I was always using drag-n-drop to put links (paths) to the files in OneNote document.

Now I lost this ability: if dragged, files are copied onto page in entire volume.

Why the feature has dispappeared and how to restore it?


This is a screenshot after dragging PDF file onto a page

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As you see, there is no option to insert a link.

If I drag DJVU file, I has no prompt at all and have the file embedded into the page.


OneNote version is 14.0.7116.5000 (64 bit) from MS Office 2010.

Previously with the same version of OneNote I was able to obtain the following dialog

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As you see, it had 3 options with one option "Insert a link to original file" which now gone.

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    Does the link insert correctly and work, if inserted via Insert->Link? Also, are the two files (pdf vs DJVU) located in the same place (on-disk, network, internet) – Madball73 May 15 '14 at 15:47
  • What version of OneNote are you using? – joeeey May 19 '14 at 19:45
  • @Madball73 yes inserting links this way works fine – Dims Jun 9 '14 at 16:47

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