Custom tags available soon in OneNote
Published Dec 17 2018 09:47 AM 61.8K Views
Former Employee

We’re extremely excited to bring custom tags to our users in the next few weeks! With this feature, users will be able to name the tag and select an icon to create a custom tag that will sync across devices and show up in app search results. Add custom tags to your pages and stay organized in whatever way helps you achieve more! 


Custom tags were passionately requested by our customers and starting in January 2019, it will be available on OneNote for Windows 10 and OneNote for MacNo settings need to be enabled to use this feature. Once you see it in your app, feel free to start using it. For a detailed explanation on how to use custom tags, read on below.  


Creating and using a custom tag 

To create a new custom tag, click the Tags dropdown in the Home tab and select “Create New Tag.” When the Create a Tag pane opens, name the new tag, select an icon to represent it and click Create to add your new tag to the list of tags.  


Your new custom tag is ready to useTo tag content with the new tagselect the line you want to tag, click Tags on the Home tab and select the desired tag 




 Click on Tags Used in this Notebook to see a list of: 

  • Previously deleted tags 
  • Custom tags created by you from another device 
  • Custom tags created by other users in that particular notebook.  

Not only will custom tags help you stay organized your way, but they will also help your teams and organizations keep shared notebooks organized with customized tags. 


Searching for custom tags 

Now that you’ve started tagging throughout OneNote with custom tags, it’s easier than ever stay organized and find what you need through search. Users can search for custom tags in the app search experience and tag results will appear under the Tags tab. Click on one of the results to go to its specific location.  



We’re excited for you to give custom tags a try in the upcoming weeks. As always, leave us a comment down below and add or vote for feature requests in the Feedback Hub. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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