OneNote for Mac

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  1. Make a [Ubuntu] Linux Version!

    Since Microsoft has already ported Office and OneNote 2016 to Mac, it's relatively trivial to change it up so it runs on Ubuntu LTS.

    It's a great app, and I would really advocate for it if it would actually run - which it doesn't even in wine.

    See it as an expansion of your potential customer audience - espechally when it comes to collab functions like SharePoint.
    Just because you have ported the client application to Linux it doesn't men People will stop wanting to buy Azure and hosted SharePoint Subscriptions.

    28 votes
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    • Add page name to title bar

      I often have several OneNote for Mac pages open and tiled. It would be very useful to have the page name added to the Notebook and Section names in the title bar, such as Notebook Name >> Section Name >> Page Name. This would be similar to the file name displayed in a Word or Excel title bar. The benefit would be to select the page at a glance rather than needing to open the page window to identify the page by reading the content.

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      • Make the Mac version as powerful as the Windows version!

        Why don't you get that you're a software company.

        225 votes
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        • audio source

          A long term issue w audio recordings. When recording computer based audio, either via webinars, or lecture playbacks, anything going through the computer audio system output...
          Need to allow this system output to be input into OneNote.

          This will allow listening & taking notes and not having the keyboard clicking and other ambient sounds captured by the mic and thus OneNote.
          It makes the resultant audio file essentially useless.

          In short, allow a selection of the audio inputs, one of which should be system audio output.

          ps. Mac based. If that is important.

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          • symbol shortcut onenote

            Make Symbol Shortcuts from Normal.dotm work on OneNote like it does on word. So math stuff can be reasonably written in OneNote

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            • return to old format

              You all have destroyed the functionality of One Note by removing the top tabs and making the navigation all but impossible. CAN YOU RESTORE A LINK SO THE USERS CAN DOWNLOAD THE OLDER VERSION AND RETURN ITS PRIOR FUNCTIONALITY? Thanks so much. Drew

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              • Crash and data loss on dragging note

                Pretty simple. I try to drag a note from one place to another and OneNote crashes, completely losing the dragged note and all of its contents. I say "losing" because the note isn't recoverable from the trash bin; it's just gone. This happened to me once recently when dragging notes from one notebook to another, then happened to me twice today (once from one section to another, then again just trying to reorder notes). This is terrible. I really don't want to keep losing my files trying to use an essential feature of the program. Please fix this ASAP.

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                • 336 votes
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                  • Enable onenote for mac to be saved to the local harddrive like the windows version

                    Like the windows version, it would be much better if the notebooks we able to be saved to the computers local harddrive on the mac. This would ease peace of mind with secruity as well and ease the mind of many students that they wont lose their notebooks if something goes wrong with the cloud,

                    It would also be much easier to share notebooks, so that students could share entire notebooks worth of notes by using something as simple as a usb to drag and drop essentially.

                    950 votes
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                    • text convert

                      Add the ability to convert ink to Text on the desktop version of the Mac.

                      14 votes
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                      • Default Font + Custom Heading Styles

                        THIS, Microsoft, THIS:

                        Allow users to customize heading styles!

                        At LEAST let the default font option change the default font for headings! It is ridiculous that the 'default font' setting only changes the font for page titles and body text...

                        92 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?

                          144 votes
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                          • Sort Capability

                            Please add sort capability for the Mac! Being able to sort notes by date and alphabetically would greatly improve the program's usability.

                            112 votes
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                            • Feature: Insert meeting details

                              Inserting the meeting details is highly an appreciated feature that I use daily. This is something I really miss on my Mac. Now, I need to use my PC to insert the meeting details before I go on my meetings.

                              22 votes
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                              • Mac: Find Tags and Summarize Tags

                                add "Find Tags" & "Compile/Summarize All Tags" on the Mac. Very hard to believe that Microsoft does not include it for the Mac, very base feature.

                                2,951 votes
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                                • Have a OneNote add-in for MS Outlook for Mac

                                  Have an add-in in outlook that enables full functionality for onenote ...

                                  684 votes
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                                  • Add "View" Option to Show Notebooks, Sections & Pages

                                    Currently under View>Navigation Panes there is the option to show "Sections & Pages" and "Pages Only".

                                    It would be very useful to add the option to "Show Notebooks, Sections & Pages" - which would keep the "Notebooks" column open all the time.

                                    Some of us structure our notes across different Notebooks so keeping the column open all the time would be very useful (Rather than having to click on "<" above sections, select Notebook then immediately have that column auto-hide.

                                    As a view option it would not negatively impact those who do not use many different notebooks but would massively…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Mac: 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.

                                      171 votes
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                                      • recent notes

                                        Please consider adding the "recent notes" function into MAC OneNote. It is very handy for me.

                                        Thanks.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Add ability to import SVG images

                                          It would be a nice feature to be able to import SVG images into OneNote, SVG images are becoming more common on the web, and applications such as draw.io use it for high quality outputs of vector images. This would be useful for OneNote to have

                                          11 votes
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