OneNote for Windows

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  1. 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!

    1,897 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

      549 votes
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      • 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.

        410 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.

          251 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.

            298 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.

              76 votes
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              • OneNote needs crop tool

                I LOVE OneNote - I'm an instructor and work for a couple Microsoft Training Partners. PLEASE add the ability in OneNote to crop an image.

                577 votes
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                • Win: multi-tags;import from outlook, import from EverNote

                  Working for years with Evernote I am missing some features.

                  1. Multi-Tags
                  2. Synchronisation / import tags from Outlook.
                  3. Easy import tags from Evernote

                  In this order! !

                  And thumbs up for all other ideas around tags here!!!

                  325 votes
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                    Thank you for voting on this feature. I’d like to gather more information on what you would like to see in the future. I have posted 4 questions below —

                    1. How often do you tag a note/item with multiple tags?
                    a) Never
                    b) Rarely
                    c) Sometimes
                    d) Often
                    e) Always

                    2. Can you provide an example, from a recent instance, in which you applied multiple tags? e.g. “todo” & “critical” and “todo” & “important”

                    3. Some of you commented that it’s important to see all the tags for each item in the summary list, not just the first tag for an item. If multiple tags were shown for each item on the summary list, what would this allow you to do next?

                    4. When finding tags in OneNote 2016, which tag list is most important to you? Why?
                    a) Summary Page
                    b) Tags Summary Pane

                  • insert Word, Powerpoint and Excel printouts

                    Please allow the insert printout feature for Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents in the Win10 OneNote app similar to the way you can embed/print them out in the Office 2016 version of the program.
                    This includes the 'refresh printout' option that is available once these embedded files are edited.

                    131 votes
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                    • Collaborate with Microsoft To-Do

                      The concept is to have a "notebook" in which you could edit/create/view all todos from Microsoft To-Do.
                      In conjunction with To-Do reminders you should be able to "link" somehow (like the tag of Evernote) an Onenote note with a To-Do.

                      So you could get due day notifications for notes of OneNote through To-Do. Multiple links of notes with one To-Do could create a "tracking" system with due reminders.

                      To-Do is light and fast. It could be utilized more easily and giving OneNote "project management" capabilities.

                      Also usefull:
                      Export a To-Do to onenote for further processing.

                      This suggestion is for all…

                      601 votes
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                      • 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.

                        4 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…

                          5 votes
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                          • Outlook Tasks

                            Please can we have Outlook task intergration in the Windows 10 version in the same way that OneNote 2016 has!

                            103 votes
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                            • Integrate paper size function to OneNote for Windows 10

                              Please reintegrate paper size function in Windows 10. This feature is realy usefull.

                              Feature improvement: ... would be great to have the possibility to set just a paper width but without a fix height. This would improve printability of documents without loosing the limitless paper feature.

                              123 votes
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                              • Continue to support and develop OneNote 2016

                                Just about all the features of the 2016 desktop OneNote application that made it really useful; like History, Tags, (search facility and customisation), Quick Notes, Linked notes etc. have gone or have had the good parts removed. In fact, all the grown-up elements appear to have been ditched and instead we have stickers of "cats in suits". Most of the high ranking votes on this UserVoice are for the things people actually found useful in OneNote to being with. OneNote for Windows looks likes the result of a botched task on The Apprentice - get a grip!

                                3 votes
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                                • Please add "print to onenote" also for the uwp app

                                  The Installation of OneNote 2016 installs also a printer "send to OneNote 16". I'd like that feature also for the uwp app.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Make OneNote left handed friendly.

                                    If you could just make a setting for left handed users that would be great. That way OneNote could import slides on the right side of the screen and give writing space on the left side so we can see this slides we're taking notes on. Sure I could move each slide over individually, but when you have 40+ slides in a slideshow that's a pain.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Password Protect Section Group

                                      Right now, a Section Group can not be password protected. It would be great if we did not need to have multiple passwords for the all the sections inside the group.

                                      46 votes
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                                      • ctrl+'-' strikes through current line when there's no selection

                                        I use strike-through to mark a bullet-pointed item as 'done'. I prefer this than using checkboxes, as I like to see the line crossed out. I know this is quite a popular way of doing it - so it's not just me. At the moment, I have to select the entire line first, then press ctrl+'-'. It would be good if pressing this shortcut when there is no text selected, strikes through the current line.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Password, Sort and Delete Notebook function

                                          Password and Sort Function

                                          I would suggest (for mobile and computers)
                                          1) Ability to set password at notebook and/or app level in addition to current pages level.
                                          2) Sort pages and notebook in UWP - previously able to do this via onetastic for desktop
                                          3) Ability to delete notebook within ON itself rather than having to go to Onedrive

                                          8 votes
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