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  1. 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…

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  2. Insert blank lines between two entries

    Create an easy way to add blank lines between entries on a page in OneNote (on my desktop PC). Example: I have a page for household repairs. First item is a note dated 7/15/2013. Second entry is dated 7/15/2015 and starts just after the 2013 item. Now I want to insert an overlooked item, dated 7/15/2014! Doing that is tedious. I'd like to just "insert" a new unrelated blank line between two entries, and I could enlarge it from there while typing.

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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Lets you export the picture added to the note.

    So that you can re-use the picture.

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  5. 4 votes
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  6. get page content should return lists as items in LI tags

    Get page content does not return multi level lists but only flat paragraphs. The level of indentation is lost that way. The API should either return HTML lists or add that information to the attributes of the paragraphs.

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  7. Add Dictionnary

    I am pretty sure I'm not the only one, who would REALLY like to have a dictionary in One Note. At least in English, French, Spanish and Chinese for starting, but something, please.

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  8. OneNote for Android platform

    i totally love having OneNote in my windows phone. thanks for making it simple. unfortunately I have shifted to android latform now and would appreciate if OneNote is available there too. Thanks

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  9. Hi, need a pencil tool to draw something.

    Hi,

    A pencil tool will be very help full while creating notes.

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  10. Make contacts page after scanning business cards download to excel spreadsheet.

    We need to be able to sort & export contacts to a spreadsheet.

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Drawing chain of lines of fixed unit distance

    It would be nice to be able to draw lines in a chain so that the end of the firstline is the start point of the following line. Would make for easier drawing
    of poly shapes.

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  13. 4 votes
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  14. add option to search pages

    Hey, My notebook have lots of page. It's not handy scroll down and find page. So, it's need option to search pages.

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  15. IT is not a Ideal, it's fact!!!

    One Note!!!!
    One Drive I hate them to a extreme, been a User of Microsott and Windows for at least 30 yr. I hate them both sol bad I'm seriourly thinking of changing to Apple!!! One note and One drive completly takes over your computer and the bullshit of going in circles for hours because one or both keep taking you to a direction that you never asked for nor want to use onedrive. It won't let you go the direction you want. ItForces you to use things the way they want!!!!!

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  16. Be able to put several clips into one note.

    Right now you can clip a page or section of page and it drops into OneNote, but have an option where you can keep clipping multiple clips (for example researching a subject) and then once you have many clips on the clipper, go ahead and drop them all onto one new page instead of having to have each clip be a page on its own.

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  17. oneNote recent notebooks not loading

    oneNote recent notebooks not loading

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  18. New OneNote Page Types

    I hope OneNote gets a major update to handle new Page types or at least new Page elements. Currently, you have a Notebook, and you can have Sections with Pages. But all those Pages are the same (formatted text/tablets/images/basic lists). It would be interesting if there were new Page types that we can add to each section. For example instead of just 'New Page', there could be 'New List' (for more advanced lists), 'New Agenda', 'New Doodle', etc. (Just like a real physical binder would have). :)

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  19. Word Count

    With a few tweaks, OneNote can graduate from content collection to content production. I know there are macros that simulate this functionality and dedicated apps that have this feature (Scrivener), but would greatly enhance content creation within OneNote. Word count, word count goals.

    17 votes
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  20. Enable OneNote API for data storage on Phone, health vault, box, and other HIPAA compliant data storage options

    Enable OneNote API for development with other apps. Moreover, API should allow data storage on smart Phone, health vault, box, and other HIPAA compliant data storage options.

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