Sending Your Notes to Word

Many of us have become so accustomed to copying and pasting data that it has become second nature to us. It's something we take for granted, or don't really think twice about. We just do it. After all it's so simple, right? Well sometimes, it's not so simple, particularly when you think you've copied one thing only to find out that you've really copied something else. Or you've already got some data on the clipboard and you don't want to lose it by copying something else there.

Why can't I get my stuff into Word without copying and pasting it? Word is where my stuff will ultimately end up any way. OneNote is not an application where you'd want to spend any length of time generating a refined document. After all, it just doesn't have the necessary tools and quite frankly is not capable of producing such a thing. It's design is to allow you to easily capture your stuff and keep it safe until you need it.

Well, the Send to Word feature in OneNote is here to save the day. You don't have to copy anything to the clipboard in order to get it into Word. Just click File -> Send To -> Microsoft Office Word and your whole page of notes magically appears in a new page in Word.


  • Word 2003 or greater must be installed in order to use this feature.

  • If you don't want the entire page to go to Word, simply select only the content on the page you want

    • Your selection does not have to be contiguous. You can select any random set of notes by holding down the <Ctrl> key while making your selection, like this:

OneNote Outline

    • In Word, this is what it will look like after it's sent:

Word Result

  • You can send multiple pages of content to Word in similar fashion. Hold the <Ctrl> key to select a random set of pages, or hold the <Shift> key down to select a range of pages.

Comments (7)

  1. docgregt says:


    I love this feature until I ran into a problem. Any sentence in Onenote that starts with a superscript copies the whole sentence to word superscripted. This is a major issue for me as I use hundreds of sentences that start with superscripts (biblical verses).

    Is there any help for this problem?


  2. AnswerMan says:


    It's almost been 2 years and no one really seems to care to answer your question. Please dont expect an answer as this blog is pretty much abandoned and One Note is soon to be history. I know the dev team members have been reassigned and it may spell the end of the road. This program just isn't used by enough people and isn't profitable.

    You might want to consider Lotus Notes.…/notes

  3. Amit kumar Ranjan says:


              it's tremendous feature….which decrease the human effort….

    I love this feature after their use…

  4. Mari says:

    I'm curious if anyone knows how to get the actual checks in the To Do boxes to show. I use those to track attendees and they don't copy into Word. Anyone have a slick answer?

  5. Prateek Bagrecha says:

    I hit a snag when I tried save as for one of page in One Note,

    it saved linked pages to the word but when I send the doc via mails pics that are present inside the word are lost

  6. Ren says:

    I spent 1.5 hours crafting a couple of drawings.  Then when I clicked Send To Word it showed up totally disassembled, each piece of the drawing (lines, texts, arrows) all grouped together in their own separate place!

    What a waste of time!

    Why did I use OneNote?  Because it offered gridlines that I could count to keep the drawing in proper proportion.

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