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  1. Zoombox writing capability

    I've used notability before and have really enjoyed the zoombox writing ability for more precise/zoomed in writing while still being able to see the larger screen.

    I think this would be really great. !

    6 votes
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  2. Please add the direct scanning into One Note feature back in!

    Please add the direct scanning into One Note feature back in!

    24 votes
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  3. Full OCR Data

    The OCR data in OneNote has both a token and text data:

    <one:OCRText><![CDATA[CHAPTER 32 ]]></one:OCRText>
    <one:OCRToken startPos="0" x="132.75" y="76.5" width="207" height="27" />

    Please make this available via JSON for add-ins and in the API. For example:

    {[

     {
    
    &quot;text&quot;:&quot;something&quot;,
    &quot;position&quot;:{
    &quot;x&quot;: 132
    &quot;y&quot;: 40
    &quot;width&quot;: 150
    &quot;height&quot;: 200
    }
    },
    //Rest of OCR text associated with an image

    ]}

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  4. Send Website to OneNote Better

    Improve sending Internet Explorer websites to OneNote better. Please get it to keep the same formatting

    3 votes
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  5. windows 10 mobile pen or draw function

    I have the Lumia 950 xl and I think it be great if you can add the draw function to it.
    The screen is big enough for it.

    6 votes
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  6. add-in

    Is it possible to update the Class notebook Add-In in the desktop app to be up to date with the Online manage notebook options (add teacher only section to class notebook, change names all at once, etc.)

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  7. Class notebook add in on ios

    Class notebook add in as an update for iOS app please

    21 votes
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  8. A way to report service errors

    I can not find a way to report errors when the service is down or misbehaves. The /v1.0/me/notes/pages API call returns empty results in our region (works fine in the US West region) since yesterday morning and it is not possible to report this issues to anyone.

    7 votes
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  9. Possibility to create a link for consultation without login need from personal account

    Actually, rom a personal account, I can't create a link for consultation without login. So my students must login to consult my notes. But I can't ask it from them actually. So it would be great to have the possibility like on the education or professional accounts to create a link we can open , read and write without login necessary.

    3 votes
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  10. Fix OneNote 2007 references

    In Office 2007 installation there is a problem with the references to objects ans types libearies. It would be nice to fix that and document the way to include references in the reference list.

    Thx

    3 votes
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  11. Allow setting a background image on a page

    The inbuilt templates have an image embedded into the page. I'd like to do this programatically please.

    the body node only allows background colour, settings an image that is the background relative to top left of the page would be great,
    Also mentioned here:

    https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/6164483-lock-an-image-as-a-background

    7 votes
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  12. 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.

    20 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Add hyperlink content to exported file

    When a notebook is exported, the hyperlink content (to other pages in other notebooks e.g.) is getting lost in the moment. It would be very useful to enable to add the hyperlink content at the end of the file or similar, so get a document with working hyperlinks. Cheers

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  15. Using the arrows in full page view

    to be able to switch quickly between pages in OneNote in full screen mode using the arrows as are available when you insert a large document.

    3 votes
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  16. Create template for "to do" list

    It would be helpful to have a template format that is a "to do" list with boxes to check when each item is complete

    3 votes
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  17. Create a New Page with a Certain Indent Level

    We should be able to create a page and have that page be indented at a certain level upon creation.

    Right now if we want to do that, we have to first create the page, then keep trying to patch indent to it periodically until OneNote actually does make the page and allows a patch. It'd be nice to unify the two calls (which requires a loop right now since patch always fails 404 for about a minute or so due to creation sync delays with OneNote)

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  18. Ability to set Rule Lines via API

    It would be useful to be able to set rule lines via the API. We've got a customer who would like it as we create NoteBooks across the school.

    6 votes
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  19. Honestly? Like first thing I noticed is I'm not able to navagigate to e middle of words buy touch and hold or even just touch.

    It always jumps me to the end of words or the beginning which isn't a thing I'm used to as an apple user I'm used to being able to zoom into the text by touching and holding then selecting where I want my cursor to be. I can't do that with your app it just takes me to the end or beginning of the word. Is this how it's supposed to be? It feels like a bug.

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  20. Page templates available for meeting notes

    Page templates available for meeting notes

    After selecting the meeting notes for any meeting in outlook calender, it should be possible to select an user defined page template for those meeting notes. (in Case that page templates are defined)

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