Insert a file in OneNote for Windows 10

Inserting a file into OneNote for Windows 10 makes it easy to keep all your notes organized. You can insert a file as an attachment so you can open a copy of the file in OneNote. Alternately, you can insert a Portable Document Format (PDF) file or upload a file to your account storage and link to it in your notes.

Insert a file as an attachment

  1. Click Insert > File.

  2. Select Insert as Attachment.

  3. In the box that appears, select the file and select Open.

    Tip: If you don't see the file you're looking for, you can sort by name, change the location, or go up in the folder structure. Select the arrows next to the headings in the box to navigate to your file.

Remember that the attachment is a copy of the original and isn't linked to it. Any changes you make to one won't be applied to the other.

Insert a PDF file as an image

  1. Select Insert > File.

  2. Select Insert PDF Printout.

  3. In the box that appears, select the file and select Open.

    Tip: If you don't see the file you're looking for, you can sort by name, change the location, or go up in the folder structure. Select the arrows next to the headings in the box to navigate to your file.

    If the PDF is large, it may take a moment for it to be embedded in your notes.

Remember that the attachment is a copy of the original and isn't linked to it. Any changes you make to one won't be applied to the other.

Send to OneNote

  1. Select Insert > File.

  2. Select Send to OneNote.

  3. When prompted with “Did you mean to switch apps?” click Yes.

  4. When Send to OneNote opens in the Store app, click Get.

Tip: For more information about the Send to OneNote app for OneNote for Windows 10, see Send documents and files to OneNote for Windows 10.

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