Create links to notebooks/ sections/pages and paragraphs in OneNote for Windows 10

Applies to: OneNote for Windows 10.

It’s simple to make and share links to particular aspects of your notes — either to the whole notebook, to specific sections/pages, or to a specific paragraph on a page. Such links can be helpful for helping others to reach similar notes rapidly, or when you want to design an interactive table of contents that others can use for easier navigation of your notebook.

You can even add the link to an Office document or to an Outlook e-mail so that you can share the contents of your notebook.

Copy and paste a link to a notebook

  1. Right-click the notebook name that the link should direct to.
  1. On the shortcut menu, select Copy Link to Notebook. The link to the chosen notebook and the notebook title are copied to the Clipboard.
  1. Right-click the location on the page that will include the link, and on the shortcut menu, pick Paste. OneNote adds a link that, once clicked, reveals the sought notebook.
  1. Right-click the page location that will have the link, and on the shortcut menu, select Paste. OneNote inserts a link that, when clicked, displays the target section.

OneNote inserts a link that, when clicked, displays the target section.

Tip: To swiftly return to the last page after you tap a link, press Back Back arrow in the top left corner of your OneNote window.

Copy and paste a link to a section

  1. Right-click the section tab that the link should aim at.
  1. On the shortcut menu, pick Copy Link to Section. The link to the picked section and the section title are copied to the Clipboard.
  1. Select the specific page location for having the link.
  1. Right-click the page location you intend to include the link, and on the shortcut menu, select Paste. OneNote adds a link that, once clicked, presents the target section.
  1. Right-click the page location that will have the link, and on the shortcut menu, click Paste. OneNote adds a link that, after clicked, shows the target section.

Tip: To rapidly go back to the former page after you tap a link, press Back Back arrow in the top left corner of your OneNote window.

Copy and paste a link to a page

  1. In the page list, right-click the page tab that the link should match with.
  1. On the shortcut menu, pick Copy Link to Page. The link to the chosen page and the page title are copied to the Clipboard.
  1. Right-click the page location that will to include the link, and on the shortcut menu, press Paste. OneNote inserts a link that, when clicked, displays the target page.

Tip: To rapidly go back to the former page after you tap a link, press Back Back arrow in the top left corner of your OneNote window.

Copy and paste a link to a paragraph

  1. Move your cursor to the left edge of the target paragraph to link.
  1. Right-click the four-headed arrow beside the paragraph the link should aim at
  1. On the shortcut menu, pick Copy Link to Paragraph. The link to the chosen paragraph and the paragraph text are copied to the Clipboard.
  1. Select the page location that will include the link.
  1. Right-click the page location that will have the link, and on the shortcut menu, click Paste. OneNote imports a link that, once clicked, presents the target paragraph.

Tip: To rapidly go back to the former page after you tap a link, press Back Back arrow in the top left corner of your OneNote window.

Copy and paste a link to a document or e-mail

You can paste a link to a OneNote notebook, section, page, or paragraph to make it displays in an Office document or e-mail.

  1. Move your cursor to the left edge of desired the notebook, section, page, or paragraph to link.
  1. On the shortcut menu, select Copy Link. The Copy Link command will change based on what you’re copying. The link is relayed to the Clipboard.
  1. In the Office document or e-mail, confirm your preferred location for the link.
  1. Right-click the same location, and on the shortcut menu, press Paste > Keep Source Formatting. OneNote adds a link that, once clicked, launches the OneNote notebook, section, page, or paragraph. The link will contain both a link to the notebook for those who have OneNote installed, and link to a web view that accesses the notebook in OneNote for the web.

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