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 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?
Eddie Zaragoza commented
Please make this possible again, I want to share only certain sections or pages but do not want to have to separate out that material to a separate notebook. Thank you!
Michelle Carter commented
Please allow for individual page sharing- this is helpful for colleagues
This 18 April update does not make any sense whatsoever. It says "usage of the limited page sharing feature was very low" is totally ridiculous for two reasons. First, you never implemented this feature on the desktop version of ON. So how could you possibly know about the usage of this feature? Second, there are about 5000 votes for this feature here? Why all these people have voted for this feature? To have and to not use the feature? Above all, sharing a page makes perfect sense, and from the outset that ON did not have this feature was ridiculous. OneNote Team really dropped the ball here.
I prefer to share single pages with folks over entire notebooks.
This needs to be remedied. Sorry, but sharing a whole notebook is mostly going to be useless, we need to be able to share sections and pages.
Please add a section/page sharing option.
I need the ability to at least share sections on top of notebooks. Can't have a workbook for each specific share, would mess up my OneNote and result in a huge amount of workbooks.
Let's make this work, just moved to OneNote from Evernote and wouldn't want to switch back!
But...Why remove this feature ? Example : I need to share notes with other persons. They are essentially on Googledocs, but I want them to discover OneNote (and continue myself working on it). I thought it will be easy to share the single page from my notebook, but I can't share the entire notebook (there is other things in).
Do I have to copy-paste my OneNote page into a Googledoc to share these elements with them ?
I really appreciate OneNote (especially one Surface Pro, with pen) but I also need sometimes to share elements...
Please keep OneNote the amazing tool it is, adding needed features...
As a OneNote user, I want to be able to share individual pages, sections, or whole notebooks with my co-workers so I can control the access others have to my content.
Obvious use case - meeting notes. If I take notes during a meeting, I will store those notes in a page and I want to share that page to specific people. If I can't limit that group to only see/edit specific meeting notes pages, those people would have access to my entire notebook which is unacceptable. I will need to seek other software.
This is infuriating as it messes up with my workflow big time. The feature wasn't even close to perfect, but it was functional and helped. I don't want to share my whole freaking notebook with someone. Now instead of keeping the pages organized in my personal notebook, you are forcing us to create a separate notebook for each individual i would like to share something with. Of course i can copy a page from one notebook to other, but what about future changes? There is no way to sync pages between notebooks. Very disappointed with you OneNote Team!
This is a critical feature missing from OneNote. Competitors to OneNote offer this feature.
this has to be a feature, sharing is fundamentally flawed in onenote with the all or nothing approach.
Pao Yee commented
I just wanted to share some ideas about a house remodelation that I wrote in my OneNote, and I got the surprise that the other person was enable to see my whole workbook with another topics that he didn't had the concert.
When you choose the option "Share" the program doesn't give you even information about what in specific are you going to share after choose a contact to.
Please keep in my for next updates.
Thanks in advance for the consideration.
Is it possible to select typed words and set in background vs only pictures? I found a go around by using snip tool and then pasting and then setting in background.
So what is the status? Its reported as completed Oct 2017 and Planned in Mar 2018
Great product, but really need the ability to only share pages/sections.
Tom Chason commented
This works for onenote 2016 but you really need it in the app!!
Jair Bear commented
Would really benift from having this feature so I could share just the Math section to my Math teacher or just the science section to my science teacher etc in my school notebook.