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How to Set an Alarm in OneNote

Wanted to be reminded of something you put in OneNote? You can set an alarm for it by linking the item to Outlook. Here’s how:

1. Click to place your cursor anywhere in the text of the item.

2. Click on the Outlook Tasks button on the Home tab on the ribbon at the top of your screen. The button is located near the right-hand side and looks like a red flag.

 Outlook Tasks button

3. Click on Custom in the menu that pops up. A window should appear allowing you to create an Outlook task.

4. Click to put a check mark next to where it says Reminder on the left-hand side of the box.

5. Click on the calendar button on the right-hand side of the field that has the date in it. A calendar should pop up.

6. Click on the day you’d like to be reminded. That date should appear in the field.

7. Click on the dropdown arrow in the field where you see the time.

8. Scroll up and down in the box that appears, and choose a time. That time should appear in the field.

Setting an alarm

 9. Click on the Save & Close button near the upper left-hand corner of the box.

Your alarm should now go off at the appointed date and time!

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4 Responses

  1. Excellent suggestion. Really needed this. Thank

  2. Great solution!. Thank you very much!

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