OneNote for Windows already offers the ability to add passwords to individual sections of your notebooks for increased security—but what if you want to access those sections using OneNote’s Windows Store app on your favorite device? Today, we’re excited to announce that the OneNote for Windows Store
app now includes the ability to unlock your existing password protected sections!
Using this feature is easy. First, make sure you’re running the latest version of OneNote for Windows Store app released today. Once you’ve updated the app, simply navigate to a password protected section and type your password to unlock it.
After unlocking a password protected section, you can view and edit its contents just like any other section—but to protect your privacy, page thumbnails are not shown. Plus, the section automatically locks if you don’t use OneNote for a few minutes. You can also lock all of your password protected sections manually—simply right-click or tap twice on any section tab, then select or tap the Lock Protected Sections
button (power users can press Ctrl-Alt-L on the keyboard).
We hope you enjoy using password protected sections in the OneNote for Windows Store app. As always, we would love to hear your feedback so we can add other features like this that you request—let us know what you think!
—Omeed Chandra, program manager, on behalf of the OneNote team.