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  1. 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.

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    21 votes
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    • Alt+Tab should NOT switch to typing mode when drawing

      When I've selected a pen tool and alt+tab out of OneNote 2016 Office 365, OneNote always switches to the Type tool, which is very annoying.

      13 votes
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      • Fill Shapes or Selections with Colours still Not here 2017

        HI Guys
        Here we are in 2017 and this feature still not implemented in OneNote but Word Excel & PP have it. But OneNote is tagged as a great drawing app!!!
        We are not talking of a NASA think tank just get it sorted Microsoft.
        See old requests here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_other/onenote-2010-fill-a-standard-shape-with-a-color/ad36cd9e-485d-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

        50 votes
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        • Allow collapsing of multiple levels of sub-pages

          Would be great if we could have the ability to collapse pages like this:

          Suppose we have a section for a course, say MATH.

          MATH (collapsible)
          Module 1 (Collapsible)
          1.14
          1.15
          1.18
          Module 2 (Collapsible)
          2.1
          2.2
          (etc etc)

          Right now, only the first level (MATH) is collapsible.

          Thanks!

          64 votes
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          • tables must behave like word and powerpoint

            editing and managing tables is counter-intuitive because it does not behave with the same controls as with powerpoint and word. Please align

            18 votes
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            • Add "Scale contents to page lenght" to the print tab

              Right now (May 2017, Office 365) when you print a note you can only select "Scale contents to page width" in the print tab: sometimes it is usefull to "Scale contents to page lenght" insted, is it possible to add this option?

              7 votes
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              • Bring back being able to insert image from scanner!

                Bring back being able to insert image from scanner!

                28 votes
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                • Merge OneNote Windows 10 and OneNote 2016 - there's no reason for diff't programs with the same names

                  I can't keep track of the diff btwn OneNote 2016, and One Note Windows. The features are diff't in each, and a workbook in one doesn't show up in the other. Either give the programs name that clearly distinguish their diff's, or just merged all the features into one program and remove the confusing duplication.

                  48 votes
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                  • Add an option to immediately open the embedded images with a double click, like any other document

                    Right now if you are embedding images in your notebooks, the only option you have to quickly expand them is right click + "Restore to Original Size". I think it will be very useful to make the images openable with Microsoft Photo or an embedded viewer with just a double click. Other media and documents (Office files, PDF, video) already work this way.

                    6 votes
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                    • Make font go back to default after using math shortcuts please

                      I like to type my school notes and explain what is happening and I go between math typing and regular typing using keyboard shortcuts. I have to add on a lot of extra time constantly switching the text back. With how many times I have to switch between math and regular text when talking about something like magnetic/electric fields, this is a huge time wasting problem.

                      If I use the ctrl+shift+n method to go back to default text it removes my bullet point format (which I use for everything) as well as any formatting such as bolding and italicizing (which…

                      2 votes
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                      • Sync Notebook Names

                        Can you please make notebook's name sync across devices when changed on any device.

                        36 votes
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                        • Calligraphy pen tips

                          I'd like to see calligraphy pen tips for inking in OneNote. Good for practicing handwriting, characters from various languages and... digital calligraphy should be in OneNote.

                          23 votes
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                          • Ability to tag individuals to actions

                            OneNote is incredibly powerful for meetings and in any meeting, actions are created and allocated to individuals.

                            It would be really useful if when creating actions and adding a to do tag, you could add an individuals name (or initials) to the action.

                            They could then find tags based upon when their name is mentioned.

                            We do this manually at the moment by adding initials at the beginning of actions but some sort of automated process would make things easier.

                            Similar functionality has appeared in Outlook for mentioning individuals and then being able to find when you are mentioned. A…

                            6 votes
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                            • Can we have sorting functionality?

                              Please add sorting functionality to pages and sections.

                              12 votes
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                              • Needs image editing tools from Word/PowerPoint

                                OneNote professional needs the full set of editing tools from Word/PowerPoint. Crop, align, correction, borders, effects - the entire set.

                                4 votes
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                                • 45 votes
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                                  • Export notebooks to Word documents.

                                    Trying to generate ideas for a book. But Currently there's no way to export the notes into Word to start making the book from them. Major flaw.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Delete student sections in class notebook

                                      It's really frustrating when you want to delete a student section or page and you have to go through each student's OneNote individually to do that.
                                      Why can't there be a way to delete sections and pages on mass?

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Add a hexagonal grid to the grid lines selection

                                        Pretty basic idea, under Rule Lines/Grid Lines add a selection for a hexagonal grid. Which can be pretty useful for many different types of notes.
                                        Ex. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hexagonal%20grid&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=hexagonal%20grid&sc=8-14&sp=-1&sk=

                                        Basically anything from that Bing image search.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Implement the many search and replace options found in Word

                                          Microsoft Word has very versatile find and replace options (punctuation can be included, new lines and other special characters can be included, search for formatting, match case etc).

                                          Though Regular Expression search and replace in OneNote would be excellent, replicating the functionality of Word search and replace would also be excellent (better in some ways) and so either would be a major and ground-shifting improvement to OneNote. The weakness of OneNote search and absence of replace are enough on their own to make me consider alternative software.

                                          18 votes
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