How to Create and Manage Notes in Microsoft Outlook

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In Brief...

Notes help you stay on track and organized. Follow these simple steps to create and work with notes in Microsoft Outlook.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Outlook: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

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  1. Go to Notes view by selecting Notes in the Navigation Pane.
    Notes View

  2. From the New group of the Home tab, select New Note.
    New Note

  3. Enter the note text.
    Enter Note

  4. Click the X in the upper-right corner to close and save the note.

  5. To update a note, in Notes view, double-click the note and make changes.
    Update Note

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.