Microsoft has announced new layout options coming to OneNote for Windows.
They report that the number one request from educators and schools looking to move to the OneNote on Windows (Desktop) version is an option to allow the user interface to look similar to the OneNote for Windows 10 version of OneNote, with pages, sections and notebooks aligned on the left-hand side, and the horizontal tabs to disappear.
Some also prefer this layout option to help simplify navigation, while making OneNote “look the same” on multiple platforms like OneNote web, Mac and iPad.
In response to the request, Microsoft has announced a new way to navigate your notebooks, sections, and pages in OneNote on Windows is coming in early 2023.
Using the forthcoming new Vertical Tabs layout option, you will be able to change your OneNote on Windows experience to the same left-sided layout on OneNote for Windows 10, Web, Mac, and iPad.
When this new experience rolls out, switching to vertical tabs in OneNote on Windows will be easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Click the View Tab -> Tabs Layout
- Select Vertical Tabs
- Your Notebooks and pages will now appear on the left.
If you prefer having the section tabs at the top of the canvas, you will easily be able to switch back by selecting Horizontal Tabs
This feature will only available for OneNote on Windows. It is not available for OneNote for Windows 10.
This feature will be rolling out soon to Insiders running OneNote on Windows.The OneNote team is putting the finishing touches on this experience before they roll it out to the general public in early 2023. If you’re not an Office Insider but eager to try our new features, click here to learn how to join.