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Old 01-14-2019, 12:34 PM
fifomsec fifomsec is offline Windows 8 Office 2010
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Default OneNote creates incomplete hyperlink address from pasted URL

When I paste a URL to a OneNote page, the resulting hyperlink address is often incomplete:
  1. Copy a URL to the clipboard - as text only, for example

  2. Paste it to the body of a OneNote page.
Result: OneNote turns only part of the text into a link (blue, underlined). The text is complete, but the hyperlink address is incomplete.
The last n characters are missing from the hyperlink address - where n depends from the pasted text.
For example, with the URL above always the last 2 characters are missing from the hyperlink address that OneNote creates:

Of course the hyperlink does not work due to its incomplete address.
In order to make such hyperlinks work I must edit each hyperlink address, which is cumbersome.

(I never encounter this issue with Word, Excel, Outlook or Powerpoint.)

This issue is strictly reproducible on several computers on
  • OneNote 2013 on Windows 7
  • OneNote 2010 on Windows 8
How to make OneNote create the hyperlink with the complete address always?
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:52 PM
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Lugh Lugh is offline Windows 10 Office 2016
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I remember this problem vaguely in older versions of OneNote. What happened was that OneNote only allowed a limited number of characters after a forward slash /

You've got 72 characters after your / so I expect the cut-off is at 70. I don't know of any way around it in older OneNotes. Very small chance it's a Registry setting, if you care to dig in there

Fyi I pasted your example directly and also as plain text in my ON 365 in Win10, and both produced proper URLs—so it's been fixed sometime recently.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:39 AM
fifomsec fifomsec is offline Windows 8 Office 2010
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Thank you for sharing your experience!

Meanwhile I have the OneNote 2016 Desktop app and the OneNote Store app on Windows 10 on an additional PC and I can confirm that it works as expected there.

Interestingly, all newer versions of OneNote mentioned above even show the link correctly and can open the correct target, although the link was pasted incompletely using an older version of OneNote.
And vice versa, the older versions of OneNote mentioned in the original post still cannot show the link correctly nor open the correct target, even if the link was pasted completely using a newer version of OneNote.

Edit hyperlink shows the identical link in the same notebook as complete in newer versions of OneNote and as incomplete in older versions of OneNote.
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