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markdown support right from onenote, just like the brand new wordpress addin

OneNote page to markdown would be great

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering feedback  ·  OneNote API Team Admin responded  · 

    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?

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I started using Ulysses because taking notes just takes too long on OneNote :( - we still use OneNote for the shared reference materials in the company, but it's a shame there's no way to use markdown syntax.

      • bbeal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please please please add this. I need to be able to record code blocks. Even if you supported just code back ticks so format code it would be a serious improvement. Software developers can not use one note to take notes regarding source code without CMD+OPT+SHIFT+4 or WINDOW+S and then paste. Thats right, my notebooks are filled to the brim of screen shots. I can't believe internal employees aren't asking for this themselves.

      • Zane Wong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow all files to be written in Markdown!

        If you can support MathJax and other more complex Markdown features then it would be super helpful!

      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1 Will be good Please!!!!! I can't believe we can't use markdown in 2018 on onenote

      • Ara Yapejian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please, already ditched Evernote for the lack of markdown, this would be killer. Mostly use OneNote on MacOS so support there would be fantastic!

      • Shameer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For me it's #2, the ability to get a page as Markdown.
        OneNote is really good for ad-hoc note-taking. Once an idea is fleshed-out, it would be great to copy it to something with better history tracking like VSTS wiki or GitHub

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really want #1 - creating OneNote pages with markdown!!
        Not concerned with #2 (recalling OneNote pages as markdown).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What we want is to type markdown formatting tags and have them automatically add appropriate formatting on the fly.

      • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am not the original author but being able to write use Markdown to make notes and have be rendered as Office/OneNote alternatives, similar to how they are done based on Markdown "spec"

        A raw markdown view (text only) and a rich edit view (markdown rendered)

      • Chaz Weber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to see some kind of movement on this as well since its been gathering feedback for almost 2 years. Using Markdown in apps like Slack and Trello have been time savers and are a quick way to format text when you're really cranking away on notes, communicating code blocks, etc.

      • David DeMeulenaere commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Out of the two scenarios you post, the ability to create new pages from markdown would be more important to me.

        What brought me to this is generally transferring notes that have already been written in markdown over to OneNote. As I type and think about your options this it occurs that I will probably be wanting to recall these notes as markdown also.

        My general feeling is that markdown has become my default syntax for any kind of commenting or documenting on the web and it'd be nice to not have to context shift now that I'm trying to use OneNote as my primary notes repository.

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