OneNote 2010 truncates hyperlink addresses for some webpages when you create a screen clipping

Applies to: Microsoft OneNote 2010OneNote Home and Student 2010

Summary


In Microsoft OneNote 2010, you create a screen clipping of a webpage. To do this, you use the Windows logo key+S keyboard shortcut, and then you select a section of the webpage. When you do this, the clipping is added to the section in OneNote 2010 that you select. However, the link-back URL under the clipping in OneNote 2010 is incorrect. The URL highlight stops before the actual end of the URL string. Consider the following example:
http://Server_Name/A_long_URL_for_a_webpage_that_is_truncated_before_the_URL_has_ended.html
In this example, the URL is truncated after the word "truncated," and the rest of the URL string is not highlighted or included in the URL.

Cause


This issue occurs when the URL string that follows a forward slash ("/") or that is between two forward slashes is more than 50 characters long. In this case, the OneNote 2010 clipping service truncates the URL string after the 50th character.

Workaround


To work around this issue, you must manually edit the URL in OneNote 2010 to include the missing part of the URL string. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open the notebook that contains the clipping.
  2. Drag to select the complete URL string, right-click the selected text, and then click Copy.
  3. Right-click the selected text, and then click Edit link.
  4. Paste the complete URL into the Address box, and then click OK.