OK, I just switch to Office 2013 from 2010 and that all went well (mostly). When I go into my Outlook PST, along the bottom I see links for mail, calendar, people, task and three dots but no notes link.
So, if I click on the three dots I see a menu that offers me my notes, folders and a link to "navigation options", but I cannot click either so my notes stay hidden. I can go into navigation options from the option on the "File" pull down menu and expand the list to 5 items (whereupon Notes shows up on the horizontal menu) but if I switch the view from "Normal" to "Reading" the link to Notes goes away on the vertical menu (i.e. it ignore the fact that I ask for five items instead of four), but now at least the three dots will open my Notes.
Is this a minor MS bug or am I doing something wrong?