Students and professionals have gobs of benefits from using OneNote to keep track of all the things in their school/work world. Whether for a class assignment or a work project, it is often very handy to have a file right there with your notes/data. With OneNote, you can simply copy/past a file right onto a page. (I know--that hardly sounds exciting, but hang on. It gets cool…in a geeky way.)
I'm a visual person, so OneNote is perfect for me. It's all digital, obviously, but things have a visual "feel" to them because of the UI that is sort of a throwback to the old Trapper Keeper days. (If you are younger than 35, I may have lost you with that reference, but just keep rolling.) Here's an example.
(Word documents are what I typically stick in my notebooks, but right here it happens to be an Excel file.)
The process to place a file onto a OneNote page is quite simple. To my knowledge there is not a way to save a brand new file/document to OneNote. (Someone correct me if that is not the case.) So, with a document that's already somewhere else, simply copy and paste. OneNote will ask if you want to Attach File or Insert Printout. Select Attach File and--BAM--there it is on your page. Move it around and position wherever you want on the page.