How do I insert a link to a file into OneNote?

Answered by Helena Tilley

One important way to keep our OneNote files as nimble as possible is to insert links to files rather than the files themselves.


  • In PPT, Word, Excel or from OneDrive, get a share link
  • Paste link into OneDrive
  • If the file was embedded, the students would have to download the file, this opens the file online. One benefit is you can have a 'live' document that you can update with the same link.