If your SharePoint site doesn’t currently have a notebook (most likely stored by default in “Site Assets”), you can add a new one in any of the following ways:
In a document library
This is the best option for end-users or site owners adding a new notebook at any time.
- Click the “New” button
- Select OneNote Notebook
- Name Notebook
- Click OK
Via Site Feature
This is a good option for administrators creating a new site for a team.
Note: Adds Notebook to Site Assets or default library, but not a particular document library. Also adds a link to Quick Launch.
- Site Settings –> Site Features
- Site Notebook –> Activate
- Notebook is automatically named after the site’s title (e.g. Site Title Notebook)
Moving a pre-existing notebook to SharePoint from a local location
- Select “file” in the upper left
- “Share to web or network location”
- Navigate to SharePoint library by URL within the move dialog
- Rename (if applicable) and click “Move”
By dragging and dropping from a local location or using the “Upload” button in a document library
While not an ideal method, it may sometimes be your only option.
Note: This makes a copy of the Notebook you’re adding – this will not be connected once added and you’ll have two copies of the Notebook (the copy and your original still in its local location).
- Drag Notebook from local location
- Drop into a document or asset library in SharePoint
- Click “Upload”
- Navigate to and select the existing Notebook on your computer
If using this option, I recommend deleting/closing the Notebook from your local location, opening the copy from SharePoint and syncing that one so you don’t inadvertently make changes to the old copy.