OneNote Developer APIs

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  1. ODATA 'search' for OneNote Business

    I was somewhat shocked when an API tech told me you can't search OneNote Business pages via the API to find the note you need to retrieve or modify.

    I'm sure there are some permissions concerns, but without being able to search using the API is extremely inefficient and not really usable for many purposes.

    Please prioritize giving your paid business customers the same features as your free consumers can get.

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  2. Requests throttling (suggested API call rate)

    What is the suggested maximum OneNote API call rate (API requests per second) over thousands of API requests - in order to NOT get throttled by the service.

    Or, put it in another way, that is the minimum suggested interval between single OneNote API requests, in order to avoid throttling - over thousands of requests needed to be made?

    I would implement this throttling in my client-side code, but any reasonable call rate I've experimented with, currently still leads to throttling, beyond 1000 requests performed.

    My use case is this: I need to mass-import data from OneNote notebooks under an…

    15 votes
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  3. Embed Mentimeter

    Mentimeter is a very powerful interaction tool for classroom activities and it would add great value to interactive and engaging lessons.

    you can easily embed a Poll or quizzes by just pasting the link would be perfect

    16 votes
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  4. BUG: REST API - Getting page collection of a section returns deleted pages

    I noticed that requesting a page collection from a section will return a response with pages that were deleted already. This does not always occur. In my scenario I deleted pages from the OneNote web app and made a call to the following endpoint:

    https://www.onenote.com/api/v1.0/me/notes/sections/{section-id}/pages/

    Both current and deleted pages were returned in the response.

    4 votes
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  5. Webhooks for Office 365 Notes

    Webhooks now work for OneDrive accounts which is great, but we've got Office 365 Business clients clamoring for the same functionality. I know there are privacy and access concerns to be addressed here, but Evernote solved them and I'm sure Microsoft will too.

    It's always tough when paying Business users feel behind free users in functionality. Hope this can be addressed soon.

    111 votes
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  6. Programmer Friendly Pages and Features

    I would like to be able to switch individual pages to a "Programmer Mode" or have some kind of "Frames" to put programming code or commands in. I'm tired of the first letter of every line being capitalized automatically, auto correct changing words in my code, and everything being underlined as a misspelled word.

    99 votes
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  7. Solve the error code: 10013

    Solve the error code: 10013 removing the limit of 20000 items in onedrive (as well as the error with the limit of 5000 item in onenote)

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  8. A Few Things

    Voice to text for efficiency
    Searchable tags
    Tab sections at top of notebook again- it's getting too crowded on the side of the note page- I know you can hide it but section tabs do not stand out visually

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  9. 19 votes
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  10. scan from hp scanner directly to onenote

    Would like to scan directly from my HP all in one printer-scanner into onenote.

    45 votes
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  11. Bring back the link with Outlook task manager

    in the calendos and Outlook as in 2016

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  12. Expose the complete Object Model of Onenote

    The OneNote API should be the API that the Microsoft team that develop OneNote themselves uses.
    There should not be anything that Microsoft can do that a 3:ed party could not do as well.

    There should be a set of basic classes/objects that remain fairly stable over time and then just about everything else should be addons.
    Check out how Visual Studio is done, and then do something similar with OneNote.

    At the very foundation OneNote is nothing but a distributed and replicated Database, so creating new data models/structures should be a trivial thing.
    There could be requirements that there…

    47 votes
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  13. Make tags on the entire note available through the API

    Although OneNote tags on page elements (e.g. <p>) show up in the HTML content returned via the REST API prefixed with a data-tag attribute, tags on the entire note are not returned.
    Jorge Aguirre believes that the right way of representing this information is to add the data-tag attribute to the HTML->head->title element.
    More about this feature (or rather, current lack of it) at:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47025309/any-way-to-get-the-tag-on-a-note-not-just-a-page-element-via-onenote-rest-api

    5 votes
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  14. Onenote tags

    I am syncing OneNote notebooks into my application using MS graph API. Onenote has few tags like To-Do, Important, Question etc. When I fetch html content for particular page these tags comes as data-tag like in -

    <p lang="en-US" data-tag="important" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span lang="en-GB">Abc</p>
    How can I replace these tags with the icon with which they are represented in OneNote UI. If I think to skip these tags the notes look very weird.

    There has to be rest api which gives you binary content or some metadat information about tag provided tag type (name) like to-do

    14 votes
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  15. Mind Maps. , would be great to be able to create mind maps in One Note

    It would be helpful to create basic mind maps in one note. I appreciate I could draw one, but not very professional to export or share.

    39 votes
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  16. Let IFTTT add to a page and not just create a new page

    Adding to the functionality of IFTTT to let it also add to a current page (ie a list) instead of it just created a new page every time.

    14 votes
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  17. OneNote CLI

    I work heavily on Linux systems, we use OneNote for our documentation. I would like to see a OneNote CLI that would give us access to our OneNote account via the command line. I'd like to access our notebooks, folders, and pages and be able to view/create/edit when working on a terminal. This would give us customers the power of OneNote via a single interface or application instead of going back and forth, which would make for convenient and efficient usage.

    23 votes
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  18. Be able to have two notebooks/sections/tabs open under one ribbion

    I think it would be very useful to be able to have two notebooks/section/tab open under one ribbon. I currently use the tablet mode so I am able have the PowerPoint or Pdf. open in word or PP on one side of the screen, while OneNote is open on the other to take notes. I am a college student and need to be able to easily WRITE and HIGHTLIGHT on PowerPoints and pdfs for studying, but would like to be able to take notes on a clean tab with the paper filter or even a whole different section. I print…

    8 votes
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  19. Mini Spreadsheets

    It would be nice to inlay a small spead sheet of 2-25 rows and columns in a page without having to open, name, create, and link to a whole different document to run a few calculations for a quote on the page. I have used tables to do alignment but they don't have math and formats in the cells.

    3 votes
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  20. 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.

    11 votes
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