Creating checklists is a built-in capability of OneNote that you can use for all sorts of different things. Perhaps the most obvious use is a to do list, and in fact, the checkbox is actually called a To Do tag in OneNote.
Here are the four simple steps:
- First, create a New OneNote file or Open an existing one.
- From the Home tab, select To Do Tag under Tags
- A checkbox will appear, and you can begin creating your list. (Press Enter to automatically create a new line with a checkbox. If you don’t want the checkbox on the next line, press enter again.)
- When a task is completed, you can add a checkmark to the box by simply clicking on that box. (You also have the ability to add a star beside a task by using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + 2.)
Congratulations. You can now create a To-Do List in OneNote!
Note: You can use this tag throughout a OneNote page; it doesn’t have to be used only in a line-by-line list format. For example, you may take meeting notes and use the To Do tag to flag and track specific action items.