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  1. Can you make a function so the highlighterpen can only draw straight

    Can you make a function so the highlighterpen can only draw straight

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    • Export sections to hard drive

      One note 2016 allowed the sections to rest in folders on a hard drive or in our case our NAS. The new onenote only lives in the cloud, So instead of having a onenote for a project, that rests with all the other files for that project in it folder on a harddrive, now all sections must live in the cloud? In two years and 200 plus projects, how would you even archive old projects if they can not be exported to a hard disk? Bring back the abilty to open and close individual onenote files from a hard disk.

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      • page of OneNote for Mac

        OneNote for Mac, page width is too narrow. Please develop new version, so we can expand the page width as wide as we want. I have many pages, I often need to check some information. I set long words in pages, now the page is too narrow, I only can see part of it.

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        • Allow to takes notes while recording voice

          Allow to takes notes while recording voice

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          • 13 votes
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            • Customize or create new styles

              I can not understand how it has not been implemented yet

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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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                • 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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                  • One should allow voice notes to be converted to text

                    OneNote should have Voice to Text

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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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                      • 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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                        • Mini Spreadsheets

                          It would be nice to inlay a small spead sheet of 2-25 rows and columns in a page without having to open, name, create, and link to a whole different document to run a few calculations for a quote on the page. I have used tables to do alignment but they don't have math and formats in the cells.

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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…

                            28 votes
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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.

                              8 votes
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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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                                • If I'm not crazy, it seems to be impossible to change the font in any of the MS Office 365 programs. Why would they go backwards! My old O

                                  I need to change all the fonts in all my programs to a larger font. I have always been able to do that easily. But in these new programs, it just doesn't seem possible. Why would they make a change that is detrimental to low-vision people? What can I do?

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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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                                    • As in my oneNote version i use on my PC i am looking for a possibility to send my ON pages from iphone directly.

                                      As in my oneNote version i use on my PC i am looking for a possibility to send my ON pages from iphone directly.

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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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                                        • 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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