How to Insert a PowerPoint Into OneNote

By Oliver W. Jones

Microsoft OneNote is a valuable tool for organizing your thoughts so you can avoid having a workspace cluttered with handwritten notes on scraps of paper. It is particularly useful when working on large projects where you need to keep track of many resource materials. Use OneNote to attach a variety of documents to a note page, including spreadsheets, Adobe PDF files, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations. You can insert files as links, or insert the entire file so you can review the document at a glance.

Insert a Link to the PowerPoint

Step 1

Select the location to insert the PowerPoint presentation using the "Notebook," "Section" and "Page" tabs.

Step 2

Click "Insert" from the menu bar, and click "Attach File."

Step 3

Select the PowerPoint file, and click the "Insert" button. A PowerPoint icon with the name of the file appears on the OneNote page.

Step 4

Double-click the icon to open the PowerPoint and view the presentation.

Insert the PowerPoint as a File Handout

Step 1

Select the location to insert the PowerPoint presentation using the "Notebook," "Section" and "Page" tabs.

Step 2

Click "Insert" from the menu bar, and click "File Handout."

Step 3

Select the PowerPoint file, and click the "Insert" button. Each slide of the PowerPoint presentation is inserted into OneNote. The slides appear as if you printed them with the attached notes from PowerPoint.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you insert the PowerPoint as a link, moving the original file to another location will break the link to the file.
  • If you insert the PowerPoint as a file printout, you can select individual slide pages and delete them if desired. This allows you to keep only the slides you want.