Ability to share individual sections or pages (instead of entire notebooks)
Vote for this if you want to be able to share an individual section or page with other users, instead of only being able to share an entire notebook.
Shared Links to Single Pages of Notes is being removed
We recently removed the ability to share single pages of notes. The previous single-page sharing implementation from personal OneDrive notebooks was our initial attempt to begin building out the larger feature set. However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers and, compared to full notebook sharing, usage of the limited page sharing feature was very low. The technical path we need to take to build out the full OneNote page sharing experience requires us to deprecate the previous functionality until comprehensive work on these feature improvements can be completed.
What happens to page links that I’ve already shared with other people?
Previously shared links to single pages of notes will automatically expire as of June 15, 2018. After this date, recipients of shared page links will no longer be able to view these pages, unless a recipient has already been given access to the full notebook containing a previously shared page. Notebook owners can restore access to any previously shared pages by newly sharing the full notebook with collaborators. Alternately, you can create a separate notebook that contains copies of only those pages that you want to share, and then invite others to that separate notebook.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this feature deprecation may cause.
For more information, please go to this support article titled – Share a page of notes or an entire notebook from OneNote for Windows 10. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/share-a-page-of-notes-or-an-entire-notebook-from-onenote-for-windows-10-d4a74a14-44a3-411e-8fb5-06e73ddf047f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
I really wish you would bring this feature back! It makes note taking so much easier when you manage a team. While I love OneNote not having this one feature is pushing me towards using another note taking platform.
I was with evernote for 10 years. I kept looking at onenote and eventually gave it a try for a year.
Ultimately this missing feature (amongst others) sent me back to evernote. It's simply ridiculous that you can't share pages and sections. Also the disparity of the onenote experience between platforms and the poor global search kills the productivity of onenote. Microsoft should follow the example of evernote and create one product that works exactly the same across all platforms.
SECTIONs can have many pages and subpages, it's enough for sharing! imagine we have an App Developing Work Group, sharing sections (CEO, Database, Back, Front, UI/UX, etc) with individual people. tell me why a frontend developer should be write and edit the content of the CEO section?! should we create a WHOLE NEW NOTEBOOK just to share a section?!!
Tetiana Bilokin commented
I am thinking of switching to Notion just for this one feature 🙄
> However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers
How this can be every true if you've 6,765 upvotes and 1580 comments on this idea?
It is mind blowing this isn't a standard feature. Would be great to have it!
Carsten Witte commented
I desperately need that feature back. While nowadays every bit of information is scattered between mail, sharepoint, teams, sharepoint-for-teams, file system and you-name-it, OneNote is my life-saving single source information hub. If I now need to copy-distribute pieces of that information into mails or teams, it will be lost again. Sharing a single slice (preferrably read only) is helping keeping things together.
Star D. commented
I would also like to see an update. One of the advantages of OneNote is to have ONE location for notes.
While we can (thankfully!) still share sections, moving pages into completely different notebooks as suggested is an inelegant solution.
Can we have an update on this development please? Appreciate "comprehensive work on these feature improvements" was required, but that was 2 years ago. It'll be good to know someone from MS still reads these comments.
I would like to vote for the return of this feature. It's been several years since this was possible and it's time to have it back.
I am currently considering the implementation of OneNote for my company and was amazed to find that it is not possible to share a section. Please consider implementing this.
Please add sharing sections only
Only being able to share my full notebook is useless in a corporate. even worse the weak export functions force me to copy & paste notes (e.g. meeting minutes) to send them via mail to my colleagues. Is that your way to force your customers to use Sharepoint or MS Teams for those notes instead?
Andrew Z commented
Please, please add the ability to share just a section!
I'd like to be able to share either the section or the page depending the specific situation. Both inside or outside my organisation.
Currently I need to copy past in a mail and then send as such... which is time consuming and does not allow to collaborate and update the page automatically by different users.
I organize my notebooks in a way that I usually need to share more than one page but less than a notebook. Usually, my sections cover an entire subject and a notebook contains sections of related subjects. I might want to share a single subject with a certain person and they don't need access to other subjects.
I'd like to be able to share a section without sharing the entire notebook. Just now I had a lot of trouble exporting a section as a pdf, so I wasn't even able to share an uneditable file.
Edgar Tapia commented
And also make sure the sharing can be done with people outside your organization.
Bob Merchant commented
I have some large note books which contain all kinds of information. I would like to be able to share a section or a page without sharing the entire notebook which may contain information not appropriate for particular people. For me, this makes the current sharing feature somewhat useless. I would highly encourage you to figure out how to share Sections and Pages as well to make this a much more useful tool.
Just need to be able to share a section! Not entire book! Seems like we have a lot of votes here, and these are just from the people who bothered to dig further into it. I think we all know there's going to be a lot more people out there who also need this feature.