How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to OneNote Page

Create Desktop Shortcut to OneNote Page

Here is the step by step process for creating a desktop shortcut to your workbook page inside of a OneNote notebook section.

Open your Notebook with the Page Needed

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

Get the Link to the Page

  1. From the list of pages, right click on the page needed
  2. Select Copy Link to Page
  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:
    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 Notebook Page

  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 page 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 page shortcut