I got a query from a friend today, let’s call him Scott to protect the innocent. He said…
I did something stupid and deleted the “Notebook” link off my main site in Office 365. How do I create a new one?
I think I’m over thinking this somehow…
Scott is referring to this bad mama jama (I LOVE OneNote, I LOVE Office Web Apps OneNote Integration and I LOVE the Site Notebook in a Team Site when OWA is available. This little guy is a game changer in my books…)
Which gives you a OneNote notebook for all the members of your team to share, right in a web browser. How awesome is that!?
Well, until you recognize that you care about this thing, you might be inclined to yank it from your Quick Launch. Uh-Oh, what now?
First off. Relax. When you removed it from the Quick Launch/Navigation, you didn’t delete any content. So, that’s a plus. The Site Notebook is stored in the Site Assets Library.
All you need to do is:
- Go into Site Settings, Manage Site Features
- Deactivate the Site Notebook Feature (don’t worry, this won’t delete your existing data)
- Activate the Site Notebook Feature
- Voila! Your notebook link is back and structured correctly to use the OneNote Notebook the way it is intended with OWA
Bonus: Now you know where to find the Site Notebook Feature. Just imagine all the webs/sites you could activate this bad boy assuming you have SharePoint 2013 and OWA or Office 365. Rock and Roll…