OneNote for Mac

How can we improve OneNote for Mac?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Leaving (or option to leave) the section tabs at the top on the page instead of on the side

    Of the new experimental features is the sections tabs moving to the side of the page instead of displaying at the top. This kills screen space as it takes a huge chunk or horizontal space for people who work with two windows side by side. If the feature is coming, please leave an option to revert back to displaying these tabs at the top of the notebook.

    135 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      84 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please allow the ability to hide the sidebar (its even more intrusive in the new update)

      Please allow Mac users the ability to hide the sidebar! It's huge, takes up 1/3rd of my screen (which is already a small 13" to begin with). Everything else is great! But I am seriously considering another solution since my MacBook Air screen real estate is already very low... Thank you!

      68 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 53 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the sidebar as small as possible.

          The new sidebar for onenote is stupid. I don't want to have to scroll sideways to read my notes (i insert PDF and write to the right of them). The space should be for notes not for watching the sidebar. It is to big and takes up to much space inwards from the side. It was taking to much space before the last update but now it is totaly insane. This has ruined OneNote for me.

          61 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • For the love of God.......please place the newest note at top (or add sort feature)

            Good grief Microsoft! If you can't give us a sort feature at least put the NEWEST NOTE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST. Making us scroll through hundreds of notes to see the newest is beyond stupid.

            28 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Printing

              I don’t understand why a Note Program where we frequently have to print the notes, cannot format the page to fit computer paper 8x11? I have to fight the program to print the pages accurately. Am I doing something wrong?

              24 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Collapsable pages and subpages

                Please add the feature that would allow subpages to be collapsed. This feature is available in the Windows version, but not in the Mac. I use both a Mac and Windows computer, but because a page/folder can have a lot of other pages, it makes it very difficult to find a page. Please add this feature, it would greatly help and provide excellent usage ability for others to further enjoy the great features of OneNote.

                35 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Give the option to resize sidebars in the experimental features

                  It would be great if we could resize the sidebars in the experimental UI. It'd also be great if the users could choose to have the sidebar appear as a bar along the top of the screen in a manner similar to the old UI but with the new look.

                  43 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The old layout was better than the new layout

                    I don´t think that the new layout is very good. It is really annoying and confusing compared to the old layout. And it has mixed up my notes, so i don´t know where some of my notes are. And it has also made the screen smaller, so what i wrote can´t fit in the screen, so i have to move the screen so i can see all my notes. And i don´t like that. I like to see all my notes on one screen. So i hope that other people also feel like the old layout was better than the…

                    35 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improved Tagging

                      Need a way more advanved Tagging system/search system to organize notes. I want to be able to easily add custom tags to a note and then search quickly using multiple tags. Should be easier to add tags to notes and create new tags simply by typing them in at the top of the note and not having to open up a dialogue box and pre-load all your custom tags. Basically I want to be able to add tags as a file system for my notes including advanced search using multiple tags or tag hierarchies across notebooks.

                      38 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • outlook

                        One Note to access outlook calendar on Mac and iOS to create meeting minutes.

                        13 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sort Out The "Beach-balling" (Not Responding/Force Quit)

                          Seems to be happening very often these days. Normally on resuming from sleep when the internet connection is delayed (or disrupted for a few seconds). It is becoming a real nuisance - to the point where alternative Note taking apps might become necessary (as to go offline and suddenly find you don't have access to some notes as the "Not Responding" has meant the application has not sync'd

                          6 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In Windows, we can open a document inserted in OneNote, open it, and edit it. On Mac computers, all documents are opened in a Read Only mode

                            In Windows, we can open a document inserted in OneNote (e.g. a Word document), open it, and edit it. On Mac computers, all documents are opened in a Read Only mode. It would be great if we would be able to directly edit it.

                            104 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Page Setup Options

                              Simply having page setup for starters. I just want to print as landscape so it will fit o 1 page rather than 4 and it's not an option...UGH!

                              6 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make OneNote compatible between Mac and Windows platforms

                                Mac users cannot open OneNote files created on a Windows PC and stored on the organizations Exchange network/shared drives. The files are totally incompatible and limits who can use OneNote (and certainly any collaborative function). This is true with iOS devices.

                                39 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please add support for non-win32 clients to support splitting up printouts accross multiple pages.

                                  The Win32 client is the only client that supports splitting up printouts across multiple pages and printouts in the Win32 client work completely differently than in all of the other OneNote clients. This same issue exists on the modern Windows client (UWP), iOS, Mac, etc. Please add the ability to split up printouts across multiple pages like we can with the Win32 client.

                                  6 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Onenote is almost great but it definitely needs reminders, alarms and calendar alert (sync with other calendar?)

                                    Onenote is almost great but it definitely needs reminders, alarms and calendar alert (sync with other calendar?). Some notes are made to be reminders, I believe it is an essential feature.

                                    51 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unresponsive UI whilst Syncing

                                      Latest version (and possibly previous versions are disastrous in that the UI goes unresponsive whilst syncing. e.g. Just had a "nightmare" trying to change the column width of a table. But any change you get an immediate sync and the UI goes unresponsive. So go off and work on a different application, come back a few minutes later put OneNote into foreground and it does an immediate sync and UI is again unresponsive (as in can't change table column widths, menus don't work, etc. And despite minimal note content a sync is taking ages. It is making the application unusable.

                                      4 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save as PDF splits line across pages (horizontally) top half of characters on one page, bottom half on next page

                                        When you “Save as PDF” or print to PDF, text lines can be split half way across two pages (i.e. top half of each charactert on bottom of one page, bottom half of each character on a line in top of next page

                                        10 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stop the sudden need to regularly log back in

                                          With a recent update to OneNote for OSX suddenly every couple of days OneNote says there has been a login error.
                                          This used to happen occasionally, but you would just press "Login" again and it would work.
                                          Now however, a box comes up where you have to enter username and password every time. VERY annoying - please reverse what ever "improvement" you implemented to make this happen.

                                          114 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Some people are continuing to experience repeated sign-in prompts, even after installing version 15.27 of OneNote 2016 for Mac and OneNote for iPhone and iPad which did fix the issue for many people.
                                            If you are still having this issue, please get status updates on this issue by visiting https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fixes-or-workarounds-for-recent-issues-in-OneNote-for-Mac-3d03ffa3-d39f-4c8a-9efc-3b70c1185a2b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
                                            to view when this has been corrected. The onenote.uservoice.com site is only for voting on new features and you will receive better updates by going to that support webpage.

                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 37 38
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          OneNote for Mac

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base