Narrow your Search

Version :   √ OneNote desktop

OneNote search in pages, and their title.

Narrow your search using the OR operator and quotes


Results are sorted by :

– Recent

– In title

– On page

It also seek through images, as long as this option is activated (in File/Options/Advanced) and even in audio or videos (in File/Options/Audio & Video).

Use quotes to indicate you look for the exact expression within quotes (sequence of words in that order).

Use OR & AND operators to refine your query.

Smart combination of both (OR and/or quotes) will yield less numerous, more focused results : that may be especially useful if your notebook is large !

Keyboard shortcuts are :

  • Ctrl + E search everywhere,
  • Ctrl + F search in current page.


Further reading :

Blog Microsoft

3D search


Updated 26/02/2016 : after Marjolein Hoekstra warned me that in my previous example (“OneNote 2016” AND “tips”), the AND operator was totally useless !

Note 17/12/2018 : see this tweet where I illustrate what “exact phrase match” search means :

LIRE AUSSI  1 Week with OneNote for W10 : Day 3 - Searching

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