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  1.    06 Nov 2015 #11
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    The DownLoad OneNote link tells me its already installed and the Open OneNote just opens up OneNote for Windows 10 Ver 17.xxx, so no luck there.

    The Other Download Options / Free Download link only downloads the 64 bit version. I have the 32 bit version of Office. Even the note on that page says "For the best compatibility, we recommend the 32-bit version. ..", but they don't provide a free link to it. I finally found it, but it seems to want to install a full version of Office, not just OneNote. So the whole thing seems a bit too risky to try to resolve.

    All would be fine if only OneNote for Windows 10 would provide a method for backing up notes.
    Last edited by mediaman09; 06 Nov 2015 at 15:42.
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  2.    06 Nov 2015 #12
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    Not sure if it was coincidence or note but following a reboot and some Windows updates, I now see OneNote 2016 on my desktop!! I will play with that for awhile to see if its truly a useable/activated version, and if so I should be able to get my backups working.
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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by mediaman09 View Post
    Not sure if it was coincidence or note but following a reboot and some Windows updates, I now see OneNote 2016 on my desktop!! I will play with that for awhile to see if its truly a useable/activated version, and if so I should be able to get my backups working.
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  4.    07 Nov 2015 #14
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    Okay I now have OneNote 2016 configured, and it too now syncs with all my devices, and I am now finally able to use it to periodically create backups manually.

    But as an app for daily desktop use, I have not yet figured out how to make the UI work as it seems its all "backwards". I cannot seem to drag the Pages to where they belong. Let me explain.

    All the following verions are perfectly useable and have a logical layout and flow, ie , Notebooks, then Sections, then Pages, then Content:

    -OneNote for Windows 10 desktop(store app)
    -OneNote Online
    -OneNote for iPad
    -OneNote for Windows Phone
    -OneNote for Android Phone

    However, for some reason, Outlook 2016 (and perhaps OneNote 2013 as well which I dont have) has a non-standard, and frankly unusable layout of Notebooks, then Sections, then Content (for the first Page), with Pages way off to the right. What a mess! It does not appear there is any way to move the panes around to a normal sequence, such that the main naviagation (Pages) are on the left where they belong. Quite a dissapointment. My brain has been trained at birth to read left to right! Is there a way to move the panes around that I might have missed?

    I still like the OneNote solution in general, as all my devices can be kept in sync, but ironically, its the desktop implementation that is the worst. I guess I will need to stick with OneNote for Windows 10 (store app) for my daily desktop use, and periodically open OneNote 2016 to do a manually backup.
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  5.    07 Nov 2015 #15
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    I cannot seem to drag the Pages to where they belong
    Are you talking about dragging and dropping the tabs, like in a browser? The pages on the right can be D&D'd too.
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  6.    07 Nov 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Are you talking about dragging and dropping the tabs, like in a browser? The pages on the right can be D&D'd too.
    No. The tabs ( or sections) on top are fine and can be dragged to any order. And yes, individual pages can be dragged to any order. All that's fine.

    I am talking about the main windows. In OneNote2016. its the opposite of what It should be. I am looking at it now and there is content on the left pane, and a menu of pages on the right. I would like it reversed, so its like all the other OneNote apps I am used to, where the menu of pages is on the left, and the content is on the right.
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  7.    07 Nov 2015 #17
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    Found it. It was buried here with the default unchecked ! :
    File/Options/Display check box for "Page Tabs appear on the left"
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  8.    07 Nov 2015 #18
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    I know what you're talking about now. No It doesn't look like you can switch sides, just shrink and expand.
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