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  1. 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

    26 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!

      29 votes
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      • Sync Notebook Names

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

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

            Bring back being able to insert image from scanner!

            11 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.

              12 votes
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              • Insert File Printout, Word file icon no longer showing.

                Inserting a file printout used to put a copy of the file on the page and then the Inserted pages. This feature was removed with the update to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 on the 8th December.

                You could click on the word document and open and edit it. When you saved the file, the file on the OneNote page asked to update the printout.

                As a teacher I use this feature a lot with the students and staff.

                1. Topic test written in Word are placed in a department notebook and can be easily updated when changes need to…

                47 votes
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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?

                  9 votes
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                  • pdf export customization

                    Allow user to preview the document before exporting and to adjust margins if need to. Sometimes my work gets cut off even when I used 8.5x11" pages, because the margins when exporting change.

                    17 votes
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                    • Date picker when taking notes

                      When typing notes, taking actions during a meeting etc I need to specify a date in the future. It would be great to have a date picker directly in onenote that would allow me to see a calendar, select the date I want, hit enter and have that date entered in my text. Not a link, an event or anything like that - just a handy way to pick a date and get back text (without having to go to Windows or Outlook).

                      14 votes
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                      • Please bring back ability to take picture within Onenote

                        Please bring back ability to take picture within Onenote

                        15 votes
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                        • Anchor notes to other objects on sheet

                          I NEED the ability to take notes adjacent to maps, photos, and spreadsheets that I copy and paste into OneNote. It is imperative that these notes stay with the object that they are describing or relate to. Without this ability, OneNote is useless for taking notes and ideas while discussing ideas. I have gone through a two hour session of taking notes to have them all become worthless because I did not know which part of the other object they were referring to. Back to paper and pen.

                          36 votes
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                          • OneNote 2016: Add ability to fix table column widths and overall table size.

                            Allow user to set the width of table columns and overall table width such that OneNote won't automatically re-size them.

                            13 votes
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                            • Allow viewing of multiple pages

                              It would be helpful to be able to view pages side by side; either pages from the same section, different sections or even from different notebooks. This would allow copy and paste or comparing notes more effectively. Most computers have adequate screen space, even my ultrabook could do this if allowed.

                              24 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.

                                10 votes
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                                • Create a keyboard shortcut to use highlighter/pen/marker with the most recent setting to draw on notes

                                  There doesn't seem to be a keyboard shortcut available in Onenote to allow the user to quickly switch from typing to drawing with a pen/marker/highlighter. I know that such shortcuts are available for the Mac version of Onenote, but not the windows. I was hoping that a shortcut could be made for the window's version to help increase it's ergonomic feel. That way, we can quickly annotate our notes in class without having to waste time fiddling around with the ribbon at top of the screen.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Option to add new notes at the top of the list

                                    When creating a new note they always create at the bottom of the list. Especially with no sort option it would be good to have an option to have the newest ones first. That way when you have long lists of notes you don't have to keep scrolling to find the newer ones.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Keep image size when pasting an image

                                      Keep image size when pasting an image to a notebook. Right now we have to right-click and "restore to original size" on every image.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • stickers broken

                                        When trying to insert stickers it comes up with an error message:
                                        See the end of this message for details on invoking
                                        just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

                                        ************** Exception Text **************
                                        System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80042001): Unspecified error

                                        '3.31768346476335E35' violates maxInclusive constraint of '1000000.00'.

                                        at Microsoft.Office.Interop.OneNote.IApplication.UpdatePageContent(String bstrPageChangesXmlIn, DateTime dateExpectedLastModified, XMLSchema xsSchema, Boolean force)
                                        at Microsoft.ClassNotebooks.OneNoteApp.UpdatePageContent(String xml)
                                        at Microsoft.ClassNotebooks.StickerGridForm.AddStickerToCurrentOneNotePage(Bitmap bitmap, String altText)
                                        at Microsoft.ClassNotebooks.StickerGridForm.buttonDone_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd,…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Display content from other notes without duplicating it

                                          Imagine: you have a paragraph of text, which is relevant to more than one of your notes. Currently, you can copy-paste a duplicate into each note, but then if you edit the text in one of the notes, the other will still have the old copy. Or you could link to the paragraph in the other note, but then you won't be able to read the contents without switching notes.

                                          My suggestion is to allow auto-updating excerpts from other notes to be inserted. You select a paragraph of text, image, table or other element from another note, and an outlined…

                                          4 votes
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