OneNote: Stop Automatically Inserting Long Printouts on Multiple Pages

OneNote 2013 has the ability to automatically insert printouts onto multiple pages for you. It's a handy new feature that could be useful in some situations, but for me it's just not a setting that I like. If you want to stop OneNote from doing this automatically and to get it to ask you each time whether you would like it on one or multiple different pages, just follow these steps:

  1. Click on the 'File' tab on the ribbon, and then choose 'Options'.
  2. In the 'OneNote Options' window that will appear, choose 'Advanced' from the menu on the left.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom. The second-last option is 'Insert long printouts on multiple pages'. Clear the checkmark from this box.


  1. Thank you soooo much! I can not effectively work with multiple page printouts. You've saved my life :)

  2. A million thank you's from a new MBA student dealing with tons of long PDFs! :)

  3. Fantastic... thanks! I'd written a tool that relied on parsing the text out of a printout...copy-pasting each page was tedious. Given that the name is ONE note, this setting should be off by default ;P

    1. No kidding! Good on you for finding another way around it though. That's way more work than I'd probably have put into it.

  4. Syncing become outrageously slow if pdfs are printed to multiple pages in OneNote. Keeping it on a single page makes the initial transfer across devices and platforms mercifully reasonable, in the range of minutes, not hours.