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Outlook - Using Notes

This document will show you how to use "Notes" in Microsoft Outlook. Notes are a great alternative to Microsoft Sticky Notes since they are synced with your email up and are available in Outlook Web Access (OWA).

Accessing Notes in Outlook

  1. In Outlook, click the the 3 dots in the navigation pane.

  2. Select "Notes".

Adding Notes

  1. Click "New Note" in the ribbon.

  2. Enter in any data you want saved in the note.  The first line of the note will be the Subject.

  3. After entering your data into the note you can close out of the note, and it will automatically save.

  4. Any time you would like to view the notes you can access it from the "Notes" window in Outlook.

Always Show Notes in the Navigation Pane (Optional)

  1. In Outlook, click the the 3 dots in the navigation pane.

  2. Select "Navigation Options".

  3. In the window that pops up do one of the following:

    A) Select "Notes" and then click "Move Up" so it's one of the top 4.


    B) Change "Maximum number of visible items" to "5".
    After setting the number to 5, you may need to make the navigation pane wider.  Click, hold, and drag the bar on the navigation pane to make it wider so you can see "Notes".

Access Notes in Outlook Web Access (OWA)

  1. Sign into Outlook Web Access.  See "Email - Outlook Web Access (OWA) (Staff/Faculty) " for instructions on how to access Outlook Web Access.

  2. In the navigation pane, scroll down until you find "Notes" and click on it.

  3. All of your notes will show up in the right pane.

    Note: You can not create or edit notes though Outlook Web Access.

Keywords:sticky notepad   Doc ID:89309
Owner:Jake W.Group:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Created:2019-01-25 17:13 CDTUpdated:2019-01-30 14:42 CDT
Sites:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
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