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  1. Add-in Samples alongside API Samples

    I would love to see an end to end add-in sample that we can leverage. Today they are in peoples blogs, etc. and it is important to know when to use one or another.

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  2. Include a 'parent' property for Pages and Sections

    Include a parent property in API results so you can work backwards for the tree (or can build a tree with a single API call).

    5 votes
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  3. OneNote Lens API

    It would be great for there to be an API which allows the user of OneNote Lens camera scanning functions.

    I'd like to be able to scan documents and have the API return the cleaned up image and OCR data to my app.

    My app would then allow the user to enter metadata onto the image in the same way notes can be added to PDF documents. The metadata would then be used to group and categorize the files, allowing the user to automatically archive similar documents.

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    27 votes
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  5. 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.

    42 votes
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  6. 27 votes
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  7. 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.

    26 votes
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  8. 28 votes
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  9. 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.

    18 votes
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  10. 39 votes
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  11. 16 votes
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  12. 14 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 4 votes
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  16. 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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