Organizing Sections With Color in OneNote

Organizational Skills is one of those challenges I often face with my students and myself. OneNote provides a variety of visual tools to help organize content. Sections can be color coded to help students visually recognize content and quickly access their assignments and notes. The key with organizing content with traits like color is on deciding what colors represent.

The option to color sections on mobile devices is not currently available.
Color Coding Sections with OneNote on Mac
The sections in the OneNote for Mac application are shown as tabs above the pages.

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Right click on a tab for the contextual menu and move the mouse over to the Section Color option.

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A palette of colors will display so we can click one of the available colors. The color palette offers a choice of sixteen color options.

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The section will immediately update with the selected color.

Color Coding Sections with OneNote Mobile

The sections in OneNote mobile for Windows are shown as tabs above the pages.

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Right click on a tab for the contextual menu, move the mouse over to the Section Color option and click.

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A simple color palette will display where we can select one of sixteen color options.

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The tab updates with the new color selected.

Color Coding Sections with OneNote 2016

The sections in OneNote 2016 are shown as sections above the pages.

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Right click on a tab for the contextual menu and move the mouse over the Section Color option.

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A palette of sixteen colors will display where we can select one of sixteen available color options.

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The tab and section update with the new color choice.

Color Coding Sections with OneNote for Office 365

The sections on OneNote for Office 365 are shown in a penal along the left side.

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Right click on a section for the contextual menu.

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Move the mouse over the Section Color option and select one of the sixteen color options.

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The color bar to the left of the section title will update to the selected color.

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