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  1. OneNote UWP add-in API

    OneNote UWP add-in APIs are essential to a successful OneNote-Office transition to UWP. Office-OneNote add-in capability have a healthy ecosystem for customized user-developer functionality, such as Onetastic, OneNote UWP add-in APIs should be sustained to empower users-developers to provide unusual or domain specific functionality, which can quickly be developed and deployed to meet domain-specific user-needs and become candidates for eventual OneNote PWS integration. As an example, an Office-OneNote healthcare Electronic Medical Record (EMR) set of macros is used for clinicians to maintain patient records for small medical practices. Losing OneNote Office API integration decreases the Microsoft value proposition.

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      1 comment  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can you make a function so the highlighterpen can only draw straight

      Can you make a function so the highlighterpen can only draw straight

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      • symbols / special characters

        Can you please add special characters/symbols like there is on Word ?
        Greek letters / mathmatical characters etc. are not accesible.
        Everytime I need to use it, I have to copy from somewhere else and paste on OneNote...

        Thanks ahead!

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        • A simple way to Code Syntax HIghlight...No extension required !

          I was searching for any extension that can help me format my code on my OneNote Mac, but I failed. Now finally I discovered a way to do it.
          If you want to paste a code from any source into your onenote with all the syntax and formatting highlight intact, heres a simple solution.
          Here's the trick:

          Visit the stack overflow site and in the reply section, paste your code in the CODE block, after this stackoverflow will show you the preview of your code in Syntax highlighted manner.
          Now just code from the preview and paste in OneNote.....DONE !! …

          33 votes
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          • Publish OneNote COM Add-in to Windows Store via GitHub

            Now that Microsoft owns GitHub, it would be great if the Windows Store could be expanded to support Win32 apps - think OneNote COM Add-in - published by the developer to the Microsoft store. The Microsoft store could be enhanced to support legacy installs via a MSI executable. Microsoft could also serve as signing authority to issue Authenticode code signing cert to developers with a GitHub account.

            2 votes
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            • Export sections to hard drive

              One note 2016 allowed the sections to rest in folders on a hard drive or in our case our NAS. The new onenote only lives in the cloud, So instead of having a onenote for a project, that rests with all the other files for that project in it folder on a harddrive, now all sections must live in the cloud? In two years and 200 plus projects, how would you even archive old projects if they can not be exported to a hard disk? Bring back the abilty to open and close individual onenote files from a hard disk.

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              • API to list notebooks in sharepoint site even if the site has more than 20000 items in it

                API can have a "search by displayName" feature instead of restricting the API to be used if share point has more than 20000 items in it or at least it can provide a paginated response

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                  0 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why Onenote Online's hyperlink has 'http://' at the beginning

                  I want to use hyperlink to open a protocol app, but the online's link will add a 'http://'; at the beginning. I think it is not necessary. And it is different from UWP OneNote.
                  Now how can i open my protocol UWP APP?

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                  • Provide an API to rename existing notebooks

                    Need a way, preferably via PowerShell, to rename a notebook after a site is created. The default "Team Site Notebook" is not useful when that is the name of all your notebooks.

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                    • Notebook and pages 'read only' by creator

                      Would be great if there was functionality to make notebooks or pages read only by the creator of the notebook or page. We use OneNote at our work for team huddle and huddle notes. Managers would like to have it as read only to prevent their colleagues from changing the huddle notes or attendees.

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                      • All Most Imp. Point for One Note Windows 10 , Very Exclusive Points to be Added , than it will be Full Featured app. And compete to any and

                        All Most Imp. Point for One Note Windows 10 , Very Exclusive Points to be Added , than it will be Full Featured app. And compete to any and best one will be proved in World. That’s It.

                        1. Notebook Group, Section Group,Page group,as well Rename.in Android.& All
                        In current senario of bunch of Info Its Must.

                        2. Auto add Notes Created in PC or Mobile. - as we have to do manually and its not good as many can forget to add and will be useless, and imp. Info can be lost.

                        3. It Doesn`t Recognise hand writtens words…

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                        • 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.

                          61 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Markdown Support for OneNote (desktop and web)

                            I know there's already an Idea posted for this topic however the original poster of the idea hasn't provided feedback as to what exactly they meant. so here goes:

                            It's simply the ability to use Markdown in OneNote pages, Currently I use the tool to take all of my work notes, and as a Developer I need to add code blocks, code lines and other formatting into my notes,. It would be great if Markdown was added to OneNote just like in GitHub wikis or Stackoverflow for example as I would hate moving away from using it!

                            1,833 votes
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                              26 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              100 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  REST API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back the link with Outlook task manager

                                in the calendos and Outlook as in 2016

                                5 votes
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                                • 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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                                      182 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"

                                      24 votes
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                                      • Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote

                                        Integrate Wunderlist with OneNote to gain features like list reminders

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                                          34 comments  ·  Others  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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