Working with Flags and Tags
OneNote instructions regarding how to organize your notes is just as important as instructions for creating them. If you cannot find your notes, they are not much good to you. Adding flags or tags to your notes can help you locate them quickly.
In OneNote 2003, you can add a note flag to a paragraph, picture or canvas. You can add multiple flags to one item. To begin adding flags, go to the View menu, point to Toolbars and select Note Flags. Click where you want the flag and select the flag or flags you wish to add.
To find notes with a specific flag, click Note Flags Summary on the Standard toolbar. Select the location of the flagged notes you want to view, or specify how you want the flagged notes grouped in the Group note flags by box.
OneNote 2007 and 2010 use tags rather than flags. In OneNote 2007, click where you want to add a tag. Click the arrow beside Tags on the toolbar and select the tag you want to add. To find tagged objects, click the arrow next to Tags on the Standard toolbar and select Show All Tagged Notes. You can narrow the search using the options in the Tags Summary pane.
In OneNote 2010, click where you want to add a tag. Click the arrow in the Tags gallery in the Tags group on the Home tab. Find and apply the tag you want to use. Click the Find Tags option in the Tags group to locate tagged items.