How to import to OneNote Windows 8 version

How can we import data to OneNote Desktop (Metric) version.  We exported around 1,500 in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and want to import them to the OenNote Desktop ot metric version that comes in Windows 8.

How can we do this?
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Please refer to:
"How to import and export information in OneNote"

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
We don't use OneNote 2010 that comes in Office 2010.  We use OneNote, the Desktop or Metric version that comes with Windows 8 which download in the Microsoft Windows Store.

Hoe can we import with that version?
Since you're using  Onenote Metro  (not "Metric") your notebooks are located on Skydrive.

You can download the Skydrive folder containing your notebooks (right click) as a ZIP file
You can open your notebooks on Skydrive with the Onenote desktop client (Open from Web)

Source of info. Bernd P on

Consider getting the latest full onenote free:

Watch "Microsoft OneNote Tutorial" on youtube

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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx for the correction!  Always said metric and its metro.

Also, now it's OneDrive, not Skydrive; it was changed for some legal reason.

Back to your recommendation, we are looking to import to OneNote, not export.

We want to import a bulk of notes from Outlook 2010 into the OneNote metro on OneDrive.

Is there a way to do this?
"we are looking to import to OneNote"

I posted "You can download the Skydrive folder containing your notebooks (right click) as a ZIP file"
words corrected =
You can import (download) the Onedrive folder containing your notes from Outlook 2010 as a ZIP file

I do not use Metro  ( and also I cannot find any Metro guide other than what I have posted ) so cannot confirm...
You may be better off to take advantage of the free 2013 full version download and the "Microsoft OneNote Tutorial" that I had supplied links for, to have full functioning OneNote with great support, ie updates and guides.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood, however the links doesn't supply info on importing to OneNote Metro using MS 2013.

Can you supply the link or detail on the How-To?
I shall get back to your "Q" ASAP ...
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx lots!!!
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
OneNote offers many ways to import data.

You mention notes in Outlook.  If this is the case, the Outlook Import/Export options will let you export all of the notes to a CSV or PST file.   Choose the CSV option to create the file.
Once the file is created, you can
copy and paste the data into OneNote
import the data into Excel, reformat, and Print to OneNote
import the data into Word, reformat, and Print to OneNote.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
yes! Thanx! That makes sense, printing to OneNote....

Ok will try!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Nope.  It sends it to OneNote 2010 not OneNote Metro.

We've been searching for this with no success.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
You still should be able to copy and paste.

Highlight your notes and use the copy(ctrl-x) and move to OneNote for the paste(Ctrl-V)

Or, upgrade the OneNote.  OneNote is now a free app in the Microsoft Store, Play Store, and ITunes  store.
@Richard Daneke

Thank you for repeating my twice stated suggested solution..."upgrade the OneNote.  OneNote is now a free app in the Microsoft Store, Play Store, and ITunes  store."

2015-10-28 at 12:41:12ID: 41132004
Consider getting the latest full onenote free:

2015-10-28 at 19:49:36ID: 41134084
You may be better off to take advantage of the free 2013 full version
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Haven't tried actual copy and paste but will do.

When you guys say "upgrade the OneNote", you mean that there is an upgrade to the OneNote Metro version that came with our Windows 8? (we went to the Microsoft store and couldn't find an upgrade)

As for the 2013 version we didn't want to instal another apps just for the import but if the copy/paste don't work or the OneNote link won't work, then that would be the option.

We'll try the OneNote link when we get to the PC.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Copy/Paste should work.

But, No.  We are suggesting you uninstall the metro version of OneNote and install a newer version - like OneNote 2013 desktop version.  The more fully featured version is free.  It is an upgrade to the Metro version as in a replacement.  Uninstall will not remove any of your Notebook files.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Ok, didn't know the OneNote 2013 desktop version was an actual replacement for the metro version.  We thought that when you guys mentioned the 2013 desktop version, it was an upgrade for the Microsofr Office OneNote that comes with it (we have MS Ofdixe 2910 and this suite has a OneNote module; yet don't use it since the metro version look & feel was better).

Will give it a try when we get to the office.

"Ok, didn't know the OneNote 2013 desktop version was an actual replacement for the metro version."

It is not a replacement.
Metro was the free lite version while the full version came with a paid install of Office.
Now OneNote 2013 desktop version is offered free,

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx for clearing that up.
(haven't tried yes, will inform when we do)
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
As said, we try the recommended Copy/Paste; didn't work.

We highlight 3 notes and copy (CTRL-C):
And then we paste (CTRL-V) on 3 different areas to see if it work:
If we are doing something wrong, please advice.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Based on the recommendation for getting the latest full onenote free and since we didn't want to download any additional software, we found the OneNote that came with MS Office 2010; so based on the advice, we tried the MS Office version and yes, it did the work.

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
I am glad that you got the work done.
I do want to clarify my directions - the copy and paste was recommended after you exported the notes to a CSV file.  You would then, copy and paste from within Notepad or Excel - depending on which program used to open the exported file.
But, the first rule of success is to get the work done!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Oh ok didn't see it like that!

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