I am trying to add a blank One Note document to the document web part so when a user hits the "+ NEW" button they have an option to create a new word, excel, power point or one note document, as shown below:

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I have no idea how to add a new document type to this template, I went into library settings but couldn't figure it out. It seems like a simple solution but I'm stuck.

I appreciate any help!

Thank you

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You can add a new document type into the document library easily through the following steps:

  • Create a New Site content type by going to Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Site Content Types under Galleries. Use the Parent Content Type Document from Document Content Types Group.
  • Name the content Type something like "OneNote Document".
  • Go to the Advanced Settings of the newly created content type, add a new OneNote Document template.
  • Next, Go to your document library settings page, and go to Advanced Settings.
  • Here, set Allow Management of Content Types to Yes and click Ok.
  • Next, Add the Newly created Content Type to the Library.

You should now be able to see the new document type in the New Document dropdown. Visit here for more details.

  • 1
    This answer has just made some assumptions based on other Office formats. But OneNote works differently. It is actually stored as a Folder and not Document type. And there is not a single document template for OneNote, which could be uploaded (like e.g. dotx for Word). Nevertheless, I have tried these steps and just used file called "New Section 1.one" as template, which I have found in corresponding OneNote folder (from an existing DocLib) - it did not work out as I expected anyway. Any ideas how it could be achieved with OneNote? I found more questions than real answers in the Internet...
    – maeni70
    Mar 1, 2017 at 14:23
  • It does also not work with .onepkg file, which is a single packaged export file for notebooks. This answer from Microsoft does not indicate that it is feasible with OneNote: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/…
    – maeni70
    Mar 1, 2017 at 15:22

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