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  1. 3,857 votes
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    204 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,
    We would like to get more feedback on which of the two scenarios are more important to you:
    1. The ability to create new pages in OneNote from markdown? OR
    2. The ability to recall OneNote pages as markdown?

  2. 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!

    2,417 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

    Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

    1,503 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enable OneNote API as an IFTTT source, not just target

    Currently OneNote API is an IFTT target; I'd like to be able to write recipes that use OneNote activities as a trigger

    382 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. OneNote UWP add-in API

    OneNote UWP add-in APIs are essential to a successful OneNote-Office transition to UWP. Office-OneNote add-in capability have a healthy ecosystem for customized user-developer functionality, such as Onetastic, OneNote UWP add-in APIs should be sustained to empower users-developers to provide unusual or domain specific functionality, which can quickly be developed and deployed to meet domain-specific user-needs and become candidates for eventual OneNote PWS integration. As an example, an Office-OneNote healthcare Electronic Medical Record (EMR) set of macros is used for clinicians to maintain patient records for small medical practices. Losing OneNote Office API integration decreases the Microsoft value proposition.

    269 votes
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    4 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Ink support in the API

    Be able to support something like InkML in OneNote pages through the API.

    122 votes
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    15 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    107 votes
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    8 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. API to let me share a notebook with someone

    Just like how a user share a notebook with one or more other users, I want to be able to do this programmatically.

    107 votes
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    7 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    103 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    97 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Make OCR available in the C# API

    Make OCR available in the C# API of OneNote so that we can use it in C# console/wpf/winforms/... apps.
    This way we can replace MODI and do real automation.

    94 votes
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  12. A simple way to Code Syntax HIghlight...No extension required !

    I was searching for any extension that can help me format my code on my OneNote Mac, but I failed. Now finally I discovered a way to do it.
    If you want to paste a code from any source into your onenote with all the syntax and formatting highlight intact, heres a simple solution.
    Here's the trick:

    Visit the stack overflow site and in the reply section, paste your code in the CODE block, after this stackoverflow will show you the preview of your code in Syntax highlighted manner.
    Now just code from the preview and paste in OneNote.....DONE !! …

    90 votes
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  13. API support for accessing a page's custom tags

    This was requested in the idea for 'API support for tags, including custom tags', but that has been marked as completed on the basis that support for built-in tags only has been launched.
    (The Evernote API allows you to read (and set) custom tags, which makes it considerably more versatile.)

    82 votes
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  14. 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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    4 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. ODATA 'search' for OneNote Business

    I was somewhat shocked when an API tech told me you can't search OneNote Business pages via the API to find the note you need to retrieve or modify.

    I'm sure there are some permissions concerns, but without being able to search using the API is extremely inefficient and not really usable for many purposes.

    Please prioritize giving your paid business customers the same features as your free consumers can get.

    62 votes
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    10 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to reorder page

    Ability to set order of the page created and reorder of the pages would be useful

    47 votes
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    3 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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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  18. Supporting right to left languages (Android version)

    Hi Onenote team,

    This is a serious problem about the onenote app for android, it supports Right to left langauses on notebooks and sections list , but don't support it inside the page.

    it is making it useless on the android system whenever there is something written in those languages and there is a huge section of people using these languages like Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew.

    I think that the team have to fix this problem before adding more partners.

    by the way it is not something new and I am not the first one to complain about this, for example:

    45 votes
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  19. scan from hp scanner directly to onenote

    Would like to scan directly from my HP all in one printer-scanner into onenote.

    45 votes
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  20. Support Instant Ink-to-Text Recognition in Multiple Languages

    API support for on canvas instant ink-to-text recognition in multiple languages.

    Currently there is an ink-to-text recognition function in one-note, but only as an edit option, and results of accuracy are still quite mixed. Would be nice if there was a canvas option for live ink-to-text recognition (e.g. see Myscript Mobile). This would vastly improve the user experience of onenote and is in essence the missing piece in the whole onenote experience. Have been waiting for this function for years now.

    42 votes
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