OneNote seeks in pages, and their title.
Results are sorted by :
- In title
- On page
It also search through images, as long as this option is activated (in File/Options/Advanced) and even in audio or videos (in File/Options/Audio & Video).
Use quotes to indicate you look for the exact expression within quotes (sequence of words in that order).
& AND operators to refine your search.
Smart combination of both (OR and/or quotes) will yield less numerous, more focused results : especially useful if your notebook is big !
Keyboard shortcuts are :
- Ctrl + E search everywhere,
- Ctrl + F search in current page.
Further reading : Blog Microsoft
Updated 26/02/2016 : after Marjolein Hoekstra warned me that in my previous example (“OneNote 2016” AND “tips”), the AND operator was totally useless !