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  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.

    192 votes
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    • 117 votes
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      • Painfully slow with new updates

        For some reason with the new updates the app has become painfully slow, please address this issue I'm sure I'm not the only.

        My MacBook Air is early 2014
        i7 1.7GHz
        8Gb 1600mz ddr3
        500GB SSD
        HD Graph 5000 1500mb

        29 votes
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        • 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!

          102 votes
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          • 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.

            62 votes
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            • 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?

              51 votes
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              • Slow program after updating to version 15.31

                The programme is extremely slow in everything i do. Even when i just writes. So slow that I, sadly, can't use it in practise. The problems started the 20th of February when i updated to version 15.31.

                18 votes
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                • 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.

                  69 votes
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                  • Give option to work offline all the time

                    Allow the option to never use online sync. I do not want to have my OneNote online, ever.
                    This is possible on my daughter's Windows laptop, but not on my MacBook, even though I paid for the product. Why?
                    Should be my choice whether to use online or not. I don't like being forced to go online... to do a simple thing like add a notebook. Really?
                    I want to keep my stuff on MY laptop and MY backup system, not anywhere else.

                    16 votes
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                    • Please, please, please allow us to collapse subpages like you can in the Windows version

                      As above. You wouldn't believe how much better this single feature would make the Mac version of the product.

                      21 votes
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                      • 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.

                        84 votes
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                        • 16 votes
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                          • 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.

                            13 votes
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                            • 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.

                              68 votes
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                              • 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!

                                19 votes
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                                • Add touchbar support for MacBook Pro!

                                  All Microsoft Office apps (or almost all of them), including Excel, Powerpoint, & Word all have support for touchbar, except OneNote. Please add touchbar support for OneNote!

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Freezing from January 2017

                                    For the past 2 months, my onenote has been randomly freezing and shutting down. This is a problem since I am a student trying to take notes in classes, but struggling when app is not working. All my notes from a whole day disappeared when shutting down yesterday.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      42 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        49 votes
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                                        • 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

                                          12 votes
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