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  1. 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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  2. Being able to apply styles to the text like in Word.

    See how in Word that when we type we can apply styles to our text. The same should be available in Onenote. For example, changing all my headings into a different style. Adding the sample text styles would be really helpful.

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  3. QR Codes

    I am wondering if OneNote can create QR Codes so that I can input information directly into specific places.

    For example. I assign a student a specific QR Code. That QR Code is linked into my OneNote under a notebook for that student. After scanning their QR Code, the student is able to take a picture of their work. That picture is then automatically loaded into my OneNote in the student's notebook for documentation. Is this possible?

    I am asking because there is a program called Sesame that allows teachers to do this and it would be highly beneficial if…

    25 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Insert Shapes

    Just like word, or PPT, inserting shapes would be a great additon to one note!

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  6. 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…

    18 votes
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  7. 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?

    16 votes
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  8. Locking Notes - prevent accidental deletion between corolation

    It is too easy to delete notes and fields. We use onenote between two sites and accidental deletion of notes has been a problem. A "lock function" would be usefull to prevent deletion but still allow information to be entered

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 8 votes
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  12. 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…

    8 votes
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  13. copy

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

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  14. decent instruction

    How about some clear instructions. Not those idiotic videos, but clear written instructins

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  15. allow the ability to save on a flash drive!

    If I'm working on something. I might want to work offline, from the original.

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  16. Please have the search function find pictures throughout all notebooks.

    I dont always take a picture but when i do it's one that i will need to find later...its a pain to have to back through weeks for pages to find that one pic... it would be nice to click a button in the search window and have a thumbnail selection window pop-up.

    4 votes
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  17. should be allowed to set reminders

    set reminders for notes

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  18. 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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  19. 4 votes
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  20. 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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