Open .one and .onepkg files on Mac OS X
Be able to open local .one and .onepkg files using Mac OS X.
My colleagues started using OneNote. They share their notebooks via a fileserver. I can only open them using OneNote for Windows. To use notebooks on Mac OS X, I'd have to export them via Windows to OneDrive.
Sharing via OneDrive is not an option yet as that would involve using a cloud service for company data which is not an option yet. Also: people'd have to setup their OneDrive.
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever came across. How are we not able to see a OneNote file between a Mac & a PC. WTF!! We are in 2020 Microsoft!! I am going back to Evernote.
Clifford Ham commented
this in-operability between One Note Windows and One Note Mac OS Catalina is stupid
Please resolve this so I can read my 17 years worth of One Note files transferred to .one files when I retired and converted to Mac environment
The only way I found to fix it is, to create a new one in OneNote for Mac, then open it in OneNote for Windows and then move the content from .one file to the new one created by OneNote for Mac, after that a file .url is created and it can be opened by OneNote for Mac
Microsoft, you have the time now due to COVID-19... Fix this. I am a military member trying to do work and I can't because of your lack of competence and attention to detail. Come the heck on and fix this simple ****.
THIS ffs, get your sh@# together MS.
How is it possible this is still not a thing???? Please work on this, you are screwing your own product.
+1 please work on this feature
+1 please work on this feature
+1 for this bug fix request.
I found a temporal solution, you need to use a one drive account, and then using the "show action" botton--> click on Open --> Open in OneNote, your current application starts loading the notebook, at least that works for me
This is really one of serious issue, Note one should able to open on MAC without any cloud services.
And moreover why MS forcing users to post note books to one drive.
In fact if you use paid version of MS office still not able to open one/onepkg file one mac.
What are the Microsoft developers doing with their time? They can't (1) fine tune and release the "send to OneNote" feature to Outlook, (2) no print function exists that works (similar to Windows version) and (3) this glaring omission (opening a file with their own d*&n extension). I am sure there is way more than this, but these seem to be key features to be able to use the Office programs as advertised.
Any time Microsoft.... Maybe next decade?
and still waiting.....
5 YEARS! ANY UPDATE ON THIS!!
FIVE YEARS?! And we're still waiting for this?
Grant Fischer commented
Microsoft come on already. This post was made in 2014 and its 2019. Are you ignoring all of our feedback? This seems like such an obvious feature to add to really make OneNote on mac actually usable for so many more people. Please just let us export and import our notebooks to and from Mac already.
same issue.. you have to personally share the notebooks and pages on OneDrive from your Windows first.
And then open the shared Notebook on you Mac.
I am unable to open .one files directly from a Mac computer. I must save .one files to OneDrive and open the .one files from OneDrive. I am unable to browse my home computer to open a .one file.
Also I am unable to open .one files from a cloud service (Box) using a Mac computer. When I attempt to open a .one file from the cloud service I get the message: “The document “document name.one” could not be opened. OneNote cannot open files of this type”. I’ve read that if I save the .one files on a Windows to OneDrive, then I would be able to open these on a Mac but I have not tried this yet. This is a major limitation in the software and I think it should be fixed on the next update. I had a service call with Gurpreet Singh with Microsoft Global Escalation Services, and he has acknowledged that this is an issue and would report this problem to the software engineers.
Christopher Thomas commented
I tried the linking trick. Do you always have to double click the link? If so, that's not the best workaround. I was hoping it would just open the section and let me move it around.
I had/have the same problem. I have .one files from MS Onenote. I have found short term term solution to opening on Mac.
1) create new onenote file on Mac
2) create new page
3) on new page insert link
4) drag .one file to link
5) double click on link to open .one page
6) repeat for each new page
It does not work for .onepkg files