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Onenote - Add file using Windows right-click context menu


Autobahn

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#1
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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MilesAhead

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#2
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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Autobahn

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#3
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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    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
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MilesAhead

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#4
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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    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
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Autobahn

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#5
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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 update 1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15R special edition
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
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    Intel HD Graphics 4000
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MilesAhead

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#6
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

Autobahn

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#7
@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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    Windows 8.1 update 1
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15R special edition
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
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    Intel HD Graphics 4000
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MilesAhead

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#8
Sure thing. Please update if you get it to work or want more help with it. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

rayanik

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#9
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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    windows 10

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