How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a OneNote Section

Create Shortcut to Onenote Section

Here is the step by setup process for creating a shortcut to your workbook section.

Open your Notebook with the Section Needed

  1. Click on the top notebook name to see the list of your notebooks
  2. Open the notebook with the page that contains your section

Get the Link to the Section

  1. From the list of sections, right click on the section needed
  2. Select Copy Link to Section
  3. Open Notepad 

    Tip: Press Ctrl-Esc or Tap the Windows key
    Type N (notepad should be displayed, if not type the full word note)
    then double click on Notepad or Open to open Notepad

  4. Press Ctrl-v to copy the link into notepad
    You will see a line similar to the link below where bookname will be the name of the book you selected:
    https://yourcompany-my.sharepoint.com/personal/you_at_company/_layouts/OneNote.aspx?id=%2Finfo%2Fyou_at_company%2FFolder%2Fbookname
    onenote:https://your_comapny/otherinfo/you_at_company/Documents/bookname/
    Key point: The link is actually 2 lines.  We need the second line that starts with the word “onenote”
  5. Copy the entire second line starting with the word onenote

Create Desktop Shortcut to Section

  1. Go to your desktop

    Tip: Press Windows Key and D (together)
  2. In an empty spot on your desktop, Right click on your desktop
  3. Select New then Shortcut
  4. In the “Type the location of the item” text box:
    Paste in the onenote section link copied above in step 5.
  5. Click Next
  6. In the “Type a name for this shortcut” text box:
    Enter the name you want to use for this shortcut
    (in this case the notebook section).

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