OneNote for Mac

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  1. Add digital signatures

    This is a very important feature for us who use OneNote as an electronic lab notebook in order to have compliance with FDA regulations and evidence for patent claims.

    18 votes
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    • Sort by Date Modified

      My primary pain point in coming over from Evernote is the inability to sort pages by date modified! Seems like a pretty basic feature....

      260 votes
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      • Adjust PDF printout resolution

        When uploading pdf printout from mac (or iOS), pdf are not displayed properly and they result blurry at reasonable zoom levels. This does not happen when uploading them from the built-in OneNote for Windows10.
        Note: this is not a problem in the way pdf are shown, only in the way they are uploaded. See the following post: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_mac/blurry-pdf-printout-in-onenote-2016/e7cfa61a-52ba-4942-920a-f543c516363c

        16 votes
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        • Dark Theme / Night Mode

          A Dark Theme / Night Mode would allow the user to rest his eyes while reading or writing, during night or day.
          A black background with light grey font would help everyone during the long-time periods of usage of OneNote.

          122 votes
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          • Coloured code snippets or add code block feature

            Detect code samples and display in different font and colour

            30 votes
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            • Just make your software consistent between platforms

              Why on earth do you need different versions at all? Surely you can understand and appreciate that many Office users have multiple types of platforms. You're telling me that Microsoft in it's infinite wisdom lets me set internal inks between notebook sections on a PC but on a Mac I can only link something to an online URL?

              Why would that feature be removed on a Mac? Who has the bright idea to say "Hey, Mac users don't need to internally link between pages on a notebook, but we understand PC users do." ???? I want to know the name…

              542 votes
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              • Ability to set default paper style and applying to all pages

                Hi there! I love the options for the different paper styles for notes, but I wish there was an option to set the default (much like we can set default font and size). It would also be great to be able to apply defaults, or any type of change to all pages in a section, if not a whole notebook.

                Thanks!

                105 votes
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                • Crop images in OneNote For Mac

                  OneNote for Mac should have the ability to crop pasted/inserted images. Not some lengthy workaround mentioned on your website or having to use the OneNote online version. It seems odd that OneNote would have a fancy capability to pull/search text from images but not have the basic ability to crop the photo.

                  46 votes
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                  • Set Default Proofing Language

                    You can set a default proofing language that will be applied to all future pages.

                    420 votes
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                    • Very disappointed about Ink, Please give it to us.

                      I have not used OneNote for years until I heard about the awesome capabilities of Ink (thanks to an email from my 365 subscription). It is very disappointing that these features are not available on Mac. Drawing is great but please provide us with the ink to text and ink to math functions available to Windows users.

                      11 votes
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                      • convert ink Ink to text

                        Add the ability to be able to convert nots taken on the iPad pro to type text on the One note for Mac. It is on the WIndows version and now you can draw and write with the pen on the iPad pro, you should be able to convert on the mac version.

                        176 votes
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                          • Additional states for Checkboxes/To-Dos

                            Currently a checkbox can be either checked or not, but sometimes additional states are needed (ie: in-progress or invalid). There are also alternate types of checkboxes indicating "priorities." It would be nice if this was expanded such that one could right-click on a box and change its state (new (empty-box), complete (checked), in-progress (a -), invalid (X) and priority (normal, high, low, etc). This could be combined with an enhanced version of custom tags (not yet available on Mac) to give more functionality across all platforms.

                            8 votes
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                              Help us out!!! We appreciate that you have spent time on UserVoice giving us feedback on how to improve OneNote tagging. We’d like to hear more!!! Click this link to help guide decisions around custom tags. The survey will take less than 3 minutes. All answers are anonymous.

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                            • Printing

                              Add an option for printing the pages of each section on 8.5 x 11 paper without cutting off lines in the middle. If I don't want my lines cut in half, I have to go to print preview, see where the break is, and insert my own blank space so that the lines don't cut off in between pages. I would use OneNote all the time if it wasn't for this little issue. I need to be able to print my notes out and it isn't worth my time if I have to format each page to print on 8.5.…

                              82 votes
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                              • Anchor drawings, highlights and images to text

                                When I draw or highlight something, it doesn't stay anchored to the part of the text where it was drawn. I want OneNote to do this. Given that OneNote is being used for university notes, this would particularly crucial if I'm going back all the time in my document to edit notes.

                                This would probably require the ability to group images/drawings first. That feature is present on Windows. Why not Mac?

                                19 votes
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                                • Add ability to insert an existing Excel spreadsheet

                                  In OneNote for Windows can insert an existing Excel spreadsheet to a page then allowing you to view and update the spreadsheet from within OneNote. If working between Windows pcs and MacBooks this functionality is critical to usability so would be huge benefit if this function was provided in Mac version

                                  192 votes
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                                  • Feature parity

                                    I can't use this unless there is feature parity on all platforms. If it happens on Windows, then it better happen on Mac and iOS as well. I use OneNote on Windows for bullet journalling using multiple different tags. On iOS, there is only one tag, the checkbox. I gather the Mac tag implementation is also deficient. This is a specific example of general issue with MS apps on Mac and iOS.

                                    89 votes
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                                    • Ability to sort sections, pages, and tags...

                                      Ability to sort sections, pages, and tags...

                                      460 votes
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                                      • Ability to edit pdf files embedded in OneNote with an external PDF program and have the edits saved back to the embedded PDF in OneNote

                                        It's great that OneNote allows users on the Mac to import their PDF files into their notes. Since OneNote doesn't provide much in the way of editing/annotating PDF files within OneNote, it'd be great if a user can open the embedded PDF using a "PDF editor" outside of OneNote and have the edits saved back to the embedded PDF in OneNote. Windows version of OneNote supports this. The Mac version unfortunately recommends that the PDF file be unlocked first before any edits can be made and sadly doesn't save it back to the "embedded files" folder once the edits are…

                                        85 votes
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                                        • Allow content search via Alfred

                                          Instead of asking for searching speed to be improved in OneNote, I think it would be even better if I can just search for onenote content within the Alfred app search box. That way I don't have to wait for Onenote app to open, click on the search options to set range, then wait even longer just to see many search results that aren't even relevant...

                                          18 votes
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