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  1. Add createdBy, createdDateTime, lastModifiedBy and lastModifiedDateTime to individual page elements via OneNote Graph API

    OneNote definitely has author information about individual edits within a page (i.e. individual divs or whatever), as this can be viewed through the API. We would like this information through the Graph API.

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      0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • API support for page versionning

      It should possible take a backup copy of page using the same mechanism as the application built-in versioning mechanism.
      Eg. Before modying a page with the Rest API.

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        0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          184 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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?

        • Better search within OneNote

          OneNote should have a real full text search like in Word. If I search for "ex", it doesn't find words like "text", "next", etc. Only words like "experiment"

          27 votes
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          • Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

            Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

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            • notebook color

              Add a 'color' property to the 'notebook' object.

              With a 'color' property, apps developed with the API could present a more uniform experience across different devices and domains.

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              • OneNote SEARCH function not working properly on Android mobile

                I am using the OneNote app on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge mobile phone (Android OS).
                It works fine. Only the SEARCH function does NOT work as it should be.
                When searching for a word, it gives me only the page where the item is found.
                So it doesn't jump to the searched word (by highlighting it as it should do).
                That's a serious shortcoming of the product and makes it a very bad application.
                How can i resolve this shortcoming?
                I have a Samsung Galaxy Edge 6.
                Andoid version: 5.1.1
                I have also installed the newest version of OneNote…

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                  4 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to reorder page

                  Ability to set order of the page created and reorder of the pages would be useful

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                    3 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add ALT+F11 shortcut to VBA in OneNote

                    just like outlook, excel, word, etc

                    37 votes
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                    • Convert Word Doc to OneNote

                      It would be valuable to enable OneNote to Import and convert MS Word Docs into OneNoite

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                      • Make OCR available in the C# API

                        Make OCR available in the C# API of OneNote so that we can use it in C# console/wpf/winforms/... apps.
                        This way we can replace MODI and do real automation.

                        91 votes
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                        • API support for accessing a page's custom tags

                          This was requested in the idea for 'API support for tags, including custom tags', but that has been marked as completed on the basis that support for built-in tags only has been launched.
                          (The Evernote API allows you to read (and set) custom tags, which makes it considerably more versatile.)

                          82 votes
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                          • Fix template

                            It would be helpful if a template could be locked so cells could be filled in without the ability to change template text or add cells

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                            • Being able to apply styles to the text like in Word.

                              See how in Word that when we type we can apply styles to our text. The same should be available in Onenote. For example, changing all my headings into a different style. Adding the sample text styles would be really helpful.

                              29 votes
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                              • Support 'Apps for Office' to allow custom TaskPanes within OneNote apps.

                                Other Office applications support the addition of custom taskpanes via the Javascript-based apps for Office model. it would be great if OneNote apps had the same support.

                                81 votes
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                                • Locking Notes - prevent accidental deletion between corolation

                                  It is too easy to delete notes and fields. We use onenote between two sites and accidental deletion of notes has been a problem. A "lock function" would be usefull to prevent deletion but still allow information to be entered

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Cross-reference Bookmarks like Word

                                    It'd be great to see OneNote manage bookmarks the way Word does and then allow for {REF myTarget \h} cross-references to be created

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                                    • Embed/duplicate page or note container across different pages

                                      It would be great to be able to select specific sections, pages, note containers, or even paragraphs to appear in multiple pages/sections/notebooks. Change one page and its twin in the other notebook updates as well.

                                      I have several notebooks--some private, some shared. In one of the shared project notebooks, we keep individual to-do lists so we can all see which tasks the other team members are tackling.
                                      However, I want those tasks to display in my personal to-do list in my private notebook as well. Now I either need to jump from notebook to notebook to have my complete task…

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Please have the search function find pictures throughout all notebooks.

                                        I dont always take a picture but when i do it's one that i will need to find later...its a pain to have to back through weeks for pages to find that one pic... it would be nice to click a button in the search window and have a thumbnail selection window pop-up.

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                                        • Provide Client APIs to allow offline editing without conflicts

                                          While most Android phones are permanently connected to the internet via 3G or LTE, many tablets are still WiFi only and will not have internet connectivity when on the go.

                                          If I wish for app to allow offline editing of OneNote files, I currently have to store any changes that are made locally and sync them when the device regains connectivity. But what if the user also makes changes in the official OneNote app or another OneNote API app at the same time? The changes from each app would not be reflected in the others, and this may result in…

                                          46 votes
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