How do you export a PDF in OneNote for Windows 10?

Now that OneNote 2016 has been deprecated, how does one export a PDF from OneNote for Windows 10?  OneNote for Windows 10 the way forward according to Microsoft.  Instructions for doing this in OneNote 2016 are neither helpful nor desired.
 

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Why do you want to do this?

Actually, the first question is EXACTLY how was the PDF "inserted"? As an "Attachment", so it is still a PDF format? Or as a File Printout? Or something else ... ? What do you see when you right click on this "PDF". There should be some sort of SAVE AS option(s).

I also read a notice that OneNote 2016 is "improved" to extinction. OneNote Windows 10 will be included with Office 2019. But you will still be able to get OneNote 2016.

And the notes also said all you had to do was upload your 2016 OneNote files from your local drive to your OneDrive for them to be available to OneNote Windows 10. They also made the point that you could actually could continue to use both versions on the same file in OneDrive to get access to features that are not present in both. The implication was that they are still in the process of migrating 2016 features to the Win10 version. (Of course that doesn't guarantee that they will move ALL of the features. It seems that some always get left behind.)

2018 04 18- THE BEST VERSION OF ONENOTE ON WINDOWS – WIN 10 ONENOTE
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When your computer goes crazy, you can:
- cuss,
- cry or
- chuckle ...

Why not choose to laugh at the absurdity?
Then proceed to calmly solve the problem with a clear mind.

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Hello my name is Yohandi
To export a OneNote 2016 document in PDF format you must follow the steps below.
Export notes from OneNote as a PDF: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/export... en-US & rs = en-US & ad = US

If it is a specific section you can also do it in the following way.
1- Click on the section you want to export.
2- Click on export
3 Choose location and save as PDF.

Let me know if it worked

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And the answer is ... None of the above.

@YohandiCrespo - I specifically said I needed to know how to do this in OneNote for Windows 10.  Answers that pertained to OneNote 2016 were neither helpful nor desired.  In spite of that, you gave me an answer that only works in OneNote 2016.

@Rohn007 - You provided a lot of information that has nothing to do with the question I asked.  I did not ask how to migrate my data to the newer version of OneNote.  You also repeated what I had already said - OneNote 2016 is being deprecated in favor of OneNote for Windows 10 and then provided a link to an article that talks about this.  Did I ask about these things?  Nope.  Your question to me about why I would want to export as a PDF is my business, not yours.  Your entire answer was not helpful.

I asked a simple question.  OneNote 2016 has an option on the File menu to export to a PDF.  The only thing I want to know is how to access this functionality in OneNote for Windows 10.  That question remains unanswered.

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Hey there, Bruce
Welcome to the Microsoft Community forums.

Sorry, I hit the wrong button. I wasn't meant to choose this answer as best. However, I am going to be straight and tell you that this is not a feature in the free version, Windows 10 version of OneNote.

I use this version frequently with University so I know what's available and what isn't. I would, However, make a suggestion as this will be a good feature to have. Their uservoice page is https://office.uservoice.com

Hope this helps,
Regards,
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In OneNote for Windows, in the top right is Setting and More (...) click and select print. Print to PDF is an option.
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True. However... that only works for the active Page.

I want to export a section at the minimum (so all the pages in the section) but, ideally, I'd like to be able to export the whole notebook.

I know having a hard-copy seems counter-intuitive these days but I also have concerns about having my hard earned work only exist on a cloud platform that may be deprecated some day. I'd feel much safer and happier having a PDF version saved locally.

I'm learning this isn't an option. Will post it as a feature request on the user voice link. Thanks for that, Nathan.

Duncan

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Hello, i like the export feature too.

+ resize the document like its possible in word and excel!!

do you have a link  to support your request?

"user voice link"

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AGREE 1000000%

This is essential to my workflow. I need to be able to export a Section as PDF.

Can't do this on the Win10 version or iOS version.

Need to keep 2016 version around and functional.

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My print to pdf option allows me to select "Current Page", "Current Section" or "Current Notebook" under the Pages option.  I've only been using Windows 10 for a week or so; Maybe this option is newer. 

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You can print a single page to PDF, but then a page that used to be 350kb is now 7MB! Not happy :(

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