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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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      • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd have to say both are important to me, though if I had to choose one it would probably be #1.

        Regarding #2 (export), I could see lots of types of content/combinations that are possible in OneNote that might not translate to markdown very well, but even partial export support would be a huge plus.

      • Geoff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think the feedback gathering questions are flawed and need further defining.
        1) The ability to create new pages in OneNote from markdown?
        Does this mean you can type markdown and it will convert to a style in onenote? If this is the case you should definitely fix the bug in OneNote that it doesn't properly use the styles from office first. The other issue that you will run into is how much of the markdown spec you integrate, and would you allow us to add our own style sheet. If you are just going to do the h1-h6 and normal then this feature itself is not that useful.

      • Jamie Thomson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely more interested in creating pages from markdown rather than recalling as markdown (obviously both would be nice tho)

      • konqui commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i'd prefer the 1st one.
        also integrate (github style markdown features such as creating todo lists like this...

        - [ ] Todo 1
        - [x] Todo 2

        x standing for done tick

      • Christina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For me, taking notes in Markdown would be more important (easy to create readable code snippets)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would make note-taking with code-snippets much easier! Looking forward for this feature!!

      • Igor Dvorkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I understand correctly, is this something a developer in the community could do?

        Is anything blocking the following:

        MarkDown to OneNote:
        markdown -> convert to html -> post page.

        OneNote to MarkDown (likely losing page fidelity):
        OneNote -> Get as HTML -> Convert to markdown.

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