OneNote for Mac

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  1. Allow me to change the date/time stamp on each page - like on PC version

    I create pages to take minutes for a meeting -- sometimes (esp. on a busy day), I like to create the pages ahead of time so I can be ready when the meeting occurs. Other times I need to go in after the fact to create the page. In both cases, I want the date/time stamp to be when the meeting actually occurred -- NOT when I created the page. The PC version can do this. Pretty basic.

    176 votes
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    • Mac: Enable third-party add-ins

      One significant missing feature from the Mac version of OneNote is the ability to incorporate third-party add-ins, such as Onetastic. Giving this capability not only allows users to expand its capabilities with existing third-party add-ins, but also empowers users to add their own features to this great application.

      115 votes
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      • Allow creating links to local files or folders on Mac

        I would like to be able to insert a link to a file or folder on my Mac. Currently I can attach the file, but this is impractical for some of the things I need to link to (folders containing hundreds of files and >50 GB in size). Attaching also creates a duplicate of the file, which is undesirable in some cases; I'd prefer to have a single copy that I can modify, update, or whatever, and have the link always point to the current version.

        I attempted to create a file link manually by selecting "Create Link" and entering…

        51 votes
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        • Add "export" option for OneNote MAC users

          Right now MAC users can only pdf one page at a time vs. the whole workbook. I would like to be able to export/pdf the whole workbook.

          493 votes
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          • Collapsable pages and sub pages on all Mac OSX/iPhone/iPad applications, just like on Outlook 2013 PC version.

            Please add this feature ASAP. If you are like me and have hundreds of pages and hundreds of sub pages, then scrolling through the list to find what you want takes for ever, or moving sub pages between main pages.

            Please keep the UI consistent between the windows version and the mac version, as many people like myself, use both Windows and Mac versions and its very frustrating, when they don't work the same

            790 votes
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            • Mac: Insert screen clippings (screenshots)

              Vote for this if you want to be able to capture screenshots in OneNote for Mac and insert them into your notes.

              1,726 votes
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              • Mac: Create Quick Note from Tab Bar

                I really miss the ability to create a quick note. This was a very useful feature when you were in a meeting or on a call and needed to jot something down quickly. I had been using a product called NoteTabPro which made it really easy to create quick notes right from the Menu Tab in OSX. I would really like to be able to the same thing with OneNote. I could see being able to specify a notebook where quick notes are stored. You would be able to create notes and also access other quick notes. Formatting would be…

                83 votes
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                • Mac: Make OneNote notebooks searchable via Spotlight

                  One of the best built-in features of Mac OS X is the global search function called Spotlight. The bad thing: You cannot search OneNote-notebooks.

                  1,183 votes
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                  • Better printing for the Mac

                    Printing support on the Mac is very primitive currently. You cannot change the page layout or reproduction size, so you often find that what you have drawn simply will not fit on the printed page.

                    950 votes
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                    • Markdown Writing Mode

                      Have a special mode for entering Markdown text instead of RTF, that understands Markdown constructs including its own bold/italics, links, code entry, etc. with no interruption from the usual RTF formatting tools.

                      This is a copy of the idea that has 150votes for windows.

                      45 votes
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                      • Add support for equations in OneNote Mac and OneNote on the web

                        I've got a Surface, on which I often use the equation maker to add equations to my notebook. When I sync with my Mac and the web, though, the equations just show up as a box with the word "equation" in it.

                        I'm using OneNote for college, and this functionality is essential for me to keep using it as my primary note taking service.

                        433 votes
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                        • Allow users to turn off note containers

                          I hate the containers (the little grey 'text box') which constantly surrounds whatever I'm entering on OneNote Mac. They're distracting and ugly all the time, and I only want to see them when I'm actually dragging text around (if I ever do). Windows users have the option to turn this off in Options-Display-Show note containers on pages, which they can un-check. Please could we add this to Mac version, or simply allow text entry without a container unless we actually need to have 'text boxes'?

                          210 votes
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                          • Backup backup backup!

                            Need a local backup and save options for vital notebooks. Without this I'm afraid to go all in with OneNote as I can't risk losing my work documents and will never fully take on OneNote.

                            107 votes
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                            • Specify a Default Paste Option

                              In OneNote > Preferences... please add a place to specify a Default Paste option. Currently, the default is "Keep Source Formatting" and cannot be changed. But it's likely that many users would prefer "Match Formatting" or "Keep Text Only" to be the default. With a "Default Paste" preference setting, those users could avoid having to always select their preferred paste option for every paste. Also, related to this…

                              • A checkmark in the Paste drop-down could indicate which of the three paste options clicking the left side of the Paste icon will perform.

                              • The three "Paste" definitions could be…

                              204 votes
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                              • auto detect language or at least set language (spelling) per notebook

                                This shouldn't have to be brought up as a suggestion, it should be a given.

                                I have a Swedish keyboard on my mac and my iPad but most of the times I write in English. Even if I change spelling to English, it's only just that particular note that changes so if I open a new note, I have to change that one as well (which btw is not possible in the iPad app which means I have to change it on a computer). This is incredibly annoying and I wish Microsoft would add auto detect in all the OneNote…

                                21 votes
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                                • Dock to Desktop on OneNote for Mac

                                  I just want to Dock my OneNote on my Mac too :)

                                  164 votes
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                                  • Specify expiry time for new notes

                                    I would like to have the possibility, when I create a new note, to set an expiry date (e.g. 1week, 3months,...), and be notified when it expires.
                                    So I could delete it if I don't need it anymore, and avoid to accumulate lots of outdated info, or keep it if is still meaningful.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Add an AppleScript API to the Mac version

                                      Add the ability to address OneNote via AppleScript on the Mac Version like the rest of Office. This is the one thing keeping me from making the switch from Evernote—I automate nearly everything with AppleScript into Evernote.

                                      150 votes
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                                      • Insert vector graphics

                                        I should be able to insert vector graphics. "PDF printouts" seem to get rasterized - why can't they be preserved as vector graphics? Insert image doesn't allow pdf, eps, svg, etc...

                                        An example use case is using LaTeXiT to create latex equations and drag-and-drop into OneNote. One big problem is drag-and-drop doesn't work well on the Mac - it places the image at the bottom rather than where I release the mouse. Further, one can't drag-and-drop things outside of the OneNote window because OneNote captures the mouse and scrolls the screen. Finally, the image is converted so the metadata (original…

                                        53 votes
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                                        • Allow Mac Users to be able to insert a 'Link' to a local file

                                          Allow Mac Users to be able to insert a 'Link' to a local file like you can in the Windows version. Very much like the suggestion on using drag and drop to insert as a link instead of attaching/inserting a file.
                                          I would like to keep my files in one location (already organized) but use the link capability to my local hard drive where they reside.

                                          35 votes
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