Viewing your recent edits in OneNote

With the amount of work we do on a daily basis, it’s often hard to remember just exactly where you updated or changed information. You know you did it in the last couple of days, but you can’t specifically remember where it was done.

If you’re using OneNote to store information, OneNote makes it easy to find everything you changed and where exactly it was updated using the Recent Edits feature. Here’s how that works…

Go to the History tab in the Ribbon Bar and click on the Recent Edits icon. You’ll see a number of date options that OneNote will use to show you your changes. In my case, I want to see everything that’s been changed Since Yesterday:


When I click the Since Yesterday option, my Search Results pane appears on the right side of the page, and lists every page that’s been updated since the date option I selected. In addition, I can click on the links to the page to go directly to that location, plus I’ll also see the changed page and content highlighted in yellow:


By default, it searches the notebook that I’m currently viewing. However, I also have the option to have it search just the section I’m in, an entire grouped section, or all the notebooks I have in my OneNote client:


I also have options on how I want the data sorted. By default, it’s by date modified, but I can also go by section, by title, and by author:


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