SOLVED: Cannot Paste Into OneNote 2016

If you can not PASTE content into OneNote, you are likely in VIEW ONLY mode.  If you have purchased OneNote or you have an Office 365 subscription that includes OneNote, you can confirm this is the problem by:

  1. Click the menu bars  (three horizontal lines in the top left corner).cannot-paste-into-onenote-2016-office365-sm-license-read-only
  2. Click SETTINGS
  3. Click ABOUT
  4. confirm it shows LICENSE TYPE: VIEW ONLY

If it does, you can quickly correct the problem by:

  1. Click the menu bars  (three horizontal lines in the top left corner).
  2. Click SETTINGS
  3. Click ACCOUNTS
  4. enter your Office365 account information
  5. Notice when you are done that there is a CONGRATULATIONS: YOU HAVE BEEN UPGRADED message appear in the bottom right corner of the screen (after about 1 minute)
  6. Close OneNote
  7. Start OneNote (this restart was necessary for OneNote to start allowing pasting but it may not be in the future).

Enjoy!

 

 

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