How to move an older version of the OneNote app on iMac to another iMac?

Turnpike

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OneNote is extremely important to me, I use it for most of every day for work, and they snuck in an update that completely rearranged the layout without any warning. Not even an option to revert to the older layout. I've tried for weeks (which is a LOT of desk-hours) to find a way to work with the new version, but I can't.

I have an older version on one of my Macs, is there any way to move that older version from that Mac to a new Mac? It's NOT an IOS device app, it's the desktop app, which though I paid $70 for it as a standalone from Microsoft, for years since that it's been a free app that I downloaded into my iTunes account and then just signed into on each device.

I'm fine with any cost or extra "whatever" I would need to get, as I'd also like to do this with the older version of the IOS app too. But the desktop is the one I use constantly and can't do without.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

mollyc

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It will transfer with migration assistant if you go that route for a new iMac.
 

Turnpike

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Thanks! I looked that up, but I'm looking to move only the app, not the content or anything set up already. Just the fresh older version of the app. Any other suggestions?
 

spooklog

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You should be able to simply copy the app. Nothing more is required. From the old computer, copy the old OneNote app to a USB drive. Then plug that into the new computer. That's what I do.
 
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