OneNote for Mac

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  1. Better hierarchical organization of content: Add Subsections

    We currently can create sections and pages within sections, but I often find myself wishing for subsections within sections. My workaround is to create section groups, but this does not provide the hierarchical relationships that I would find most useful. I would prefer to have sections be treated as "folders" for nesting of information. Example would be:
    Section - Industry
    --> Subsection - Financial Services
    ---> Sub-subsection - Customers
    ------>Page - Customer A
    ------>Page - Customer B
    --> Subsection - Transportation
    ---->Sub-subsection - Customers
    ------>Customer C
    ------>Customer D

    12 votes
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    • Export/Download Notebooks

      Please allow us to export/download/transfer notebooks to our personal computer or another account. I'm going to lose my notes because we have to switch accounts for storage and I can't transfer my notes.

      212 votes
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      • Export OneNote notes to Word

        Exporting OneNote for Mac notes to Word would add so much flexibility to the OneNote application...and to the Office "ecosystem" in general.

        48 votes
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        • OneNote needs a better system of export in PDF !! Where you can choose the size of "print"

          OneNote needs a better system of export in PDF !! Where you can choose the size of "print"

          32 votes
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          • Please improve resolution of PDF printout for macs

            Now when I insert PDF printout on macs, the resolution of the pdf is heavily reduced.

            13 votes
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            • OneNote MAC=PC Equivalency

              OneNote for Mac should be equivalent to OneNote for PC IN ALL ASPECTS!! Otherwise, we don't get what we paid for.

              4 votes
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              • 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.

                1,468 votes
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                • Ability to edit linked files from within OneNote

                  We NEED to be able to edit a file (eg Word, Excel or Powerpoint) that has been dragged into OneNote from within OneNote. Being limited to Read-Only if we open the file from within OneNote is utterly useless. It works in Windows, so why not in MacOS. This missing feature is a deal breaker.

                  7 votes
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                  • Templates please

                    please allow OneNote for Mac to create page templates. This would be so timesaving.

                    4 votes
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                    • Saving to hard drive

                      on windows this is possible.

                      Please can you make it available on Mac too

                      132 votes
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                      • Allow OneNote to sync with Google Drive

                        Please consider allowing OneNote to sync with Google Drive so that companies and individuals can still use this fantastic tool without the OneDrive requirement.

                        3 votes
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                        • Recent Notes & Pin Notes

                          OneNote for iOS has a great Recent Notes section with the ability to pin notes. It is fantastic for shared notebooks and for users with many notebooks/pages. Please add this useful feature to the MacOS Desktop version.

                          2 votes
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                          • Put the tabs back on the TOP. Be able to PRINT, CONVERT to .doc or .pdf. Be able to MERGE cells. Be able to HIDE the left sidebar.

                            Basically the title! We need to have a version the same plus better than windows. So unfair.
                            Put the tabs back on the TOP.
                            Be able to PRINT, CONVERT to .doc or .pdf.
                            Be able to MERGE cells.
                            Be able to HIDE the left sidebar.
                            Have the SAME PLUS MORE features like OneNote for Windows.
                            Thanks! :-)

                            301 votes
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                            • 43 votes
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                              • ADD LINE SPACING LIKE IN WORD

                                HY CANT I DOUBLE SPACE. TO MAKE A SPACE BETWEEN LINES THAT IS NOT THE SAME SIZE AS THE FONT I'M USING, I HAVE TO PRESS ENTER, CHANGE THE FONT TO SIZE 8, PRESS ENTER, THEN CHANGE THE FONT SIZE TO 14. TOO MUCH WORK.

                                2 votes
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                                • OneNote Design

                                  Please go back to the former design of OneNote with the tabs on top versus the left side view. The left side view takes away too much space for the overall notes. There have been many complaints on this site and on Apple's site as a preference for Mac users that use OneNote.

                                  57 votes
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                                  • Need an option to edit the date

                                    If you create a note on a particular date, but want the date under the headline to be a different date, you should be able to edit it – just like in the office version.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Fountain pen

                                      The writing just looks so "meh" on here. I use this for teaching and as a digital textbook and the pens are not as the ones in Goodnote or Notability, the look is better and they are more responsive. Love this app otherwise. Thanks!

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Task management in OneNote like Wunderlist or Microsoft To Do

                                        Hello OneNote Team.
                                        Thank you for your hard working to make our life easier with OneNote.

                                        Let's change OneNote to a real social note taking platform ala Facebook :) where everyone who are invited to a OneNote page can contribute, comment, like, tag, follow, un-follow etc..

                                        One of the most important request or idea from me is about TASK MANAGEMENT

                                        1. Assign task to a person; For every task created in a OneNote page i would like to be able to assign a task to someone with start, due date, and reminder. The assignee will get notification on OneNote apps…

                                        49 votes
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                                        • Make it just like the Windows version

                                          Make it just like the Windows version.

                                          626 votes
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