OneNote Feature Request: Relative Links between pages

Adam Drenth 1 Reputation point
2022-09-02T13:39:02.327+00:00

I love using OneNote for my classes, however, it is hard to use the links feature within OneNote because it is so restrictive. The relative link only works within a section, and given how I need to organize my work in different sections of the notebook, I end up using absolute links. Since the links are always absolute, I am unable to copy a page between sections of my classes (Each section needs to have its own OneNote because of MS Teams integration and organization for my courses). When I do copy, the link jumps from one Notebook to another, which the students do not have permission for. This means for every section, I have to relink everything. It also means, that every year, I have to relink everything for every section. This renders links impractical and useless though it's a very powerful feature.

I am requesting that a relative link feature be added that works BEYOND a section in a notebook. The link should be able to link anywhere in the notebook. Perhaps it could be as simple as working like UNIX, where a set of characters tells it to move up a level in the tree, over to another named section, and then find a specific named page.

For example: ../../Homework/Unit 1/Review Problem Set
This link would go from a page, up out of the section, up out of a section group, select the Homework section group, go to the "Unit 1" section, and jump to the "Review Problem Set" page.

I think this would allow OneNote to have a must more powerful hyperlinking system that also allows teachers and other professionals to create something that is more flexible year to year.

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  1. Ceasar Chen_MSFT 4,391 Reputation points
    2022-09-07T01:45:11.013+00:00

    Hi, @Adam Drenth
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