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  1. allow documents to be scanned in, edited and saved as new document

    Enable working with old pages/files or combine ideas from printed notes into one page or note, store new information for later access or copy into exces or word

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    • Turnitin

      Please develop an API that would allow a student or teacher to submit a page in a Class Notebook to Turnitin for plagiarism detection.

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        • 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.

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            • Differentiating pages in section column

              for example I have pages set for specific days that say exam id like them to pop by being both red and bolded. so ican see how close topic wise I am to one.

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                • oneNote 2016 allows for easy emailing of a page while oneNote for windows10 only offers a sharing feature that has restriction limitations.

                  oneNote 2016 allows for easy emailing of a page while oneNote for windows10 only offers a sharing feature that has restriction limitations.

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                  • 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.

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                    • If I'm not crazy, it seems to be impossible to change the font in any of the MS Office 365 programs. Why would they go backwards! My old O

                      I need to change all the fonts in all my programs to a larger font. I have always been able to do that easily. But in these new programs, it just doesn't seem possible. Why would they make a change that is detrimental to low-vision people? What can I do?

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                      • 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.

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                        • unlock uservoice on onenote

                          Uservoice unclock

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                          • API to identify deleted notebooks/sections/groups IDs

                            Existing API's do not provide a way to identify deleted notebooks/sections/pages. Request you to provide an API to provide the list of items got deleted from a given date.

                            This will be useful in case of offline apps where it syncs periodically to OneNote server.

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                              0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 vote
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                              • As in my oneNote version i use on my PC i am looking for a possibility to send my ON pages from iphone directly.

                                As in my oneNote version i use on my PC i am looking for a possibility to send my ON pages from iphone directly.

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                                • Add-In Ink Support

                                  Allow OneNote add-ins to access ink position data (height, width, x, y and type - highlight, ink stroke, etc.) Current implementations only allow for getting id. Not very useful.

                                  Stack Overflow Link: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43809841/onenote-inkstroke-floatingink-api/43900155#43900155

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                                  • One Note for visual and organized people

                                    1. Hyperlinks should be a different color than text, and that should be custom depending on user requirements.
                                    2. Check To Do items should drop off automatically.
                                    3. when adding to a page the latest item should be on top, just like it is in outlook.
                                    4. To Do should have an option to add a due date w/out having to use tasks.
                                    5. When clicking on a email I put in one note it would be nice if I could bring up that email in outlook so I can use it to follow up. Now I have to find…

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                                    • Webhooks via Graph API

                                      Please add webhooks on Graph API.

                                      I assume this is on the roadmap, but there is nothing mentioned. There are several gaps that make moving to graph (and supporting business notebooks) difficult.

                                      So far, we cannot get webhooks or update pages via Graph. Some indication that we will be able to soon support these features would be great.

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                                      • password

                                        I need a way to set and remove passwords from sections using the onenote interop. I routinely establish several hundred onenote notebooks with multiple sections and some of those require different passwords.

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                                        • Update link text from "Link to Paragraph"

                                          Right click on a text and you will have option to "Copy Link to Paragraph".
                                          Paste the link somewhere.
                                          Change the original text.
                                          Automatic update of the pasted link would be great.

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