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  1. Code spell-check

    Spell checking in areas with the "code" style should be smart about word separation. For example, "sector_size", "sectorSize", and "SectorSize" should be spell checked the same as "sector size".

    Currently my code snippets show a lot of spelling errors, which is distracting.

    I don't know if applying the "code" style embeds any semantic markup in the page, or if it just applies a monospaced font, but I guess you'd need that too.

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    • Enable OneNote API as an IFTTT source, not just target

      Currently OneNote API is an IFTT target; I'd like to be able to write recipes that use OneNote activities as a trigger

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      • Support Instant Ink-to-Text Recognition in Multiple Languages

        API support for on canvas instant ink-to-text recognition in multiple languages.

        Currently there is an ink-to-text recognition function in one-note, but only as an edit option, and results of accuracy are still quite mixed. Would be nice if there was a canvas option for live ink-to-text recognition (e.g. see Myscript Mobile). This would vastly improve the user experience of onenote and is in essence the missing piece in the whole onenote experience. Have been waiting for this function for years now.

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        • 27 votes
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          • 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.

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              1 comment  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 28 votes
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                2 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • API to let me share a notebook with someone

                Just like how a user share a notebook with one or more other users, I want to be able to do this programmatically.

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                  7 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When PDF rendering is added, make the text available to the developer!

                  When you do add the feature to render a PDF document directly into the note itself, please make the PDF text accessible to the developer. This would enable a huge, exciting new class of apps based on the OneNote API.

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                    1 comment  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow additional meta tags for pages (besides just "created")

                    Allow additional meta information to be associated with individual OneNote pages, such as links to additional resources or other dates.

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                      0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 38 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 16 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            started  ·  Gareth Jones responded

                            We recently shipped beta SDKs for iOS and Android for OneNote on github.

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                              0 comments  ·  Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • API to recall images across notebooks, or within a notebook, or within a section

                              Instead of parsing through OneNote pages and get images that are on the pages back, it would be great to be able to call GET https://www.onenote.com/api/v1.0/images and get all the images back across all of the user's notebooks. You should be able to also scope to where the images come from. For example, doing a GET https://www.onenote.com/api/v1.0/notebooks/{id}/images would get back all the images from the notebook with the id=={id}.

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                              • API to return default Notebook and section

                                Right now, the API always creates the new page in the user's default notebook and section. Users are often confused where they got created and they can't find them. It would be helpful to have an API to get this location back so at least my app can show where the page got created.

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                                  1 comment  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Equil SmartPen 2

                                    Increase integration with the Equil SmartPen 2. Have the ability to import vector diagrams directly from the Equil SmartPen, change color and thickness of pen strokes, and convert to text all within OneNote.

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