I am not sure if I have blogged about this before but you can easily create single file archives for entire notebooks, sections or pages in OneNote. This will include all of the embedded files, the notes, audio & video and section groups, everything all together like a zip file. We call them OneNote Packages, or single file package, the file extension is .onepkg.
Why would you create .onepkg
files? Well there a few reasons why you might do this. First of all you can easily archive an entire notebook for future keeping. You can also use these to send a notebook or collection of notes to another colleague. Finally you can create notebook templates for projects or other repeatable projects.
How do you create .onepkg files? Easy! Just open OneNote 2007, go to the notebook/section/etc that you want to archive and choose File–>Save As. In the resulting dialog change the Page Range to whatever you want to save, typically Current Notebook. Then choose Save as type: OneNote Single File Package (*.onepkg)
and then type a file name, like this:
Choose Save and you will have the file for your package!
How do I create new notebook templates? You can easily install new notebook templates by storing your .onepkg files in the following folder:
Just place the .onepkg in there and then it will appear in the new notebook wizard when a user choose File–>New Notebook. You can also store them system-wide, like when you are deploying OneNote to many computers, by storing the file here:
%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\ONENOTE\12\Notebook Templates
Note that the 1033 folder is for English, check your local computer for your LCID = language ID.