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How to Convert OneNote to PDF (PC, iPhone, & Android)

How to Convert OneNote to PDF (PC, iPhone, & Android)

I use OneNote to save my backup codes, website article ideas, and any words I want to remember later.

However, sometimes, I want to convert those notes to PDF to save and share them with the world. If you are in the same boat, here, we will learn how to convert OneNote to PDF.

Convert OneNote to PDF on a PC

As we know, OneNote has two desktop versions. You can convert OneNote to PDF in either. However, the process is slightly different.

OneNote for Windows 10 (3 steps)

If you have never installed a OneNote app, you most likely have OneNote for Windows 10. Follow the steps below.

Step 01

Print in OneNote for Windows 10
Print in OneNote for Windows 10

Open the note you want to convert. Click the three dots on the top right, and click the Print button.

Step 02

Printing to a PDF in OneNote for Windows 10
Printing to a PDF in OneNote for Windows 10

Wait for the preview to load. Click the Printer dropdown and select Microsoft Print to PDF. Check the details, and click the Print button.

Step 03

Saving a OneNote as PDF Using the Save Dialog
Saving a OneNote as PDF Using the Save Dialog

A Save dialog will appear. Choose the file destination, give the file a name, and click the Save button.

Wait for the program to process. Once done, you will find the saved file in the destination.

Read also: The Difference Between Microsoft OneNote and Word

OneNote (Desktop)

OneNote (Desktop) has built-in exporting options, as in Microsoft Word.

Step 01

File Menu in OneNote Desktop
File Menu in OneNote Desktop

Open the note you want to export. Click File on the top right.

Step 02

Exporting a PDF in OneNote Desktop
Exporting a PDF in OneNote Desktop

Click the Export option and choose PDF from the format list. Click the Export button below.

Step 04

Save Dialog to Save OneNote Note as PDF
Save Dialog to Save a OneNote Note as PDF

A Save dialog will display. Edit the file name and choose the destination to save it.

Also: How to Save OneNote Notes Locally And Not on the Cloud

Convert on iPhone

Converting a OneNote Note to PDF in OneNote iOS
Converting a OneNote Note to PDF in OneNote iOS

On the iPhone, open the note to convert to PDF and follow the below steps:

Step 01

Tap the three dots on the top, and touch the Send Copy of Page option.

Step 02

Tap Send with Another App. Then find and touch Save to Files.

Step 03

Select the location to save this note and touch the Save button on the top. Find the file in the saved folder. The default format is PDF, so the note will be saved as PDF.

Convert on Android

How to Convert OneNote to PDF on Android
Converting a OneNote Note to PDF in OneNote Android

The new Android app makes it easier to export notes to PDF. Simply open a note and tap the three dots on the top.

Then click the Export button. In some regions, you will see the Share Page option. In this case, you will have a couple of additional steps to export.

Then tap the PDF option. You must share the file to save it. Otherwise, the app won’t save.

Share the PDF to your Google Drive or another cloud storage platform to save it without sharing it with anyone.

Conclusion

Converting OneNote to PDF needs a few steps. You can export notes of the same quality on all platforms without using a third-party app.

I hope the tutorial helped. Please use the comment box for suggestions and help.

Stee

Sunday 14th of April 2024

I'm curious as to why you use both Obsidian, Logseq and OneNote. Why do you prefer OneNote over the markdown brothers?