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  1. 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…

    36 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

      8 votes
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      • 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.

          26 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).

            7 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!

              7 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.

                15 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.

                  8 votes
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                  • Sync Notebook Names

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

                    7 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.

                      7 votes
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                      • Make ToDo Tags actionable

                        When building todo lists, I'd like to have the task move to a 'completed tasks' section or similar so that I can keep an ongoing todo list within onenote.

                        51 votes
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                        • Can One Note Keyboard shortcuts be matched with Microsoft word keyboard shortcuts

                          While researching the keyboard short cuts for One Note, I noticed that they are different from key board short cuts for Microsoft Word.

                          I was wondering that it might make the user life easy if they are same for same features across office suite. In my case I was looking for increasing and reducing the text font.

                          Thought that I will share this.

                          Thank You,
                          Harikrishna Lalam

                          11 votes
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                          • Time tag for every line we type in One Note

                            Every line we type must be recorded with time. Today we have a time for a single document. But in note i will use a topic for three days or four days. So every time i start a line for typing. it must be tagged with a time which will gives a time level accuracy for tracking.

                            9 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.

                              5 votes
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                              • Record ink and audio simultaneously

                                When marking up an exam paper i would like the students to hear my explanation at the same time when watching the ink replay without having to record separate audio clips per question.

                                20 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.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Crop tool

                                    There needs to be a crop tool.

                                    26 votes
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                                    • hide completed checked items, or sort items based on completed status

                                      I simply can't believe you can't already do this. I keep thinking I MUST be missing something. What happens in a few weeks when I have 100 completed items, and 10 left to do. It will be needles in a haystack!

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Font Size Controls when Text Selected

                                        Font Size Controls when Text selected.
                                        Microsoft word has this feature. Why not allow it in OneNote.
                                        It is very handy when formatting notes.
                                        As you can highlight things with sizes of fotns.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • option to turn off typing

                                          Sometimes while writing on my tablet, touching the screen will make a new textbox and sometimes highlight spaces that arent there. Would be great to have an option in the Draw tab to disable typing so these accidents don't happen.

                                          5 votes
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