OneNote 2010 & Windows Phone 7 : How to share and sync OneNote 2010 Notebooks to your WP7 phone

   Posted November 11, 2010 by Jimmy Selix in Microsoft Office

This tutorial will explain how to sync your OneNote 2010 notebooks to your Windows Phone 7’s OneNote application.  WP7’s built-in Office suite contains the great note taking application OneNote and allows one to sync notebooks between your desktop’s Office 2010 and your phone’s OneNote 2010. This also requires a Live / Hotmail account.

Syncing your OneNote notebooks between a computer and your phone is not straightforward. These steps will show how to do it.

1. On your PC, open up OneNote 2010.

2. Go to the Notebook you want to share / sync.  Then click on File > Share

3. Choose your Notebook (by default it should be selected) and if you haven’t signed into Live Skydrive, click on the Sign In button and enter your Live,MSN, Hotmail, XBOX Live IDThis will be the same one you use on your Windows Phone 7 device.  Once you sign in, click on the Share Notebook button in the lower right. It will upload your notebook to your Skydrive and ask if you want to send a link of the notebook via email, click on the Email button and send it to an account you have on your Windows Phone 7 device.

4. On your Windows Phone 7 device, go to your email and click on the link to “Open notebook in Onenote”.

5.  This will open your WP7’s browser to a page with your Notebook.

6.  IMPORTANT!! Click on the Onenote Icon in front of notebook name.  This will then import it into your WP7’s OneNote and in turn will start syncing via Skydrive.

 

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  • David White

    This does not appear to work via Gmail.

  • Frank

    Works fine! Thank you.

  • Ks

    Brilliant, works great with my Live account. Thanks!

  • Guest

    AWesome….thanks for posting this!!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you.

  • Vonburger

    You rock.  Thank you…thank you…thank you!

  • El Eterno

    Great post. i was having a hard time with this.

  • Anonym

    Was searching for days for a way to do this.. Thanks a lot