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  1. Mac: Allow multiple OneNote windows to be open simultaneously

    The Windows version allows multiple OneNote windows to be open with the use of ctrl + M. However the Mac version doesn't have this function at all, which is a great shame as having, simultaneously, two windows open can greatly enhance productivity.

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      320 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We have shipped multi window support for Mac OneNote. Here are the various ways to create a new window -

      • View Tab → New Window
      • Application ‘Window’ Menu → New Window
      • Right click on Dock icon → New Window
      • Right click on a Notebook/Section Group/Section/Page → Open in New Window
      • Shortcut Key: CTRL + m (matching Windows)

      Let us know if there are any issues with the design.

    • Multiple windows

      Multiple windows is not working on the new version (15.36). Could you please fix it?

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        We have shipped multi window support for Mac OneNote. Here are the various ways to create a new window -
        • View Tab → New Window
        • Application ‘Window’ Menu → New Window
        • Right click on Dock icon → New Window
        • Right click on a Notebook/Section Group/Section/Page → Open in New Window
        • Shortcut Key: CTRL + m (matching Windows)

        Let us know if there are any issues with the design.

      • Mac: Specify a Default Font & Font Size

        In OneNote > Preferences... please add a place to specify a default font and font size. Currently, whenever I add text to a new page or a new container, I have to change the Font Size from the miniscule default Calibri 11 to a more readable 14.

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          132 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your suggestion and votes. We added the ability to set your default font and size on Mac. In preferences, there’s a “Edit & View” menu that can be used to set the default. Changes to the default font won’t affect existing notes, but will be applied to all future notes.

        • 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!

          125 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for using OneNote and sharing your feedback! I’m happy to report that the latest version of OneNote for Mac, which was released yesterday, includes the option to resize or hide the navigation panes. Simply use your mouse to drag from the outer edge of any navigation pane to make it bigger or smaller. Or, if you’d like to hide the panes altogether, open the View menu, click on Navigation Panes, and choose the panes you’d like to show or hide.

          • 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.

            113 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for using OneNote and sharing your feedback! I’m happy to report that the latest version of OneNote for Mac, which was released yesterday, offers an option to create new pages at the top of the page list. After installing the update, open the OneNote menu and choose Preferences, then click on Navigation. You should see a setting to choose the position in the page list where new pages are created. Enjoy!

            • 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.

              50 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for using OneNote and sharing your feedback! I’m happy to report that the latest version of OneNote for Mac, which was released yesterday, includes the option to resize or hide the navigation panes. Simply use your mouse to drag from the outer edge of any navigation pane to make it bigger or smaller. Or, if you’d like to hide the panes altogether, open the View menu, click on Navigation Panes, and choose the panes you’d like to show or hide.

              • 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.

                95 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for using OneNote and sharing your feedback! I’m happy to report that the latest version of OneNote for Mac, which was released yesterday, includes the option to resize or hide the navigation panes. Simply use your mouse to drag from the outer edge of any navigation pane to make it bigger or smaller. Or, if you’d like to hide the panes altogether, open the View menu, click on Navigation Panes, and choose the panes you’d like to show or hide.

                • bug: crash after drag text to left over image

                  Bug

                  steps to reproduce:
                  on a new page, add an image.
                  above the image, add some text
                  then try to drag the text to the left - it crashes

                  video of crash:https://vimeo.com/135956579

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                  • one note 15.21 crashes

                    Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

                    Error Signature:
                    Exception: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
                    Exception Code: 0x00000001 (0x00000000a4496a10)
                    Date/Time: 2016-04-06 13:59:23 +0000
                    Application Name: Microsoft OneNote
                    Application Bundle ID: com.microsoft.onenote.mac
                    Application Signature: ONMC
                    Application TimeStamp: 0x5703fa87
                    Application Version: 15.21.0.160402
                    Crashed Module Name: merp
                    Crashed Module Version: 15.21.0.160402
                    Crashed Module Offset: 0x00003328
                    Blame Module Name: MicrosoftProofing
                    Blame Module Version: 15.21.0.160402
                    Blame Module TimeStamp: 0x5703f89b
                    Blame Module Offset: 0x000000000006adce
                    StackHash: ffffd521
                    Application LCID: 1033
                    Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409

                    39 votes
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                      30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi –

                      The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area

                      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1

                      For this particular topic, there is a thread in the Community Forum on this topic —
                      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-onenote/onenote-for-mac-1521-160405-crashes/f77c6e89-54cd-4dae-9fd2-4662d27f4b5b

                      We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.
                      Thanks for participating

                    • Mac: Drawing (Annotating, Highlighting and Handwriting)

                      Functions such as the pen, can be really important when trying to get a certain idea, which can't be expressed so well through pure words, in OneNote.
                      Brining this to the Mac would be very useful for a plethora of people for a variety of tasks and it is for many a vital feature.
                      *UPDATE* We edited this item to remove shapes as we just released that for Mac in 15.18. We left the voting total in place. See more details here http://bit.ly/1m1CTUA

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                      Original Title - Mac: Drawing (shapes and freehand)

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                      Functions such as the pen and…

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                        372 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Today, we’re launching ink in OneNote for Mac. Now you can write, draw and highlight with tools on the new Draw tab using your mouse or trackpad. You can also use your third-party drawing tablet or display that uses a pen or stylus to write, draw and erase –just like pen and paper. And we’ve added lined pages and grids as a background option to help keep your new handwriting and drawings neat and tidy. to view more information about this, go to https://blogs.office.com/2016/07/21/onenote-july-roundup/?Ocid=1.%20Owned%20NA%20(Reactive)_Social_TWITTER_Office_20160721_523421406

                      • Bug Report: CMD+Z function deletes large portion of notes, NO REDO

                        This has happened to me 4 times now and it's frustrating.

                        I used the CMD+Z shortcut to undo my last action, and the application goes ahead and deletes about 4-5 pages worth of notes (20-30 minutes of my note taking). I notice immediately and try to both REDO from the menu, and CMD+Y, but nothing.

                        I go in and check previous versions, nothing. The most recent version of my notebook also deletes that same portion and I can't recover it at all. I go into OneDrive and double check, but it's missing from there too.

                        I understand that this is…

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                        • Bug: rename section on Mac

                          OneNote for Mac (latest version from mac app store as of 6-27-2015)

                          worflow to hit bug:

                          1. Create section "IOS" (uppercase "i")
                          2. right-click section, click rename
                          3. Change section name to "iOS" (lowercase "i") and hit Enter
                          4. error message pops up: "There's already a section with that name. Please try a different name."

                          So changing a character from uppercase to lowercase or vice-versa results in error message.

                          Workaround: name section something else, then rename to desired name. Example: "IOS" rename to "OS" then rename to "iOS"

                          Not a big deal, but would still be nice to clean up…

                          3 votes
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                          • Mac: Audio recording and playback

                            Vote for this if you want to be able to record or play audio while taking notes in OneNote for Mac.

                            394 votes
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                              49 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Completed  ·  Omeed ChandraOmeed Chandra responded

                              Thanks for telling us that you wanted to be able to record and play audio in OneNote for Mac! We listened to your feedback, and I’m excited to announce that we released an update to OneNote for Mac yesterday that adds this functionality. Update to the latest version of OneNote from the Mac App Store and check it out!

                            • You could make the Mac version of the Evernote import tool actually work on a Mac.....

                              You could make the Mac version of the Evernote import tool actually work on a Mac.....
                              Currently the Mac Download link says it only works with Windows 7 or higer.
                              Something of a fail on the special Mac version

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                                Hello. I’m sorry that you encountered that message. Please disregard those requirements. When you download the MAC version from a MAC you should not encounter that message.

                              • Bug Report: Tracking/inter-word spacing is incorrect in OneNote for Mac

                                The spacing between words (tracking) is obviously incorrect in the latest update to OneNote for Mac (15.13.1) but seems fine in the Windows version.

                                I can send screenshots.

                                89 votes
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                                • OneNote for Mac keeps Crashing on start-up

                                  My OneNote is running on the developer version, Yosemite Beta 10.10. Due to an uncertain reason, it kept crashing on start-up. This is very frustrating as I have all my important notes lodged in it.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi –
                                    The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area
                                    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1
                                    We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.

                                    Thanks for participating

                                  • one note for mac crashes! always

                                    onennote on mac crashes every time I try and export PDF and when I copy past to word it doesn't format properly. It only shows a portion fo what I wrote w/ my surface pro because I write across further than word can handle! PLEASE fix!!

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                                      Hi –
                                      The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area
                                      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1
                                      We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.

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                                    • crashes uploading pictures

                                      crashes uploading pictures when internet connection is slow. file transfers should be improved to avoid making system useless when they don't work. I love the system and it helps me do work faster when it works but not when I have to spend an hour and a half on the phone with tech support after trying for days to open it again

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                                        Hi –
                                        The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area
                                        http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1
                                        We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.

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                                      • OneNote for Mac crashes EVERY TIME on startup

                                        The new update has rendered OneNote for Mac unusable. It crashes on Startup every time.

                                        This is not just a serious bug. This is a complete showstopper!

                                        4 votes
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                                          Hi –

                                          The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area

                                          http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1

                                          For this particular topic, there is a thread in the Community Forum on this topic —
                                          http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-onenote/onenote-for-mac-1521-160405-crashes/f77c6e89-54cd-4dae-9fd2-4662d27f4b5b

                                          We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.
                                          Thanks for participating

                                        • My onenote keeps crashing

                                          Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

                                          Error Signature:
                                          Exception: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
                                          Exception Code: 0x00000001 (0x00000000a3c41a10)
                                          Date/Time: 2016-04-08 06:29:24 +0000
                                          Application Name: Microsoft OneNote
                                          Application Bundle ID: com.microsoft.onenote.mac
                                          Application Signature: ONMC
                                          Application TimeStamp: 0x5703fa87
                                          Application Version: 15.21.0.160402
                                          Crashed Module Name: merp
                                          Crashed Module Version: 15.21.0.160402
                                          Crashed Module Offset: 0x00003328
                                          Blame Module Name: MicrosoftProofing
                                          Blame Module Version: 15.21.0.160402
                                          Blame Module TimeStamp: 0x5703f89b
                                          Blame Module Offset: 0x000000000006adce
                                          StackHash: ffffd521
                                          Application LCID: 1030
                                          Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0406
                                          Crashed thread: 12

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                                            Hi –

                                            The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area

                                            http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=onenote&IsSuggestedTerm=false&tab=&CurrentScope.ForumName=Office&CurrentScope.Filter=onenote&ContentTypeScope=QnA%2CDiscussion%2CWiki#/Office/office_onenote/QnA,Discussion/1

                                            For this particular topic, there is a thread in the Community Forum on this topic —
                                            http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-onenote/onenote-for-mac-1521-160405-crashes/f77c6e89-54cd-4dae-9fd2-4662d27f4b5b

                                            We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.
                                            Thanks for participating

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