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Branding guidelines for OneNote API developers

Learn how to best integrate the OneNote brand within your product when you use the OneNote API.

Last modified: May 23, 2014

Applies to: OneNote | OneNote service

In this article
Downloadable logos
Logo variations
Logo clear space and minimum size
Preferred logo color
Logo don’ts
References to the OneNote name
Usage examples
For more information
Additional resources

Microsoft OneNote is quite possibly the most popular note-taking, life-organizing tool available. Long a part of Microsoft Office, it recently became available on all the hottest mobile and tablet platforms. And now, we're making it easier than ever to create life-simplifying and empowering OneNote apps on your favorite platform.

The following is a guide to help you better understand how to best integrate the OneNote brand within your product.

You can download the logos in this article at our Branding guidelines for OneNote API developers download page. That page also links you to a PDF version of this article.

Logo and icon lockup

The preferred graphic representation of OneNote is the logo in which the icon symbol is locked with the OneNote name.

In certain environments, such as in apps and on small devices, there isn’t enough room for the entire logo lockup. In those cases, use the OneNote icon symbol alone.

Lock the logo and icon together

Icon symbol

The icon symbol alone may be used in an app or in digital marketing. Within an app, use the icon symbol by itself only when you need an icon or favicon to represent OneNote.

OneNote icon with white background OneNote icon with purple background

Clear space

Treat the logo with respect and give it room to breathe. A minimum clear space equivalent to the height of the symbol must surround the logo.

Give the OneNote logo room to breathe

Minimum size

The logo should be at least 0.2" (5 mm) high when it appears in print and at least 16 pixels high when it appears on-screen.

Print: 0.2"/5 mm
Screen: 16 pixels

Minimum size is 5 mm or 16 pixels high

When the OneNote logo is used on white or light backgrounds, the preferred logo color is its brand color, purple:

R128 G57 B123
Hex #80397B

C75 M100 Y0 K0

When it appears on a purple background, the logo should be knocked out to white.

OneNote logo with white and purple backgrounds

In color-limited environments and one-color designs, the logo can appear in black. However, the logo should never appear in gray.

Do not place the logo on a color background Do not change the scale or proportions Do not use a drop shadow Do not change the color, except to black or white

Don’t place the logo or icon on a color background.

Don’t change the scale or the proportions.

Don’t use a drop shadow.

Don’t change the color, except to black or white. (See Preferred logo color.)

Do not rotate the logo or icon Do not rearrange the logo elements Do not use an effect, such as extrude or bevel Do not create a new logo or icon

Don’t rotate the logo or icon.

Don’t rearrange the logo elements.

Don’t use an effect such as extrude and bevel.

Don’t create a new logo or icon.

Full name:

Microsoft OneNote

Short name:


Refer to the table below for details about how to refer to OneNote in various contexts.



App names

To avoid confusing consumers within the app stores, we prefer that OneNote not be included in the name of your app. If it’s determined that OneNote must be used in the app name, OneNote must be modified by a preposition (for example, for or with):

Proseware for OneNote

Under no circumstances can the name of your app begin with OneNote.

Publisher names

The publisher’s name may not include a reference to OneNote. The publisher’s name may not infringe upon any Microsoft trademarks.

Indicating interoperability with OneNote

Recommended: "Send to OneNote"

Acceptable: "Share with OneNote"

OK when used in reference to "sharing" with other applications—for example, "Share with OneNote, Facebook, or Twitter."

Don’t: "Save to OneNote"

This is technically incorrect.

General marketing (including app descriptions)

The first mention in a communication should use the full name (Microsoft OneNote).

Subsequent references in the communication can use the short name (OneNote).


Good example of logo in a mobile app


Good example of logo in advertising


Good example of logo in a website


Good example of logo in packaging Good example of logo in packaging

If you have any questions about these guidelines or are creating new communications using the brand assets shown here, please submit a request through the Microsoft Brand Tools Help Center.

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