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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Add-In Ink Support

            Allow OneNote add-ins to access ink position data (height, width, x, y and type - highlight, ink stroke, etc.) Current implementations only allow for getting id. Not very useful.

            Stack Overflow Link: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43809841/onenote-inkstroke-floatingink-api/43900155#43900155

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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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              • 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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                • Webhooks via Graph API

                  Please add webhooks on Graph API.

                  I assume this is on the roadmap, but there is nothing mentioned. There are several gaps that make moving to graph (and supporting business notebooks) difficult.

                  So far, we cannot get webhooks or update pages via Graph. Some indication that we will be able to soon support these features would be great.

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                    2 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • password

                      I need a way to set and remove passwords from sections using the onenote interop. I routinely establish several hundred onenote notebooks with multiple sections and some of those require different passwords.

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                      • Add createdBy, createdDateTime, lastModifiedBy and lastModifiedDateTime to individual page elements via OneNote Graph API

                        OneNote definitely has author information about individual edits within a page (i.e. individual divs or whatever), as this can be viewed through the API. We would like this information through the Graph API.

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                        • should be allowed to set reminders

                          set reminders for notes

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                          • multiple versions of OneNote

                            I can't connect my 2016 ON to the free online version I created on my Android. When I try nothing happens. Please note that I also have older 2007 files on my cpu that will not connect to either the 2016 nor the free online version. I just uninstalled my 2016 version but now when I open up ON on my cpu it instantly takes me to the 2007 version. I don't see how to disentangle this 2007 ON and uninstall it from my 2007 MS Office. Is there any way to merge all versions or at least transfer my…

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                            • API support for page versionning

                              It should possible take a backup copy of page using the same mechanism as the application built-in versioning mechanism.
                              Eg. Before modying a page with the Rest API.

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                              • oneNote 2016 allows for easy emailing of a page while oneNote for windows10 only offers a sharing feature that has restriction limitations.

                                oneNote 2016 allows for easy emailing of a page while oneNote for windows10 only offers a sharing feature that has restriction limitations.

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                                • OneNote CLI

                                  I work heavily on Linux systems, we use OneNote for our documentation. I would like to see a OneNote CLI that would give us access to our OneNote account via the command line. I'd like to access our notebooks, folders, and pages and be able to view/create/edit when working on a terminal. This would give us customers the power of OneNote via a single interface or application instead of going back and forth, which would make for convenient and efficient usage.

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                                    • One Note for visual and organized people

                                      1. Hyperlinks should be a different color than text, and that should be custom depending on user requirements.
                                      2. Check To Do items should drop off automatically.
                                      3. when adding to a page the latest item should be on top, just like it is in outlook.
                                      4. To Do should have an option to add a due date w/out having to use tasks.
                                      5. When clicking on a email I put in one note it would be nice if I could bring up that email in outlook so I can use it to follow up. Now I have to find…

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                                      • When sending an e-mail from Outlook to OneNote, there should be a feature to automatically attach the file in addition to the page.

                                        When sending an e-mail from Outlook to OneNote, there should be a feature to automatically attach the file on the page that has been created for the new e-mail.

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                                        • Update link text from "Link to Paragraph"

                                          Right click on a text and you will have option to "Copy Link to Paragraph".
                                          Paste the link somewhere.
                                          Change the original text.
                                          Automatic update of the pasted link would be great.

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