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  1. 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.

    289 votes
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    • 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.

      54 votes
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      • scanned

        My first day using OneNote 2016 and I see that the ability to scan a document was removed because it wasn't reliable enough. Seems pretty basic. I'd like to just scan my handwritten notes and drawings. Not being able to do it within the program is a hassle.

        44 votes
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        • Allow OneNote for Windows to sync to local hard drive just like OneNote 2016 Desktop

          One feature I like very much about OneNote 2016 is the ability to store or sync on a local drive. This is very important. If you would allow that functionality for One Note Windows 10 that would be great. I know the cloudy is important but having a legacy feature to store locally is a must.

          53 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!

            12 votes
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            • Please Do Not Discontinue OneNote for Windows - Laptops & Tablets Often Don't Have Internet Available

              I'm hearing rumors that Microsoft is thinking about eliminating the desktop version. Please do not. There are many times when I am in a building needing to take notes and do not have internet available for my Surface tablet.

              28 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.

                46 votes
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                • Wordcount

                  I would really love a word count feature for each page or for highlighted section. Please and thank you!

                  24 votes
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                  • Add "Take a Picture from Camera" functionality on OneNote 2016

                    There is a post about this for the Windows 10 app that is marked complete, but if you read the comments there, MANY of us are looking for this functionality in the 2016 full desktop version. I know Microsoft is moving towards the app version, but until it can have all the functionality and usability as the full desktop version, I can't switch, which means I want the insert from camera option!

                    20 votes
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                    • PDF Quality

                      Please Improve on the PDF Quality, especially in your Win10 app! Large PDFs look absolutely horrible:(

                      15 votes
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                      • Sortable Tables

                        I'd like to be able to sort tables by each column

                        12 votes
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                        • Add find and Replace

                          Add find and replace. This is self explanatory. And I have no fucking clue why its not there. Never-mind, I remember, you're Microsoft.

                          245 votes
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                          • tags

                            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!!!

                            206 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

                            • "Print" into OneNote from Word as editable content (not as a pic)

                              In Office 2013 (and newer), while in Outlook there are 2 ways to print an email.
                              1) File->Print-> then choose OneNote as your printer/destination.
                              2) On the menu ribbon, in the "Move" group you can click the icon "Send To OneNote".

                              The first method prints the email as picture. But the second method prints the email as text -- that can be edited.

                              Why is this 2nd method not available in Word?
                              I have NUMEROUS individual Word docs that I DESPERATELY want to import into OneNote instead -- since it offers such a much better way to organize and store…

                              8 votes
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                              • 10 votes
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                                • Removing the SCANNING capability from OneNote is a disaster.

                                  The Windows Scan tool is utterly unusable. No Preview, no meaningful edit. Much worse than any minor issue with the internal scanning tool within OneNote. Without Scanning capability, OneNote is reduced to a gimic rather than a working application. It is the most retrograde step I have seen in OneNote. I now have to scan blind as there is no preview. I then have to rotate and cannot scale to a proper Cropped image on my PC. The scan is frequently not horizontal and thus useless. I am so disappointed with such a negative change and total loss of reasonable…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Search and replace function

                                    Please add search and replace function to OneNote! (very useful to bulk change words to an abbreviation)

                                    8 votes
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                                    • More advanced lines and shapes

                                      It would be much better to be able to change the line type(dots, dashes etc.), make arrows with multiple bends, be able to draw custom shapes, fill shapes in with colors etc.
                                      The ideal thing would be to make it work exactly like Word.

                                      26 votes
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                                      • OneNote needs a way to save to the device or to a flash drive

                                        I want to be able to have a way to access my notebook without internet

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Search specific notebooks

                                          If I'm searching for a topic and I have many notebooks, allow a feature that excludes notebooks I don't want to search within.

                                          3 votes
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