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Like most people I've got a bunch of local OneNote 2010 notebooks (2010 format). I want to use the new feature to sync with Windows Live but I don't see an option to convert them. If this isn't possible then an option would be to copy the content from the local-only notebook to the web notebook buy I don't see a way to copy all sections and pages at once - it would be laborious if I had to do the sections individually.

Also related to web notebooks, is it possible to sync multiple PCs with a single web-based notebook? So that if I use multiple PCs with OneNote installed I can get the richer experience.

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Comment from @Ape-inago: Is it possible that you are trying to share a Notebook created with ON 2007? I've had problems doing that. – Tom Wijsman Mar 5 '11 at 23:19
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You can put your Notebook online with File -> Share.

Yes, it is possible to use a notebook with multiple PCs, companies do this for collaborative productivity...

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Furthermore, if other people edit stuff your attention is drawn to it by the section and page going bold so you can home in and see what has been added, removed etc (fairly sure there is also some kind of rollback, but not certain on this). Great video on OneNote 2010 - stuff about sharing starts at 1:30 or so, but the whole thing is worth watching. – AdamV Jul 16 '10 at 16:12
Yes, under View you can show or hide the authors so you can see in detail what has last been touched by who, you can also right click on a note and show previous versions (as AdamV mentions) and restore them. – Tom Wijsman Jul 16 '10 at 16:16
TomWij and guys - Love it! Simple answer and I just did it! – Howiecamp Jul 16 '10 at 17:48
TomWiJ - If I create a new web notebook from the start and then I create sections, etc., they all sync to the web fine. However, if I do a file/share on an existing notebook, I see the notebook on office live and the section groups are there, but they are empty and the sections doesn't exist either. Thoughts? Also how can you unsync a notebook? – Howiecamp Jul 16 '10 at 19:07
I'm not using this myself, let me check how it works... – Tom Wijsman Jul 16 '10 at 19:54

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