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
Please please please please allow us to share a single section of a notebook. Having to create a completely different notebook just to share one section is complete overkill!
I would like to have the ability to just share a section in my Notebook.
Max Milne commented
I 1000% percent support this implementation. I love the drawing features of OneNote. As with so many others this is the reason of me not fully transferring over.
I just switched to one note from evernote and it's really sad to see you cannot share a single page of notes. Microsoft, please think more about intuitive use in all of your products. If you write down a note in a notebook you can rip it out and give it to someone. This should also be possible in a digital way by sharing a single page.
Hi I use office 365 at work. OneNote would be a great collaborative tool but for the inability to share a single section or page. As is, as use OneNote as my personal notetaking app, but not to work with others. Too bad
Tim Jasper commented
Please bring back the share a page feature, thanks!
Seb Ap commented
Hello! Can I please be hired as CEO of Microsoft? I have one idea to implement that will take the company to the sky of success.. its quite simple: allow to share different sections or pages inside a Notebook with different people.
Important detail: as a CEO I would not accept anybody telling me "it´s not technically possible".
I would also prepare a business case to explain why this is needed. It will consist of one page saying: "This feautre is needed because it´s so obvious"
Most voted for feedback: This. (nearly 2x the next-most-popular option)
Last update from MS: April 2018 (18 months ago)
MS, could you drop us a line and let us know how you're tracking on implementing this feature? Happy to wait for it if it's proving tricky, just give us some hope that it's eventually going to happen.
Dragon Tattoo commented
i had to just recall and remove access to a onenote, as i didnt want to share EVERYTHING!!!
Michael Guns commented
It would make things much easier to share individual sections or pages. There may be sensitive material in another part of the notebook that would not be pertinent information for the person being shared. How can this be rectified.
Alyse P Lopez-Salm commented
Boo! Not okay, One Note!
It's frustrating not hearing anything from Microsoft about this...
Debalin Das commented
It seems very counter-intuitive that this feature won't be there in the software at any point in time.
I will give you a use case. I want to do all my long term (and some short term) note taking on OneNote. Seems fitting as the name literally suggests that. For that purpose, I have built a "Personal" notebook. This has sections like "Quick Notes", "Health", "Journal", etc. "Quick Notes" has pages which are relatively long-term notes but cannot be grouped into a larger category. Now as I am working on some light research work helping a friend for a certain situation, I'm taking notes. Where do I put them? "Quick Notes" to the rescue. I create a new page inside that section and do my work. Now I am ready to share my work with my friend. In fact, it would be really helpful if he can chime in and do some more edits on that page as well. And it would also be really easy for me to just share the page with a shortened URL and then forget about it. But I cannot do it with the current feature-set.
Dan Keltner commented
One more vote. Come on now, I thought this was supposed to be collaboration software...
This is a deal breaker for us in a collaborative work environment. I was going to go with OneNote for our team organization, now I'm going to go with something else. This is such an obvious basic functionality. Evernote does this brilliantly and they did it without thousands of users needing to beg for it. Back to Evernote for us.
One more vote. Section sharing is a must have. Page sharing is a close second, but a nice to have.
Come on. How is this not a thing. It is the first feature request that shows up if you sort by "Top". So many people want it and it's such an obvious feature. Do you expect me to create a new Notebook for every single Person I want to work together with? I would have hundreds of Notebooks and it would be a huge mess. It cannot be THAT hard to implement something like this. Come on!
Julie G commented
For One Note to be fully used to its potential, section sharing is an absolute must. It is redundant to have to create new notebooks every time you want to share a section with a specific person.
Darshak Thakore commented
At the very minimum, there has to be a way to share a particular page, in a manner where the other user can also edit/update the page. You can simply look at how Google's Keep notes function. Due to this limitation in Onenote, I end up using keep notes when i want to create simple grocery lists or todo lists that needs to be shared with family. These are simple yet useful features and if Microsoft can't enable them, well then they are missing the mark.