Eradicate specific OneNote notebook and SharePoint errors

OneNote has revolutionized the way people work today. It’s not always about working hard, but working smart while and the only way to do it is with Microsoft Office. OneNote helps to make the most of the time and makes sure that individuals are collaborating and growing from its use.

OneNote notebook is a “hub” where teachers could do anything related to the school. It replaces the paperwork to a digital version to improve faculty agendas and professional development materials. Along with this, it also helps to input school-wide data and achieve comparatively greater results. Regardless of these qualities, OneNote sometimes makes way for errors. Fortunately, there are techniques to fix these unwelcomed errors.

  • When your SharePoint notebook doesn’t sync

You are likely to experience problems if you try to open and sync a notebook stored on SharePoint 2010 or older version. In this case, you need to contact your SharePoint administrator and know which version of SharePoint your team is using. Ask your administrator to replace the older version with a 2010 or newer version of the software.

  • If your notebook has been created in an earlier version of OneNote

OneNote does not support notebooks saved in OneNote 2003 and OneNote 2007 formats. If you have saved your notebook in the mentioned format, you won’t be able to use it. To get access to these notebooks, you will need to first convert the notebook to the OneNote 2010, OneNote 2013, or OneNote 2016 version. To do this,

  1. Open the notebook in any latest version, OneNote 2013-2016.
  2. Choose your file and get its information by clicking on the “Info” tab.
  3. Select the notebook you want to convert.
  4. Go to its “settings” and then “Properties”.
  5. Now, opt to click on “Convert to 2010-2016” option that displays in the dialog box
  6. Now, click “OK”.

You are ready to use the latest version of OneNote in your device and you will be able to access your notebooks in no time.

Get rid of specific errors that occur in SharePoint Document Library

You can try these procedures when you are running into specific OneNote errors.

  • Turn off Required Check-in/Check Out

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the SharePoint document library.
  2. Go to the “Library Tools” Tab and choose the option “Library Tools” from the drop-down list.
  3. From the “Library Settings”, you need to navigate to “Versioning Settings”.
  4. Select the “No” option that appears next to Require Check Out option.
  • Turn off Minor Versions

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the SharePoint document library.
  2. Go to the “Library Tools” Tab and choose the option “Library Tools” from the drop-down list.
  3. From the “Library Settings”, you need to navigate to “Versioning Settings”.
  4. Select “No Versioning” set against the “Document Versioning History”
  • Turn off Required Properties

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the SharePoint document library.
  2. Now, navigate to the Library Tool tab and opt for “library” and “library Settings”.
  3. See if any items are check marked under the table titled as “columns”.
  4. Set “No” against each “required column”.

Maria Wilson is a Microsoft Office expert and her been working in the technical industry from last 10 year. As a technical expert, She has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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