OneNote Developer APIs

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  1. 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

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  2. screen clip in Windows 10

    I went from Win 7 to Win 10 and I can't screen clip, I might need to go back

    19 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Export Options - epub and Publisher Format

    Export to epub should be a standard by now. Publisher Format would allow to keep object positions which it does not seem to do in Word format.

    38 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Insert Shapes

    Just like word, or PPT, inserting shapes would be a great additon to one note!

    17 votes
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  7. 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.

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Add an API to create SectionGroups

    Currently its possible to create Notebooks, Sections and Pages through the REST API. Please add SectionGroup creation to round out the core OneNote hierarchy types.

    18 votes
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  10. 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

    383 votes
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  11. Make page modified times update immediately in the API

    Currently, it takes a long time (seems like 20 minutes to an hour is common) for the ModifiedDate of a page to be reflected in the API after a user makes a change. Meanwhile, the containing Section has its ModifiedDate updated immediately. This is very strange behavior. It also seems like sometimes *only* the section's ModifiedDate ever changes, even though I'm clearly adding text to a page.

    Since there's no notification mechanism in the OneNote API, my current solution is to poll for changes (to update our Slack channel), but this has unexpected delays and reliability problems due to the…

    6 votes
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  12. Why don't you provide a API to capture a web page as HTML content but not image ?

    The web page screenshot is not very convenient to read, edit and copy. I think you should provide an API which can accept a URL and save the webpage content as HTML format.

    34 votes
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  13. Ink support in the API

    Be able to support something like InkML in OneNote pages through the API.

    122 votes
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  14. 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.

    108 votes
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  15. 22 votes
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    started  ·  Gareth Jones responded

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

  16. 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.

    21 votes
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  17. superscript and subscript don't work frustrating for an app to be used for learning and science

    superscript and subscript don't work frustrating for an app used for science education

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  18. Developer API? What developer API? There's not a developer API. There is a **** poor excuse for a com interface and NOTHING ELSE.

    I looked on the office site and it basically said there was none. That education plugin was such a tease. It made it seem like things would be forthcoming but there's not one. Visual Studio won't let you create add ONs. there are no add ONs. THe app suggests there should be, but they aren't supported.

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  19. Documentation on how to create and update nested lists in onenote pages.

    Currently I cant get nested lists to be updated or created. Can you please provide better documentation.

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  20. page of OneNote for Mac

    OneNote for Mac, page width is too narrow. Please develop new version, so we can expand the page width as wide as we want. I have many pages, I often need to check some information. I set long words in pages, now the page is too narrow, I only can see part of it.

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