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  1. scan from hp scanner directly to onenote

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

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  2. Bring back the link with Outlook task manager

    in the calendos and Outlook as in 2016

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  3. 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…

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    26 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Add page to the top of a section by default

    In general I am more interested in notes I have just created. In the list of pages, I would like to see my most recent notes first.

    Could the "Add Page" button be configurable so that I can choose to add the page to the top of the section by default?

    8 votes
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  10. 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…

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    6 votes
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  15. 17 votes
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    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?

  17. 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"

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  18. 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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  19. calender

    a calender available would be extremely useful?

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  20. Barcode Reader

    Could you add a bar-code reader for making grocery lists. It would be extremely convenient to scan items and have them entered directly into a shopping list

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