OneNote Tips: Use Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes are a great way to capture your notes along with critical meeting information such as subject, time and attendees.

To take advantage of Meeting Notes, go to the Calendar view and locate the meeting.  After selecting the meeting, in the Calendar Tools > Appointment menu, click the OneNote icon to create Meeting Notes.  A dialog box opens asking if you want to take notes for everyone (if you are the organizer), or take notes on your own.  Click one of these options to continue.

At this point, OneNote opens up a new note.  The title of the note will match that of the meeting subject.  The new note also includes meeting details: meeting date, location, original message and participants.  Notice that there is a link to the original Outlook message.  So, if you are reviewing your notes and want to respond to the original invitation, simply click this link. Since the new meeting note also includes the participants, you can use the OneNote Search function to find past meeting notes with specific attendees.

Below the heading Notes you can enter personal notes from the meeting, either taken directly during the meeting or transcribed from your handwritten notes.  Be sure to include any key words that will help you find these notes in the future, such as project name and agenda items.

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