OneNote for Mac

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

We do not troubleshoot bugs on this site. Do not post them here! 
Please visit the OneNote section of the Microsoft Community site or Contact Support for help.

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. PAGE SIZE OPTION!!

    You really need to add the same options that the PC version has. Not knowing where one page ends and the next start is a huge pain when you wanting to print things on one page!.

    695 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    124 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    10 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Move the tabs back to the top

    Move the tabs back to the top, do it now.

    Stupid engineers.

    639 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    197 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 15 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

    13 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Please improve resolution of PDF printout for macs

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

    18 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Please use the navigation pane from version 16.22 and before

    In the latest Version 16.23 - when you click on the typing screen, the tabs remain but the grey bar with a search button and icon with "books" remains....I far preferred the old way which had a better layout of the notebook tabs and when you started typing the tabs would go. The grey bar is pointless and irritating since it is permanently there, takes up space (yes it matters when you are on a split screen a lot of the time!)....the previous interface was really great and this version has gone back a step. Please please please take my…

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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"

    39 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    218 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    54 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. When you click into the typing screen the navigation screen remains - this is annoying

    Before version 16.24 the navigation screen would disappear...now i need to click to minimise the screen and you are still left with the grey bar which serves no purpose. Please go back to how it was as this is not good.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. OneNote for Mac does have the feature to turn off auto sync. Repeated sync failure make One Note unusable.

    OneNote for Mac does have the feature to turn off auto sync. Repeated sync failure make One Note unusable.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. What's new keeps popping up every few minutes

    Turn off the What's new popup feature

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    1,572 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1037 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. need for local drive storage

    for security local storage of notes will allow USB flash drive to be locked in bank with network login and financial data

    20 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow shortcut to symbols (--> leading to →) etc.

    Vote for this if you'd like keyboard shortcuts available in Word to also be available in OneNote.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Bring back the tab nagivation

    Hi, I have been using OneNote 2016 and it has become my favorite program for organizing everything. I have tried many other notebooks and note-keeping programs/apps; I have found that the layout of OneNote 2016 works the best for me. It is formatted as close to a physical notebook as I have found and that has helped me transition from a disorganized paper mess to a consolidated location for information. I am now trying to switch to OneNote for Windows 10. I have spent time with the program and adjusted to almost all of the changes, the new features are…

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

OneNote for Mac

Feedback and Knowledge Base