OneNote Developer APIs

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  1. Customize or create new styles

    I can not understand how it has not been implemented yet

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    • Programmer Friendly Pages and Features

      I would like to be able to switch individual pages to a "Programmer Mode" or have some kind of "Frames" to put programming code or commands in. I'm tired of the first letter of every line being capitalized automatically, auto correct changing words in my code, and everything being underlined as a misspelled word.

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      • Webhooks for Office 365 Notes

        Webhooks now work for OneDrive accounts which is great, but we've got Office 365 Business clients clamoring for the same functionality. I know there are privacy and access concerns to be addressed here, but Evernote solved them and I'm sure Microsoft will too.

        It's always tough when paying Business users feel behind free users in functionality. Hope this can be addressed soon.

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          2 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ODATA 'search' for OneNote Business

          I was somewhat shocked when an API tech told me you can't search OneNote Business pages via the API to find the note you need to retrieve or modify.

          I'm sure there are some permissions concerns, but without being able to search using the API is extremely inefficient and not really usable for many purposes.

          Please prioritize giving your paid business customers the same features as your free consumers can get.

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          • Enabling Column Merging

            In Word and Excel columns and rows can be merged. However, 'merging' is not a function in OneNote. This means copying and pasting between the said programs becomes difficult at times.

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            • Rearranging notebooks in OneNote App for Windows 10

              It should be possible to sort/rearrange Notebooks in eg. alphabetical order.

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              • Name Change Notebook created in Group

                I would like to capability to change a group's notebook name that is changed across all shared users of the notebook.

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                • comments in popups format

                  It would be great to insert comments like in word.
                  or as recently implemented wikipedia.
                  Putting the mouse up or clicking will pop up a comment.

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                  • Lock headers / collumns

                    Hi,
                    On the next upgrade / release, could you please develop an ability to lock headers / rows within a column, as it is very difficult to manage big tables within the team.

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                    • Be able to have two notebooks/sections/tabs open under one ribbion

                      I think it would be very useful to be able to have two notebooks/section/tab open under one ribbon. I currently use the tablet mode so I am able have the PowerPoint or Pdf. open in word or PP on one side of the screen, while OneNote is open on the other to take notes. I am a college student and need to be able to easily WRITE and HIGHTLIGHT on PowerPoints and pdfs for studying, but would like to be able to take notes on a clean tab with the paper filter or even a whole different section. I print…

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                      • allow documents to be scanned in, edited and saved as new document

                        Enable working with old pages/files or combine ideas from printed notes into one page or note, store new information for later access or copy into exces or word

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                        • Turnitin

                          Please develop an API that would allow a student or teacher to submit a page in a Class Notebook to Turnitin for plagiarism detection.

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                          • One should allow voice notes to be converted to text

                            OneNote should have Voice to Text

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                              • Onenote tags

                                I am syncing OneNote notebooks into my application using MS graph API. Onenote has few tags like To-Do, Important, Question etc. When I fetch html content for particular page these tags comes as data-tag like in -

                                <p lang="en-US" data-tag="important" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span lang="en-GB">Abc</p>
                                How can I replace these tags with the icon with which they are represented in OneNote UI. If I think to skip these tags the notes look very weird.

                                There has to be rest api which gives you binary content or some metadat information about tag provided tag type (name) like to-do

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                                • Differentiating pages in section column

                                  for example I have pages set for specific days that say exam id like them to pop by being both red and bolded. so ican see how close topic wise I am to one.

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                                    • Expose the complete Object Model of Onenote

                                      The OneNote API should be the API that the Microsoft team that develop OneNote themselves uses.
                                      There should not be anything that Microsoft can do that a 3:ed party could not do as well.

                                      There should be a set of basic classes/objects that remain fairly stable over time and then just about everything else should be addons.
                                      Check out how Visual Studio is done, and then do something similar with OneNote.

                                      At the very foundation OneNote is nothing but a distributed and replicated Database, so creating new data models/structures should be a trivial thing.
                                      There could be requirements that there…

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                                      • Let IFTTT add to a page and not just create a new page

                                        Adding to the functionality of IFTTT to let it also add to a current page (ie a list) instead of it just created a new page every time.

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