G

Put the focus on the current page tab

Ctrl + Alt + M

Move or copy the current page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Select the current page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Jump to the title of the page and select it

Ctrl + E

Open a search box to search all currently open notebooks

Using these keys, you can navigate through OneNote for Windows 10 without using mouse.
F6

Jump between the tab bar, navigation pane, and the page canvas

Move to the ribbon on a tab

←  →

Move among the options on a ribbon

⤶ Enter

Execute the currently selected option

←  →

Move between tabs

⭾ Tab

Move between the items on the main menu bar

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
Alt

Open the ribbon

Alt + H

Open the Home tab

Alt + N

Open the Insert tab

Alt + D

Open the Draw tab

Alt + W

Open the View tab

Win + ⤶ Enter

Activate Narrator in Windows

⇪ Caps Lock + Esc

Exit Narrator

Ctrl + M

Open a new OneNote window

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

Ctrl + Y

Redo the last action

Ctrl + X

Cut the selected text or item to the Clipboard

Ctrl + C

Copy the selected text or item to the Clipboard

Ctrl + V

Paste the contents of the Clipboard

Home

Move to the beginning of the line

End

Move to the end of the line

Move one character to the left

Move one character to the right

Ctrl +

Move one word to the left

Ctrl +

Move one word to the right

⬅ Backspace

Delete one character to the left

Del

Delete one character to the right

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete one word to the left

Ctrl + Del

Delete one word to the right

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert a line break without starting a new paragraph

↑   Shift + F10

Open the context menu for the object in focus

or Context menu key
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Execute the action suggested on the Information Bar if it appears at the top of a page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Highlight the selected text

Ctrl + K

Insert a hyperlink

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy the formatting of the selected text (Format Painter)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste the formatting to the selected text (Format Painter)

⤶ Enter

Open a hyperlink when the cursor is in the link text. Press the arrow keys to move the cursor to the link text

Ctrl + B

Apply bold formatting to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + I

Apply italic formatting to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + U

Apply underline to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + -

(-) Apply strikethrough to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + =

Apply superscript formatting to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + =

Apply subscript formatting to or remove it from the selected text

Ctrl + .

Apply bulleted list formatting to or remove it from the selected paragraph

Ctrl + /

Apply numbered list formatting to or remove it from the selected paragraph

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Apply Heading 1 style to the current note

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Apply Heading 2 style to the current note

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Apply Heading 3 style to the current note

Ctrl + Alt + 4

Apply Heading 4 style to the current note

Ctrl + Alt + 5

Apply Heading 5 style to the current note

Ctrl + Alt + 6

Apply Heading 6 style to the current note

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Apply Normal style to the current note, clearing all formatting

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Increase paragraph indent

⭾ Tab

(at the beginning of a line) Increase paragraph indent

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Decrease paragraph indent

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

(at the beginning of a line) Decrease paragraph indent

Ctrl + R

Right-align the selected paragraph

Ctrl + L

Left-align the selected paragraph

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + >

Increase the font size of selected text

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + <

Decrease the font size of selected text

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Show or hide rule lines on the current page

Win + ↑   Shift + S

Copy a screen clipping to the Clipboard (requires the Windows 10 Creators Update)

Alt + ↑   Shift + D

Insert the current date

Alt + ↑   Shift + F

Insert the current date and time

Alt + ↑   Shift + T

Insert the current time

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert a line break

Alt + =

Start a math equation or convert selected text to a math equation

⭾ Tab

Create a table by adding a second column to already typed text

⭾ Tab

Create another column in a table with a single row

⤶ Enter

Create another row when in the last cell in a table

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Create a row below the current row in a table

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Create another paragraph in the same cell in a table

Ctrl + Alt + R

Create a column to the right of the current column in a table

⤶ Enter

Create a row above the current one in a table (when the cursor is at the beginning of any row, except for the first row)

Del

(press twice) Delete the current empty row in a table (when the cursor is at the beginning of the row)

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Ctrl + A

Select all items on the current page. To expand the selection, keep pressing Ctrl + A

↑   Shift + End

Select from the current cursor position until the end of the line

↑   Shift +

Select the whole line (when the cursor is at the beginning of the line)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Jump to the title of the page and select it

Esc

Cancel the selected outline or page

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the current paragraph or several selected paragraphs up

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the current paragraph or several selected paragraphs down

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the current paragraph or several selected paragraphs right (increasing the indent)

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the current paragraph or several selected paragraphs left (decreasing the indent)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

Select the current paragraph and its subordinate paragraphs

Del

Delete the selected note or object

Home

Move to the beginning of the line

End

Move to the end of the line

Move one character to the left

Move one character to the right

Alt +

Go back to the last visited page

Alt +

key Go forward to the next visited page

Ctrl + Alt + P

Play selected audio recording

Ctrl + Alt + S

Stop playback of selected audio recording

Ctrl + Alt + A

Start new audio recording

Ctrl + Alt + Y

Rewind the current audio recording by 10 seconds

Ctrl + Alt + T

Rewind the current audio recording by 5 minutes

Ctrl + Alt + U

Fast-forward the current audio recording by 10 seconds

Ctrl + Alt + I

Fast-forward the current audio recording by 5 minutes

Ctrl + 1

Apply, mark, or clear the To Do tag

Ctrl + 2

Apply or clear the Important tag

Ctrl + 3

Apply or clear the Question tag

Ctrl + 4

Apply or clear the Remember for later tag

Ctrl + 5

Apply or clear the Definition tag

Ctrl + 6

Apply or clear the Highlight tag

Ctrl + 7

Apply or clear the Contact tag

Ctrl + 8

Apply or clear the Address tag

Ctrl + 9

Apply or clear the Phone Number tag

Ctrl + 0

Remove all note tags from the selected notes

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Alt + ↑   Shift + 1

Show through Level 1

Alt + ↑   Shift + 2

Expand to Level 2

Alt + ↑   Shift + 3

Expand to Level 3

Alt + ↑   Shift + 4

Expand to Level 4

Alt + ↑   Shift + 5

Expand to Level 5

Alt + ↑   Shift + 6

Expand to Level 6

Alt + ↑   Shift + 7

Expand to Level 7

Alt + ↑   Shift + 8

Expand to Level 8

Alt + ↑   Shift + 9

Expand to Level 9

Alt + ↑   Shift + 0

Expand all levels

⭾ Tab

Increase indent by one level

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Decrease indent by one level

Alt + ↑   Shift + +

Expand a collapsed outline

Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Collapse an expanded outline

Note: To change the writing direction in notes, you must enable right-to-left languages in the Microsoft Office Language Preferences tool.
Ctrl + ↑   Left Shift

Set left-to-right writing direction

Ctrl + ↑   Right Shift

Set right-to-left writing direction

⭾ Tab

Increase indent by one level in right-to-left text

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Decrease indent by one level in right-to-left text

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F11

Enable or disable full page view

Ctrl + M

Open a new OneNote window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + *

Expand or collapse the tabs of a page group

Ctrl + P

Print the current page

Ctrl + N

Add a new page at the end of the selected section

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Increase the width of the page tabs bar

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Decrease the width of the page tabs bar

Ctrl + Alt + N

Create a new page below the current page tab at the same level

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + N

Create a new sub-page below the current page

Ctrl + A

Select all items. To expand the selection, keep pressing Ctrl + A

Ctrl + Alt + G

Select the current page

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the selected page tab up

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Move the selected page tab down

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Move the cursor to the page title

Page Up

Scroll up on the current page

Page Down

Scroll down on the current page

Ctrl + Home

Scroll to the top of the current page

Ctrl + End

Scroll to the bottom of the current page

Ctrl +

Go to the next paragraph

Ctrl +

Go to the previous paragraph

Alt +

Go to the next note container

Home

Go to the beginning of the line

End

Go to the end of the line

Move one character to the left

Move one character to the right

Alt +

Go back to the last visited page

Alt +

Go forward to the next visited page

Ctrl + Alt + +

(+ on the numeric keypad)  Zoom in

or Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + +
Ctrl + Alt + -

(– on the numeric keypad) Zoom out

or Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + -
Ctrl + S

Save changes and sync notebook

Not: OneNote çalışırken, notlarınız her değiştirildiğinde otomatik olarak kaydedilir. Notları elle kaydetmek gerekmez.
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Ctrl + O

Open a notebook

Ctrl + T

Create a new section

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Go to the next section

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Go to the previous section

Ctrl + Page Down

Go to the next page in the section

Ctrl + Page Up

Go to the previous page in the section

Alt + Home

Go to the first page in the section

Alt + End

Go to the last page in the section

Ctrl + Alt + M

Move or copy the current page

Ctrl + Alt + G

Put focus on the current page tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Put focus on the current section tab

Ctrl + G

then press the Down or Up arrow keys to select a different notebook, and then press Enter Switch to a different notebook on the Navigation bar

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Open the context menu of the current section

or ↑   Shift + F10
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Ctrl + E

Open a search box to search all currently open notebooks

or Ctrl + F

While searching all notebooks, preview the next result

⤶ Enter

While searching all notebooks, go to the selected result

Press Ctrl+E, Tab, Tab, Down arrow to change the search scope
Esc

Dismiss Search and return to the page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Open the Share pane

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

then press Tab, Tab, Enter to create a sharing link for the current page

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

then Tab, Down arrow, Down arrow to share the current notebook

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

then Enter to send a copy of the page via another app

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

then Enter to send a copy of the current page via another app

Ctrl + S

Sync current notebook

or ↑   Shift + F9
F9

Sync all notebooks

Ctrl + Q

Mark the current page as read or unread

Ctrl + Alt + L

Lock all password-protected sections

If you want o use accessibility options to navigate in OneNote, please refer to this page.
To get started using a screen reader with OneNote, refer to this page.

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