OneNote Feature Request: Relative Links between pages

Adam Drenth 1 Reputation point

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.

Office Development
Office Development
Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Development: The process of researching, productizing, and refining new or existing technologies.
3,459 questions
OneDrive Management
OneDrive Management
OneDrive: A Microsoft file hosting and synchronization service.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
1,116 questions
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Ceasar Chen_MSFT 4,391 Reputation points

    Hi, @Adam Drenth
    For new features, you can submit feedback here: Consumer Feedback Australia

    If the response is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.
    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.