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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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    • symbols / special characters

      Can you please add special characters/symbols like there is on Word ?
      Greek letters / mathmatical characters etc. are not accesible.
      Everytime I need to use it, I have to copy from somewhere else and paste on OneNote...

      Thanks ahead!

      7 votes
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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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        • Why Onenote Online's hyperlink has 'http://' at the beginning

          I want to use hyperlink to open a protocol app, but the online's link will add a 'http://'; at the beginning. I think it is not necessary. And it is different from UWP OneNote.
          Now how can i open my protocol UWP APP?

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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…

            35 votes
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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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              • Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

                Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

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                • OneNote SEARCH function not working properly on Android mobile

                  I am using the OneNote app on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge mobile phone (Android OS).
                  It works fine. Only the SEARCH function does NOT work as it should be.
                  When searching for a word, it gives me only the page where the item is found.
                  So it doesn't jump to the searched word (by highlighting it as it should do).
                  That's a serious shortcoming of the product and makes it a very bad application.
                  How can i resolve this shortcoming?
                  I have a Samsung Galaxy Edge 6.
                  Andoid version: 5.1.1
                  I have also installed the newest version of OneNote…

                  80 votes
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                  • add ALT+F11 shortcut to VBA in OneNote

                    just like outlook, excel, word, etc

                    37 votes
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                    • Convert Word Doc to OneNote

                      It would be valuable to enable OneNote to Import and convert MS Word Docs into OneNoite

                      25 votes
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                      • Support 'Apps for Office' to allow custom TaskPanes within OneNote apps.

                        Other Office applications support the addition of custom taskpanes via the Javascript-based apps for Office model. it would be great if OneNote apps had the same support.

                        81 votes
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                        • Cross-reference Bookmarks like Word

                          It'd be great to see OneNote manage bookmarks the way Word does and then allow for {REF myTarget \h} cross-references to be created

                          19 votes
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                          • Provide Client APIs to allow offline editing without conflicts

                            While most Android phones are permanently connected to the internet via 3G or LTE, many tablets are still WiFi only and will not have internet connectivity when on the go.

                            If I wish for app to allow offline editing of OneNote files, I currently have to store any changes that are made locally and sync them when the device regains connectivity. But what if the user also makes changes in the official OneNote app or another OneNote API app at the same time? The changes from each app would not be reflected in the others, and this may result in…

                            46 votes
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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

                                    9 votes
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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.

                                      8 votes
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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.

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

                                          OneNote should have Voice to Text

                                          10 votes
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