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Onenote - Add file using Windows right-click context menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1

    Onenote - Add file using Windows right-click context menu


    I have Onenote installed on my Windows 8.1 laptop.

    Is it possible to right click a text document (or any file/document) saved on my laptop and have it sent to Onenote.

    Onenote does not show when I right click a text document.

    I have used Evernote before and I'm sure I could do this.

    Perhaps it is possible but Onenote does it in a different way?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    As long as a program loads files specified on the command line you can add the shortcut to the program to the SendTo Menu. Then you can right click a file, move the mouse to Send To and click the shortcut. The program should come up with that file(or pass it to an already running instance of the program.)

    To open SendTo folder hit Winkey r, then type
    shell:sendto

    Just make a shortcut to the program in that folder.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    Thanks for your help.
    I now have the 'Onenote 2013' send to option when I right click.
    I also have a 'Send to Onenote tool' in my 'hidden icons'.
    Not too sure what I can use that for: Should I have that in the 'send to' folder instead, or leave it as I have it above?
    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    If it's working I would not make any more changes. After all, there's plenty of stuff in the context menu that's rarely used.
    Glad you got the commands back.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    This is what popped up when I tried to send a document to Onenote which I have installed on my laptop.

    'This edition of Onenote can only open notebooks only on Onedrive'

    So it looks like I will have to send documents to Onedrive first.

    Oh well!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I haven't used OneDrive. But if copying a file to a certain folder counts as "sending" then you could easily set up a batch file along the idea OneNoteSend.cmd:

    Code:
    @echo off
    rem set filename to entire command tail
    Set filename=%*
    For %%A in ("%filename%") do (
        Set Folder=%%~dpA
        Set Name=%%~nxA
    )
    rem echo.Folder is: %Folder%
    rem echo.Name is: %Name%
    ewm change "x:\OneDrive" below to the OneDrive Folder Path
    copy %%A x:\OneDrive\%Name%
    rem delay 2 seconds
    ping 192.0.2.2 -n 1 -w 2000 > nul
    rem Open File
    OneNote %Name%
    Once you have the batch file working as desired put a shortcut to it in SendTo instead of the OneNote shortcut.

    Edit: To test the batch file open a command prompt and run it with the path of the file as in
    OneNoteSend c:\textfiles\somefile.txt

    for best results put the batch file in a folder in your Path.
    I have a folder C:\Utils
    that I added to the start up Path environment variable for my user account.
    Stand alone exe and batch I dump in there.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    @Milesahead: I am no computer expert and from what you explained above sounds complicated.

    I can give it a go (which I've done with other problems I've had before, and it's worked out), but will have to be another day when I have some more time.
    Thanks for now
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Sure thing. Please update if you get it to work or want more help with it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    windows 10


    Hi, I tried doing what was suggested below.....but One Note still doesn't show up in the Send to menu

    To open SendTo folder hit Winkey r, then type

    shell:sendto

    Just make a shortcut to the program in that folder.added a shortcut of One Note to the Sendto
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