As avid SharePoint users, my colleagues and I are conditioned to avoid sending documents as email attachments whenever possible. (Why? I’ll save that lengthy list of reasons for a separate blog post). Our rampant use of Microsoft OneNote to brainstorm, compose, compile and collaborate reinforces this best practice since obtaining a link to a page in a notebook is a two click process.
The “Copy Link to” button is hidden in the context menu – so a simple right click on a page is all it takes to have a link added to your clip board.
The link that is copied to the clipboard acts differently depending on the program it is pasted into. For example, when pasted into Microsoft OneNote, a hyperlink that points OneNote to that page is inserted.
When pasted into a document in Microsoft Word or into an email in Microsoft Outlook, two hyperlinks are inserted:
The first opens Microsoft OneNote and points you to the page:
The second opens Microsoft OneNote Web App in the browser and points you to the page:
If you prefer, you can also highlight the text of choice and insert a hyperlink, but I warn you – it will insert the link that opens the page in OneNote Web Apps in your browser.
How do I insert a hyperlink that opens the page in the OneNote program instead?
Pasting the copied link into a program like Notepad allows you to cut and paste the link that opens the page in the OneNote program.
Reminder: Links that start with “onenote:” open then OneNote Program. Happy Hyperlinking!