OneNote Developer APIs

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  1. Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

    Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

    1,511 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    49 votes
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  7. 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:

    47 votes
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  8. 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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  9. integrate code snippets

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

    42 votes
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  10. Ability to add border to text boxes (and fill) & Ability to add thumbnails of images which expand on click

    Both so simple. I write in the nice, flexible boxes, then want a border to distinguish this from other but i have to draw a rectangle but then i always have to adjust the rectangle to the text box when expanding and shifting.
    When I add large images from slides, I want a thumbnail.
    If i make it big enough to read it takes up the whole screen and ruins my layout.

    41 votes
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  11. 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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  12. add ALT+F11 shortcut to VBA in OneNote

    just like outlook, excel, word, etc

    38 votes
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  13. Add an option to add a "Copy" button next to text

    Add an option to add a "Copy" button next to some text, to easily copy the highlighted text with one button click.

    This is useful especially for posting snippets of code/configuration that:


    1. Can be easily changed when copying/typing elsewhere


    2. Is sometimes surrounded by quotes or other punctuation and selecting it can be annoying


    37 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 27 votes
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  16. Real-Time Stylus Input APIs

    There's a lot of cool stuff that could be done, such as custom OCR, stylizing/changing handwriting in real-time.

    26 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Allow OneNote notebooks to exist in Onedrive/O365 and also be replicated on a local server on a site.

    OneNote API is for the Onedrive onenote, The COM API is for desktop onenote.

    I would like to write an app that would offer the flexibility of having onenotes online (onedrive/etc) but also having the peace-of-mind of having a local copy on a server for a site to work on so they don't get lag and also still have the notebooks if their internet dies.

    I .. I don't think this is possible right now.

    20 votes
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  20. 19 votes
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