OneNote for Windows

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  1. Either make the Windows 10 version feature rich, or abandon it in favor of continuing OneNote 2016

    There seems to be indecision and lack of direction when it comes to OneNote. Are there two different teams developing it? Has development stalled?

    There are several features in OneNote 2016 that are not available in the Windows 10 UWA version. The most major one being the ability to searching image text converted by OCR. Please decide which product you want to succeed.

    I personally have tried using the Windows 10 version for several months and had to abandon it in favor of the 2016 version.

    343 votes
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    • Include OneNote for Desktop in Office 2019

      I really like the desktop lay-out with notebooks on the left, sections on top and pages on the right. I tried the UWP version, and while perfectly suited for use on a tablet (with a reduced number of - bigger - buttons), I feel it misses too many features to replace the desktop version.

      So please include OneNote in the new Office 2019 suite!

      2,436 votes
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      • Please include the PDF Export from OneNote 2016!

        The ability to export single pages, sections and entire notebooks into a pdf file is a really helpful tool, that is missed by many users.
        See also:
        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10-mso_2016/how-do-you-export-a-pdf-in-onenote-for-windows-10/371daf74-9084-4d84-a806-8ea6bb93935a

        Please include this into the windows 10 version!

        282 votes
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        • Templates in UWP

          If you're going to remove OneNote from Office 2019 and recommend people use the less full featured OneNote UWP app...you need to add pageTemplates from OneNote 2016/365 to the UWP app.

          All functionality for Page Templates,
          Creating a template
          Saving a template
          Using a Template as default for a note section

          858 votes
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          • Keep Outlook Integration In OneNote for Windows (Like 2016)

            One of the most powerful feature is the ability to tag things as Outlook Tasks. Also the ability to create a OneNote page from a meeting. These features are the heart and soul of OneNote.

            551 votes
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            • Include the feature from OneNote 2016 to make customizable tags

              Customizable tags is a feature my business can NOT live without. This is the only thing that keeps us from switching to OneNote (from OneNote 2016)

              278 votes
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                We appreciate your feedback on tag search and custom tags. We have shipped tag search, other search capabilities, and custom tags for the OneNote app. Please go to the App Store and make sure you have the latest build, explore, and give us feedback on these areas.

                Areas to explore and give feedback on –
                • Tags in your notebook and pages now appear in your search results
                • Search for multiple tags
                • Tag suggestions in the search dropdown
                • Recent searches
                • You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase instead of individual words
                • Pivot on page and tag results I the search results pane
                • Combined tag and text searches
                • Do you get unwanted results?
                • Is your regular page search getting impacted in any way?

                Areas to explore and give feedback on custom tags –
                • The workflow…

              • Upcoming version: OneNote for Windows 10 ( local storage)

                For all the OneNote desktop user since the beginning.
                It is important that all the local OneNote-files can be used in the future without an upload to OneDrive.

                660 votes
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                • local

                  I use OneNote for business purposes, but for security reasons I am not allowed to store it in any cloud service that is external to my company. I am currently using the 2016 OneNote Desktop app, which allows local storage.

                  Please put a mechanism in place that will allow storage of data locally, without any need for cloud access.

                  Otherwise I'm sure myself, and many others that use OneNote at work will have to find something else.

                  I've been an avid proponent of OneNote since 2004... it would be a shame to have to give up on it after all…

                  280 votes
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                  • Outlook Tasks, etc.

                    Need to continue to have all Outlook integration functionality in Onenote for Windows (particularly task creation) if you are going to sunset Outlook 2016. Difficult to understand how it could be a good business decision to do otherwise.

                    203 votes
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                    • Send to OneNote from Outlook

                      Outlook allows me to "copy" an e-mail via "Send to OneNote" into a page. This is only working with the OneNote 2016 desktop app. It would be great if I could send an e-mail to the UWP OneNote app.

                      307 votes
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                      • Send Page via Outlook Email

                        OneNote 2016 allowed users to send a page via e-mail after it was created. This is absolutely critical for users that leverage OneNote to capture notes from meetings to send those notes out to all attendees (many of whom, especially leaders, do not use OneNote). Currently, when the "Share" button is clicked, and "Send a Copy" selected, only Twitter and Windows Mail show up as options for sending e-mail. For companies that require Outlook, this is unacceptable. We need the ability to do two things natively: track attendance (where did the checkboxes go?) and send pages via e-mail. Very frustrating…

                        119 votes
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                        • PAGE SIZE SELECTION SO NO FORMATTING REQUIRED FOR PRINTING

                          Please add page sizes so we have the option for the pages to look like microsoft word in a way but in one note so that i know how much i can fit in one page in order to print it out and study from my notes

                          267 votes
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                          • Rotate inserted PDFs

                            It would be really helpful if you could rotate inserted PDFs in OneNote. Currently, the "Rotate" button is grayed out.

                            203 votes
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                            • Win: Integrate tasks and tags across OneNote, Outlook (desktop/web/app), Windows 10 mail/cal, and Microdoft To-Do app.

                              Integrate tasks and tags across OneNote, Outlook (desktop/web/app), Windows 10 mail/cal, and Microdoft To-Do app.

                              429 votes
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                              • One Note for Windows 10 lacks many of the basic features available on OneNote 2016

                                I'm not quite sure how Microsoft describes OneNote for Windows 10 as the "best version" when it lacks many of the basic features available on OneNote 2016. I'm sure there are several other features missing from this supposedly new and improved version, but I'll list a few problems I ran into that are of absolutely no issue on OneNote 2016.

                                1. In OneNote for Windows 10 you can only insert a printout of a PDF. In order to insert a PowerPoint or Word document, etc. you’ve got to first convert the file to a PDF on your own (outside of…

                                76 votes
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                                • Show print lines on each page

                                  By default there is no way to see if your written notes exceed one page. You have to write very small or adjust the whole text to fit into a page so I can print it out.
                                  I would appreciate a feature like in Excel where you simply can tick a box an you can see where the border of a page is.

                                  109 votes
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                                  • OneNote Outlook Tasks Integration

                                    1. I'd like existing OneNote 2016 & 2010 feature "Insert Outlook Task" be included in OneNote for Windows 10
                                    2. I'd like OneNote Linked tasks be available at my Android mobile device.

                                    284 votes
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                                    • Need paper size options!

                                      The infinite paper size being the only option forces me to keep using OneNote 2016 or a simple pdf editor instead of OneNote for Windows 10. It is impossible to export anything from OneNote if I cannot tell where the page ends--it always will format horribly.

                                      206 votes
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                                      • OneNote is Awful, kill it and bring back OneNote 2016.

                                        Windows 10 "Metro" "Windows Store" OneNote App is Awful, kill it and bring back OneNote 2016.

                                        54 votes
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                                        • Incorporate To-Do

                                          I want to be able to create lists and arrange them and prioritize the actions with a drag and drop capability. It would be nice to see if Microsoft could incorporate it's To-Do app into OneNote or build a similar functionality natively into OneNote. Priorities change constantly and giving the user the ability to arrange items on a list with drag and drop rather than cut and paste would be so much more helpful.

                                          272 votes
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