OneNote for Mac

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  1. 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!

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  2. There NEEDS to be a way to scan notes directly into OneNote

    I desperately want to switch from Evernote to OneNote. However, there has been only one thing holding me back for about three years now, the ability to scan directly to OneNote. Evernote went so far as to partner with ScanSnap and have a scanner that scans directly to Evernote with a push of a button on the scanner. If there was anything like this sort of functionality, I would be a die-hard OneNote user immediately. Until then, I can't make the switch. Scanning is a critical component for me.

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  3. Can we please have a feature that stops automatic syncing for OneNote.

    It's killing my battery and interrupting my typing during lecture. Please have a feature that turns it off.

    4 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Add “Change Case” Feature to OneNote like is in Microsoft Word

    When in Word, you can select text and change the case of the selected text from “Sentence case” to “UPPER CASE” or “lower case” and it’s super duper handy. PLEASE make this available in OneNote as well--it’d make the typing I do in OneNote so much more streamlined. Since it’s a feature in Word I consistently go to use it only to be disappointed that it’s not in OneNote.

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  6. Make it just like the Windows version

    Make it just like the Windows version.

    639 votes
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  7. Save highlighted printouts as pdf?

    I open a pdf as printout and highlight some text or add some notes. Then I would like to save just this page as pdf.

    Or is this already possible?

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  8. CREATE IMAGE GALLERY

    When uploading multiple images into OneNote, allow the creation of an image (or video) gallery where all the images can be seen in a 'full screen' grid and scrolled through (rather then a single line of images). Allow formatting and 'presentation mode' of these images.

    2 votes
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  9. Onenote should be added to the function of merging table units

    Onenote should be added to the function of merging table units

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Need to transfer hundreds of iOS notes to OneNote

    Transferring/exporting one iOS Note at a time to OneNote is not practical when large quantities are involved. Need the ability to deal with hundreds at a time.

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  12. Include an identifier in OneNote name to distinguish from the pc version.

    It is very difficult to search for MacPneNote specific help when both the PC & Mac products have the same name. They are not the same product, except in name and colour.

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  13. Print from Word, Excel and PowerPoint into OneNote

    Similar to the same functionality available in Windows.

    78 votes
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  14. 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.

    42 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. OneNote for Mac to Save Locally

    Dear Team,

    You expressed this:
    "Thanks for expressing your support for local notebooks on Mac. We have no plans to support local notebooks in our other clients, since storing your notebooks in the cloud enables experiences that are not otherwise possible."
    Please explain yourselves. What can I do on a cloud that I cannot do on a local drive and access to the internet?

    What if I am in rural areas and don't have access to the internet and use OneNote? Stop using OneNote and look for another program to use?
    Doesn't that defeat the purpose of supporting your company?

    14 votes
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  17. custom tags color text

    Restore previous Custom Tag capability where we can set quick key (Control+2), assign a highlight color for the text, assign Name for Tag (Waiting on Someone/Something) and search on these easily. This feature has been in OneNote as I've been using it since 2015 but now it has been removed. Please restore this functionality as this is used daily.

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  18. Control audio with F7,F8,F9 to skip-backward, play/pause, skip-forward, accordingly with the keyboard audio controls.

    F7: skip-backward 15 seconds
    F8: play/pause
    F9: skip-forward 15 seconds

    This would fit with the keyboard graphics and would significantly facilitate paraphrasing and flash-card making for large lectures. I like to put tables next to the lecture slides and turn it into my own question/answer. It would be lightyears faster if I could control the audio with the keyboard alone, rather than moving the mouse up to rewind every time I would like to pause or skip backward.

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  19. Deleted .url files from OneDrive sync

    Backup from OneNote to OneDrive is convenient, but the frequency of the backup is flooding my trash bin with outdated .url files (about 1,000 new deleted files every 10 minutes). This only just started happening, and I'm not sure what has changed. The recommendation from Microsoft Support was to manually pause syncing for periods of time—could a less-noticeable backup happen, or at least back up less frequently?

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  20. Ability to make pages and subpages stand out on the navigational panel

    Please add an option to colour a page or a subpage on the pages navigational panel. Something similar to the coloured tabs in the sections panel but not on the side of the panel. Just adding the ability to change the font colour of a page title on the navigational panel would do if highlighting a title is too much.

    I have heaps of pages in each section and I want to be able to group pages together in colours and put markers so I can look at the navigational panel and know which pages have certain information.

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