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Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote – Tutorial

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Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote: Overview

            OneNote’s “Wiki Linking” feature lets you create links in notebooks in OneNote. You can create links in notebooks in OneNote to link to other notebooks, pages or sections in a notebook, like hyperlinks in a webpage. To create links in notebooks in OneNote, first highlight the text you want to turn into a link. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon and click the “Link” button in the “Links” button group.

            In the “Link” dialog box that appears, you can change the linked text in the “Text to display:” text box. In the “Address:” text box, you can create a link to a web page by typing the entire URL of the web page, if desired. If you aren’t sure of the link, you can click the “Browse the Web” button to the right to launch your default internet browser so you can locate the desired web page link. You can click the “Browse for File” button to create a link to another file on your computer or network by navigating to it, clicking to select it, and then clicking “OK.”

            To create links in notebooks in OneNote that link to another notebook or page, either search for the page by entering search text into the “Or pick a location in OneNote:” search field or navigate to it by using the folders and files below the search box to select it. You can click the small “plus” and “minus” signs to the left of the notebooks, sections and pages to expand or collapse their contents to locate the desired notebook, section or page to which you want to create a link. Once you find it, you can click to select it.

Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote - Tutorial: A picture of a user creating a link in OneNote 2016 by using the "Link" dialog box.

Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote – Tutorial: A picture of a user creating a link in OneNote 2016 by using the “Link” dialog box.

            After creating the desired link in this dialog box, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box. OneNote will display the link with a solid line under it when it links to a page that has content. If you link to a page that does not yet have content, the line will appear dotted, instead.

Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote: Instructions

  1. To create links in notebooks in OneNote, highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Link” button in the “Links” group.
  3. In the “Link” dialog box that appears, you can change the linked text in the “Text to display:” text box.
  4. To create a link to a web page, type the URL of the web page into the “Address:” text box. If you aren’t sure of the link, you can click the “Browse the Web” button to the right to launch your internet browser to find and copy the desired URL in your web browser to paste into the “Address” field.
  5. To create a link to another file on your computer or network, click the “Browse for File” button, navigate to the file, click it to select it and then click “OK.”
  6. To link to another notebook or page, either search for the page by entering search text into the “Or pick a location in OneNote:” search field or navigate to it using the section below the search field to select it.
  7. After creating your link, click “OK” to complete the process and add the link to your notebook.

Create Links in Notebooks in OneNote: Video Lesson

            You can watch the following video, titled “Wiki Linking,” to see how to create links in notebooks in OneNote. This video is from our complete OneNote training, titled “Mastering OneNote Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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