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
Ken Celmer commented
I have a notebook for personnel for my staff. Each section is a different employee. In each employee's section there is a page for To Do list. I would like to be able to share that page with each staff member.
Steve K commented
This would be a great addition
George Hicks commented
This would make a perfect online help for an application.
Content Editors would have the tools to easily keep the content updated without any special knowledge.
Online apps can link to specific sections or pages.
Users would be able to benefit from the structure, the ability to export to PDF can make it easy for users to get full copy of the application help.
Ahmad Fahim Ayub commented
I am a developer and I have a work notebook and a personal notebook. I need to be able to share sections like resources, tips and tricks, tutorials, best practices etc.
Since each notebook is under separate microsoft accounts I have to keep duplicate copies to be able to access such content. I do not want to login an out of each account to access a piece of information in each notebook. If there is any other solution, please advise. Have a dedicated notebook for content of mutual interest does not work ( yet another notebook!). Section sharing should have been build-in since the first release.
Please, please add this! I would find this immensely helpful!
Chris Gillitt commented
I echo other comments - I keep a notebook for specific subject area's and contain project specific materials in Sections. It would be very useful to share the section with a co-worker, but only the section or a note without sharing my entire workbook.
Jeff N commented
This would make One Note much more usable, I would think this should have been part of the initial design really? Just makes practical sense to be able to share single notes instead of notebooks.
I keep notebooks by subject area at work. I would like to share a section (and all the pages in the section) with coworkers without sharing the entire notebook.
This would definitely be an added benefit to the usage of this product. It is quite often that I will have a notebook that contains my information, but the entire notebook is not appropriate for sharing. Also, I have found the need to approve just a page of my notebook and cannot share just that page. An upgrade to include sharing of individual pages or sections would be quite helpful!
This would be hugely helpful for teachers if they want to share chapters of work at a time instead of giving students all content at once. Please add this ASAP!!!
I use OneNote to collect meeting minutes. I don't want to share all my notes with everyone.
Why it's important! Because sometimes I don't want to share everything with everybody. For example, I'd like to share a shopping list with my wife, but not the page that has what I'm thinking about getting her for her birthday. Doesn't take that much thought, really! :)
I would love to see this. At this point, it is the #1 reason I still keep Evernote and haven't fully committed to OneNote. If this was added, goodbye Evernote.
As a teacher I'd like to make one notbook for each group and share one page or one part (subpages) with students individualy. This way students could leave excercises to me and I could give personal feedback directly to the excercise without showing the results to others.
need this feature for sure!! like others, I have a notebook with many sections and only want to share one with a co-worker for a combined 'to do' list we are running !
Michael Bates commented
Hmm...I didn't believe that it wasn't an option to do this already and was searching for how to share just a section of a notebook, not the entire notebook. Then I realized that in fact there's no way to do this...a bit unbelievalbe. A colleage wants some notes I have in a particular section. He doesn't need, nor do I want to share, the 10+ other sections of my notebook. Happy to ask for this "feature" but a bit shocked that its not already part of the progarm to start with...
I currently use Google Keep to store notes and one of the things my wife and I use regularly is a shared shopping list. If we could switch that to OneNote, I would happily ditch Google Keep and switch to OneNote for all my note-taking.
Like the other users, I enjoy using onenote to sync all my notes to different devices like my Samsung galaxy tab, Surface pro 3, on my desktop at home and work and my Galaxy phone. I am also an office manager and take many many notes during meetings. I dont need to send an entire notebook to my employees...only certain sections. Please get this fixed ASAP!
Ronak Patel commented
I'd like this feature as well. I capture everything and it would be helpful to share just an individual note instead of the whole notebook with someone who is not a OneNote user.
One example - yesterday morning I took pictures of our new insurance cards and put them into OneNote. My wife needed the info later that day and she does not use OneNote. I would have liked to be able to share just that note with her and she be able to see it on a web browser.
This function is available in Evernote and it is one of the features that puts me back on the fence to switching. I was initially staying with OneNote because of the inking offered, but seems like Evernote has that now too. I'd like to stay with OneNote, but the lack of individual note sharing is making it difficult.
I use onenote for a lab journal.. for which it awesome.. however I do not want to share ALL of my sections/pages with colleagues. I always windup creating separate notebooks for pages that I want to share and then I fragment the work making it difficult to switch back and forth when sharing a number of experimenters with collaborators. I'm sure it doesn't matter what kind of data it is, sharing only portions of a notebook would be useful in many contexts.