Insert from OneDrive
It will be more efficient to insert files directly from OneDrive into OneNote. You have this option for Microsoft Forms and Exel. This way, I do not have to open my OneDrive, download the file from OneDrive, then insert it into OneNote.
S Halston commented
Trying to make lessons in OneNote from Powerpoint:
1. can't paste slides as templates into OneNote desktop app as they are blank in Teams and OneNote browser app.
2. can't paste slides as templates into OneNote browser app as it syncs forever and you can't set images to background to use as a template like you can in the desktop app
3. can't save slides out of PP and then upload to OneDrive as there is no way to get the images across into OneNote
4. wish you had all this knowledge when pushy microsoft reps came and sold O365 to your school as a way forward and are constantly berated by leadership to use it all more, despite everything about being a step backwards from working on network drives and remote desktop
Why on earth is this not possible? It is such a terrible oversight, and limits use of OneDrive/OneNote.
We use Sharedrive at school and Onenote with our class but we can't insert docs we have designed as a staff into OneNote to share with the kids. This seems like a useful, if not vital, application of these programs.
I hate to say it but Gdrive and Google classroom make this very simple.
It seems like it has been in demand for a couple of years.
Matt Vanecek commented
Why is this still not possible?
Anthony Martin commented
I can't empasise the importance of this one enough!
When in an education environment, due to multiple users using a windows device, combined with roaming profiles, we simply don't have the disk space to leverage a local install of a onedrive sync client. So, there is currently NO mechanism to add onedrive content into a OneNote, except to download and store locally and upload back to OneNote, which doesn't really fit with the idea of Modern apps.
It is the single biggest obstacle to adoption of OneNote and Office 365 I face with our colleagues and students.
This issue has been open quite a while and I really think it needs to be raised right to the top of the development queue.
I'd really like to see this functionality added across all Office 365 apps to allow easier sharing of files between apps. It would be nice to see if before the next academic year in september.
Please feel free to get in touch if you need any further insight to the problem - I can offer the general feedback of ~8000 users.
Vincent Lohest commented
It seems to go forward a little bit : https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nzedu/2018/11/13/cloud-attachments-in-onenote-game-changer-for-educators/
SUB TO PEWDIEPIE
Trying very hard to get staff to adopt OneDrive and also to get teachers to start using ONeNote - and the fact they have to download then upload documents (or even map the OneDrive to file explorer - which causes massive problems if they have large OneDrives) is really unbelievable - this is such a basic need - how can Microsoft advocate use of cloud services when basic functionality like this is missing...
Lee Hayton commented
Seriously - I can't believe this is not possible - after so long aswell. Is this on the cards ? #Disappointing
I totally agree with this comment. Why can you directly link from PowerPoint, word, excel and many other applications within office 365 but not from OneNote that is academically supposed to bring them all together as a notebook for quick and easy access.
Please. Please. Please.
It only makes sense that the one drive communicates with all apps.
Lora Evanouski commented
Please add this feature. If you want all working in the cloud (we have over 7000 devices) we need this feature.
Trying doing this instead.....
Avi Markovitz commented
Insert file printout/attachments directly from Onedrive (and not only from desktop)
Doing Insert>File printout/File Attachment from a page will only let you Choose file from your local drive and not from the cloud.
It would be great if it was possible to choose file from any cloud but particularly from Onedrive .
As below, why can't we insert video direct to pages from Onedrive, it all operates within the same parameters so should talk to each other without issue.
Ability to insert images/files from individual OneDrive (and/or OneDrive for Business), Teams/Sites OneDrive based File libraries is LONG OVERDUE.
Denise Vajdak commented
Yes, OneNote should have a direct integration with OneDrive. If nothing else, be able to drag/drop from OneDrive. You shouldn't have to Print to OneNote to copy items over and then have to go get the new page and copy/move the item to the proper location.
Ben Hart commented
Install OneNote and OneDrive on your PC. you can then setup a OneDrive directory in windows explorer that syncs automatically. It is then simple to copy anything from your OneDrive directory to OneNote.
This is especially useful for inserting images of formula from your phone (assuming you also have the OneDrive app) into Onenote.