Be able to embed and then edit Word/excel documents within OneNote
Is there any way to Embed a word or excel file rather than just attach the file or have it visible as an image (print to file)?
It would be great to be able to send a Word document that I have created elsewhere that students can just click and choose to edit it directly onto the page I’ve attached it to? It’s cumbersome for students to have to open up the file, download it, edit it and then they cannot just save it straight back to the page they opened it from.
THis is currently supported on all platfortms now.
Also, you can embed a web Word/XL/PPT on the page. heck out this handy video to see how:
The Ubiquitous Anomaly commented
Editing the excel or word document in One Note won't update the original file, and if you update the original file it doesn't show the change in the One Note preview. This is inaccurate.
Jenny Gainsford commented
This is inaccurate from OneNote admin. This is NOT supported on OneNote 2016! But page distribution on the onenote app is so bad I can’t switch so I’m stuck using both...
What about in a class notebook though? Would you need separate word docs for each student? Or would they just have to save under a new name before starting so they're not all on the same document?
The only way I've ever been able to successfully add an editable WORD doc into OneNote is to copy and paste the document. When I try any of the other "embed," "insert," or "print-to-OneNote" features, I"m left with an uneditable document. Am I doing something wrong?
Paul Conley commented
When i follow the directions from the video and paste the link from the Word Doc online to OneNote, it only shows the link in OneNote and doesn't render the live word doc. Am i missing a step?
Very well done OneNote team!
But the stupid thing is that, when embedding a Live document, the file will then saved in the "OneNote Upload" folder only, there is no way for us to save the file in other locations than this folder. Let say if we are a team who are working on a SharePoint Site X where the file we want to embed is saved in the folder Y, but now we want to embed the File Z to OneNote, but the system forces us to copy and save the same file Z to a new location names "OneNote Upload" folder. We will then have the same file Z saved in two different locations
This process forces us to spend extra time to inform the project team members (if you work in a team) that they cannot edit or use the old Z file in the folder Y anymore, cos the newest Z file is now moved to OneNote Upload folder.
Do you know why the OneNote team came up with this inflexible solution?
And Is there a roadmap to give us the freedom to embed its original file location without saving it to a new location OneNote Upload Folder?
I agree with Brian and this is one of the main reasons for stopping us using the app rather than OneNote 2016. At present I can open, and edit/mark/ink students Excel files within OneNote 2016, but cannot do this in OneNote. This is a biggie for me. Until this feature is available in OneNote, we will continue to use OneNote 2016.
I think all of the answers given miss the whole point of the question. I believe the question is the same one I have. We want to be able to EDIT the spreadsheet/document INSIDE OneNote not click a button, wait for the associated program to load, then wait for it to load the item, then edit INSIDE THAT program, then save and wait for the PREVIEW to update. We want to edit INSIDE ONENOTE. It shouldn't be this difficult in this day and age. Microsoft seems to be way behind in some areas.
Brian Cargnelli commented
In OneNote 2016 if I distribute a page with a word file on it, students can open that file and edit it no problem. When they save it goes right back into that page and they can refresh the printout. As we have to switch over to the App, I just tried this and it does not work. Students can save their file no problem, but it is no longer on the OneNote page. I teach Video Production and am having kids fill out shot lists online so that they are always available and easy for me to see and review with them. 2016 lets me do what I want, the APP does not.
I believe this is suggestion is the roughly the same as my own. One of my only issues with Onenote, and my largest issue, is the extreme simplicity with the actual note-taking options. Other than Bold, Underline, Italics, Bullet-points, and a few other features, one can do so little in the means of making their note(s) formatted in a more clear and aesthetic way. Having the features of Word, or at least more of those, would be improve this application greatly.
Jesper Mogensen commented
Link a inserted Word document to original document - when you update original document the inserted document will be updated.
Jesper Mogensen commented
This would make it possible to use all features in Word directly in OneNote.
Chagnon Guylaine commented
Integrate, the tools into the desktop version of word 2016
This would make OneNote the absolute number one program for education and buisness world wide
You can do this! When you add an excel spreadsheet you get the option of adding or embedding...Click Insert, then speadsheet, then it should give you an embedded spreadsheet - a large image pane with a preview of the spreadsheet, and an 'edit' button on the top left side!