OneNote Developer APIs

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  1. 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…

    50 votes
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  2. 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.

    43 votes
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  3. 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.

    29 votes
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  4. 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.

    15 votes
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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    6 votes
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  7. 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"

    41 votes
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  8. calender

    a calender available would be extremely useful?

    11 votes
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  9. 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…

    17 votes
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  10. Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

    Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

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  11. 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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  12. Convert Word Doc to OneNote

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

    69 votes
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  13. Allow OneNote to cache to a server

    I use OneNote for preparation of legal cases involving sensitive information. It's great! The cache on the hard drive causes a database security headache.

    5 votes
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  14. Virtual ruler for straight lines

    Add a virtual ruler to make straight lines with the drawing function,with Apple Pencil (i.e.:ruler in Notes app for iOS iPad/iPhone and other iOS apps for IPad Pro.

    23 votes
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  15. add ALT+F11 shortcut to VBA in OneNote

    just like outlook, excel, word, etc

    38 votes
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  16. integrate code snippets

    Integrate code snippets for programming language like C, C++, C#, objective-c etc...

    42 votes
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  17. 增加更多的笔刷,让绘画效果更好

    增加更多的笔刷,让绘画效果更好

    20 votes
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  18. To be able to save notebooks in Dropbox, other cloud providers

    Onenote is great, but it would be even better if we can save our notes to Dropbox or any other popular could storage solution.

    16 votes
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  19. 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.

    116 votes
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  20. Store templates onto a sharepoint so you can share it with a community

    When you use one note in a team you sometimes need templates to be shared. It would be very useful if this was possible to configure in OneNote.

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