How to print Word files to OneNote with editable and copyable text?

Jennifer 0 Reputation points
2024-06-17T23:26:56.49+00:00

Hello,

Is it possible to print Word files to OneNote so that the contents appear in OneNote as editable and copyable text?

For example, if I use the "Send to OneNote" feature with an email in Outlook, the email contents are pasted to a page in OneNote as text that I can select, edit, copy, etc. However, if I print a Word document to OneNote, it is inserted as a printout and I am unable to select any of the text to edit or copy it. (I can right click and choose the option to copy all the text from the printout, but that is not useful for just copying a small portion of the content if a word/phrase/sentence is needed on the fly.)

Thanks,

Jennifer

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,661 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-18T06:21:41.18+00:00

    Hi,

    I suggest you refer to this support article, as the article the content is added as an image on a new OneNote page. It is by design behavior for the Send to OneNote feature:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/send-documents-and-files-to-onenote-for-windows-10-2e6b3ce8-3172-43b5-bb45-deee8ab3dee2

    In my opinion, you can try to give a feedback to Microsoft about your requirement:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/how-do-i-give-feedback-on-microsoft-office-2b102d44-b43f-4dd2-9ff4-23cf144cfb11

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