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
The move Microsoft did, taking out this essential feature, is inexplicable and yet another example why SAAS can become a killer for companies that depend and rely on a stable platform on which they establish their workflows and services.
What customers said, "Please disable page the sharing feature. We are not satisfied with page sharing abilities." Users are making a lot of noise to bring this back!
Doddy Aristides commented
It makes no senses to share the entire notebook to other people.
I have sensitif data on several of my page and I don't want to share it to strangers.
Norm Sash commented
Please allow sharing of individual pages. Having to create a whole notebook just to share a page creates Notebook bloat and makes my life with OneNote very unorganized.
The share should have the ability for edit, read, and public (e.g. anyone with the link can view it).
Jeff Pek commented
While sharing just a page may be overkill, at least sharing a single section would help avoid "Notebook bloat". Might be a very valuable compromise.
Sharing the whole notebook is cool. But I work on a lot of things in my notebook, and I just want to share a page with my team who have nothing to do with the other pages or sections. Onenote is the best platform for taking notes for me, it helps me organize my stuff; my everyday life, my work, my project, etc., so I would really like you to reconsider sharing one page/section.
This has been a request since 2014 (4 years) with 1418 comments (excluding this one) and 5115 votes as of the moment and will just grow.
I hope our voice is important to you and that you would consider this again. It's really inconvenient to share a whole notebook.
Also, please add this feature on the Mac App or even just on the web version so everyone can have access. Thanks
I think OneNote is cool but sharing a single page option is a really important feature as there are some things that I wouldn't to share with other people in my notebook. I know there are "workarounds" but these are not legit in some way and I feel uncomfortable doing this. Mostly inconvenient and tedious.
With regards to sharing option, I guess Evernote does a greater job at it. I initially thought of using OneNote fully and switch but looks like Evernote will still be a good option for collaboration.
Also looking for sharing of sections and/or pages from ON for Mac. Cross-platform parity is a must these days.
Current state of ON and OD force me to continue to maintain Dropbox and Evernote accounts for when I just need to get it done.
Lorinda Ang commented
Sharing a section is very important for collaboration as this saves me from being responsible in handling a section.
Sharing only a section or page is one of the most productive features and it was removed, this makes no sense seriously. Right now you always need to change to a different notebook just to go to a page shared with XYZ, and also your notebooks creepif you work on many projects or small things that shouldn't need a full separate notebook.
This is critical reason for me to use other service. Just low usage of feature can't be reason enough to be removed. Sharing is a very important feature for users. Please remember that allowing user to choose a shared range of pages is another alternative.
Noel Ralfe commented
Under these circumstances it would be very useful to have the ability to be able to list all shared single pages of notes in an entire notebook. As things stand, it will be a big task for those with large numbers of shared pages to manually identify those shares.
Mark Palk commented
I am a project engineer and have a notebook for each project. I have regular team meetings that I take meeting minutes for and would love to share my team meeting section with the rest of the team. I do not want to share all the other sections/details in the project with them. Please add the capability to share an individual section instead of the entire notebook. Thanks, Mark.
I want the kids in my class to see the combined content I put up for study. Then I want them to write their own responses on a separate page in their notebook that I can see but that other students cannot see or interfere with. Students are capable of sabotaging each other's work. So please can we have the collaboration space, then the contents sections which are for everyone, then the capacity to have a personal page or section for each student's private work. Thank you. Otherwise One Note is no better than anything else.
Maria Filipe commented
Why?? Sharing just section or pages was an Amazing option. I meam my Notebook have 6 sections (privat, school, work, receipts, quick notes, ideas). So the privat section i would share with my partner, and one or two pages of this sections with some friends. The Work section i want to share with my co-worker but almost everypage with a different menber of the Team. It make no sense to create a Notebook separatly to share to everyperson. And the some notes would be duplied. Because on Notebook 1 you share with person 1, but on Notebook 2 you shared with person 1 and 2 per example an resume of the imformation.
Don't make us life complicater! Please just make single pages/section sharing possible again. OneNote is a super invention, and i love to work with it at my Surface pro 4, but with this new Uptade it will not possible anymore to work with. We wanted to start to use Notebook often, but now i am not so sure anymore... Why don't have both opitions?
Please make this possible again, It was an awesome feature, I don't want to share the entire notebook, just only sections or pages.
Please add the feature to share sections and pages
Chaz Weber commented
You don't always want to show someone an entire notebook. There is some research, some notes, or a full thought out document created and it has to be copied, pasted, and completely re-formatted to share it to a larger audience. Might as well use Excel and Word to take notes if that is the case.
Dear Microsoft, here comes one of the many reasons why you are still not the de facto standard for businesses and collaboration:
- My team members use the same notebook
- Now you want to share insights of say a meeting with another team(-member)
- What to do? Share the whole notebook with this external audience, really?