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  1. add a new level

    1. I am neither developer nor programmer.
    2. Yes, I too would like another level.
    BUT, I think if I read 100 pages to understand ??
    I have that ability by locating or re-locating that set of note's into a different "Folder" (ie; money, friend, to-do, etc.) on the hard-drive. (YES ??)

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • should be allowed to set reminders

            set reminders for notes

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            • Please bring back the Advanced Send to OneNote Tool as it was in 2013

              I loved the Advanced Send to OneNote tool as it worked in office 2013. and i see some functionality of that tool has been moved to the system tray (and that a lot of people didnt like it in the task bar) but i dont get why you didnt just move where the app companion appears instead of completely changing the default behavior. sending pages to onenote from any other office apps involves so much more involved processes and switching between applications. I like that the tool is located in the system tray, but i miss the display popup that…

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              • handwriting to text

                I really like the convert to shapes function and the rule lines option (it works perfectly with pasted word docs). Research in memory shows that handwriting notes rather than typing (through several factors) makes stuff easier to remember. However my handwriting sucks and was wondering if there might be a 'convert to text' option under development. I understand this would be a hectic development to write and would cause many headaches in execution, but i'd love it! Thoughts?

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                • Page ordering and subheadings

                  Could you please add an alphabetical order button so it's easier to navigate around and find pages. Another thing is subheadings should be able to be hidden under the title so when you press on the topic you want all the subheadings should just pop down. Please add these ideas, they would be so helpful.

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                  • I'd like to be able to audio record and track recording over multiple pages.

                    The ability to audio record and track recording over multiple pages.

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                    • Please add the direct scanning into One Note feature back in!

                      Please add the direct scanning into One Note feature back in!

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                      • Using the arrows in full page view

                        to be able to switch quickly between pages in OneNote in full screen mode using the arrows as are available when you insert a large document.

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                        • Honestly? Like first thing I noticed is I'm not able to navagigate to e middle of words buy touch and hold or even just touch.

                          It always jumps me to the end of words or the beginning which isn't a thing I'm used to as an apple user I'm used to being able to zoom into the text by touching and holding then selecting where I want my cursor to be. I can't do that with your app it just takes me to the end or beginning of the word. Is this how it's supposed to be? It feels like a bug.

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                          • Arquivar notas

                            Gostaria de saber da possibilidade de arquivar as notas por ordem alfabética

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                            • More options for linking handwritten text or creating of a bullet or button that links to paragraphs/pages.

                              I use a Wacom tablet to write my notes. I don't want to convert my handwriting to text so to create links to different pages and paragraphs I just type in a * next to my writing. But then it creates a text box approximately 50x bigger than the actual asterisk and it tries to line it up with the words which usually makes it on the last word or a little too far away instead of being right at the end of my handwriting.

                              I think it would be nice to have a symbol such as a bullet point…

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                              • copy

                                It would be awesome if we could copy text from inserted PDF's.

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                                • Allow "Text Mode" to be used directly on top of PDF documents or photos

                                  I'd like to be able to annotate my PDF lecture notes in class without a stylus sometimes. So, I'd like to be able to tap the area on the PDF that I want to add a note (iPad Pro), and then just type the note. I don't want to use my finger, as that is not accurate.

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                                  • Problem - Would be nice to see the images

                                    When opening a "Note" on the Samsung Note 4 the images are missing!

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                                      • Fix the Microsoft Surface 3 Glitch we're you can't actually use the Pen with the Surface without the Device breaking. out.

                                        https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-ca/support/hardware-and-drivers/troubleshoot-the-surface-touchscreen?os=windows-10
                                        as it turns out none of the trouble shooting on this page actually works, I've contacted Microsoft 3 times about this issue the only real Fix, is after the reset, or updating all the drivers, Don't Link the pen, Open Onenote, and let it go to screensaver for longer then a few seconds if you wait a few minutes the glitch shows up and is permanent until you Reinstall windows, the glitch then persists until you Unlink the Pen by turning off bluetooth and erasing some more data. then when you re link the pen it all works ....…

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                                        • chrome上的 onenote clipper無法開啟

                                          不好意思
                                          想請問一下
                                          為何最近我在
                                          Chrome上安裝的onenote clipper
                                          都無法正常使用?(點下去沒反應,開不了)
                                          這種情況大約已經維持半個月~1個月了...
                                          不知道是我電腦問題?還是你們軟體問題呢?

                                          桌機版是正常可用的
                                          但附加在chrome上的外掛不能使用...
                                          想紀錄網頁上都資訊都無法紀了...

                                          看能否請協助處理..謝謝

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