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  1. Markdown Support for OneNote (desktop and web)

    I know there's already an Idea posted for this topic however the original poster of the idea hasn't provided feedback as to what exactly they meant. so here goes:

    It's simply the ability to use Markdown in OneNote pages, Currently I use the tool to take all of my work notes, and as a Developer I need to add code blocks, code lines and other formatting into my notes,. It would be great if Markdown was added to OneNote just like in GitHub wikis or Stackoverflow for example as I would hate moving away from using it!

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      2 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Mind Maps. , would be great to be able to create mind maps in One Note

      It would be helpful to create basic mind maps in one note. I appreciate I could draw one, but not very professional to export or share.

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      • Bullet Journal

        Create an API that would incorporate the Bullet Journal system.
        More details can be found on the website below. I recommend contacting Mr. Ryder Carrol directly to help develop it.

        http://bulletjournal.com.

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          • calender

            a calender available would be extremely useful?

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            • Add timestamps for all non-persistent entities: PrincipalObject, Permission, etc

              For the normal implementation of cache it is important to have some preparations on the server-side, e.g. if-modified-since header, $filter with lastModifiedTime or something like this. But, unfortunately they require timestamps on the server time to improve the synchronization between client and server. So, my idea is to add the timestamps for all of the non-persistent entities including permissions and primary objects.

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              • my password of quick note section in OneNote has been forgotten. How can I solve it?

                my password of quick note section in OneNote has been forgotten. How can I solve it?

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                • Just have one OneNote for each platform with all features.

                  It's fiddly having OneNote and OneNote 2016 each sharing some functions but not all. One OneNote for each platform would be great.

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                  • Add OneNote add-ins to OneNote API compatible ids

                    It is hard to match things in add-ins when using the API because the id's are different. There are many cases where making API calls from an add-in is useful!
                    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40491066/difference-between-notebook-id-by-officejs-and-onenote-api
                    Please add support for compatible id's!

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                    • API bug of Input HTML when creating new pages with non-contributing default div

                      Hi,

                      Just came across this bug when trying to create an empty page and append content to it later through data-id.

                      The HTML I used to create the empty page is:
                      <!DOCTYPE html>
                      <html>
                      <head>
                      <title>some title generated</title>
                      <meta name="created" content="some time string generated" />
                      </head>
                      <body>
                      <div data-id="_clippings"></div>
                      </body>
                      </html>

                      The page was created successfully but when I tried to update it later, the response is data-id not found.
                      So I tried to get the HTML body of the page created and it was like this:
                      <html lang="en-US">
                      <head>
                      <title>test without content</title>
                      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
                      <meta name="created"…

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                      • link to specific paragraph

                        Allow OneNote JS API to create a link to a specific paragraph inside the page.
                        1. On a paragraph add a method to get a link to it
                        2. Add API that allows to navigate directly to that. If it is the current page, simply scroll that paragraph into position. if it is a different page - go to that page and scroll.

                        Note: In OneNote desktop version this works in the UI, simply by right clicking any paragraph and copy link to paragraph. In OneNote web these links do nothing.

                        This will allow devs to build table of contents…

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                        • I want pageColor

                          I want to change the color of the page name of the original note.

                          I want to put an icon or mark in front of the page name of the original note.

                          What should I do?

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                          • Better search within OneNote

                            OneNote should have a real full text search like in Word. If I search for "ex", it doesn't find words like "text", "next", etc. Only words like "experiment"

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                            • notebook color

                              Add a 'color' property to the 'notebook' object.

                              With a 'color' property, apps developed with the API could present a more uniform experience across different devices and domains.

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                              • flèches "précèdent" et "suivant"

                                Des flèches "précèdent" et "suivant" pour ce déplacer comme dans les dossiers ou navigateur internet serait très apprécié quand on navigue dans plusieurs sections et groupes de section

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                                • Give the option to limit the page size to fit the screen size

                                  Although the possibility to write everywhere on the page is really cool it would be awesome to have the ability to keep the size of the page (in terms of actual width and lenght) (like A4/A5/letter format etc but pre-customized to fit the screen perfectly).
                                  This would prevent people to accidentally move in the page loosing sight of what they had written.

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                                  • medical

                                    i am a doctor in England UK National Health Service - we currently use MS on www.nhs.net our secure email service.
                                    I would like to speak to your development team regarding a medical extension that could be very lucrative new arena for you. vnaidoo@nhs.net Cel: +447900947733 or vishalnaidoo@hotmail.com

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                                    • Table controls

                                      Please allow the full functionality of tables similar to that of word. Or allow user to crest table in word with UI's etc and then move it to one note as a template that WORKS!!!

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                                      • Integrate it with cortana

                                        I would like to see it integrated with Cortana

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                                        • Barcode Reader

                                          Could you add a bar-code reader for making grocery lists. It would be extremely convenient to scan items and have them entered directly into a shopping list

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