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  1. Arrow

    In Word, when you type -> you get an arrow. It would be really nice if the same thing would be possible in OneNote. I use it for my study notes and the arrow makes revision much easier and more comprehensible.

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    • Please could you add the option to colour code individual pages within each notebook section

      I work with many pages under each section/tab heading of my notebooks. I can reorder these pages, but there's no way to highlight or group sets of pages by colour, for example. Please would you consider this option? Then OneNote would be perfect!

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      • Surface dial scroll beyond written notes to additional blank area

        I have been using the Surface Dial on my Surface Pro 4 to scroll through my sometimes lengthy notes. However, it always stops when it reaches the end of the existing notes. This is fine when I am reviewing my notes, but not very helpful when I am taking notes.

        When I am writing notes, I'd love to be able to just be able to use the Surface Dial scroll into some blank space so that I can continue to take notes with the pen, and not have to stop and swipe upwards to create additional space for notes, and…

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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.

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          • Add full international keyboard support

            Add full international keyboard support. Accents work already, but typing œ by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+& then o doesn't work in OneNote, but does work in word and other office products.

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            • Allow the OneNote for Windows 10 App to open two sections side by side

              Allow the OneNote App to open two sections concurrently. This feature is available for OneNote 2016 but not for the app.

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              • Create an importer for text, html or csv/xls

                I see there is the option to import from Evernote. Great. But what about other tools? I use Simplenote. I can export each note as a text but there is currently no way to import a text file to OneNote :(

                Even a basic CSV import would do.

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                • Right-click link for inserting webpage clipping *within OneNote*

                  Problem: A lot of apps / third-party implementations send links instead of full pages to OneNote. This makes the OneNote page just a link saver, and you have to click the link, open in Edge, and print that *back* to OneNote to get the content of the article into OneNote.

                  Solution: Right-click option for "Clip link webpage to this page," which would do just that...insert a printout of the link into that page.

                  Bonus points: This brings up the familiar implementation of the Edge Extension "Clip to OneNote: Full Page / Article / Bookmark"

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                  • Embed Office Content

                    It would be great to have the ability to show embedded content from Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), so you always got the latest version of it.
                    As in PowerPoint where it is possible to embed content from Excel.

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                    • Customize Ribbon Dialog Box - Search Field

                      Add a Search Field to the "Customize Ribbon" and "Quick Launch" dialog boxes to find a specific command (pass this request on to the Oulook Team as well). Sometimes you know a command exists, but you don't know what tab (Tab filtering) it is under, or the correct name (All commands alphabetical) for the command.

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                      • Bring back tabs optionally.

                        Bring back tabs for section optionally for tablets and desktop. So much columns is very messy.

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                        • local use

                          why on this earth is Microsoft forcing OneNote to need OneDrive?????? i have upgraded to Office2016 and now find i cnat use OneNote locally

                          I am furious at this stupid heavy handed attempt to force users onto your cloud product
                          absolute stupidity and no clue on how to market or treat customers

                          i will no longer use OneNote
                          we should be refunded for being sold a useless product

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                          • Enable docking of the Color and Thickness pallet anywhere on the screen.

                            Having to go up into the ribbon choose the Color and Thickness option, make a selection and then have to click 'Ok' again is awkward. I'll say it again, Awkward.

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                              • Ability to insert a link to a OneDrive file

                                While in OneNote or OneDrive, you should be able to automatically insert a link to a file within a note. Currently you have to go get the link from OneDrive and paste it into OneNote like any other webpage link. It would be great to have the ability to easily link files you reference in a note without the extra steps.

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                                • Option to save onenote files locally with a unified extension like .Doc . Ppt or .one instead of onenotepackage files

                                  Currently onenote wants to save to cloud by default , but there is also option to save locally. by choosing a local location from Notebook properties.
                                  There seems to be a bug when I create a new notebook and for its location I choose a local folder instead of onedrive.
                                  The notebook works fine, but after a restart, the onenote fails to open the book saying the file couldn't be located or found.

                                  I checked onenote options backup and save settings and in that there is even another folder for "default onenote location"

                                  this mix mash of CLOUD location, default…

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                                  • Removal of Hyperlinks

                                    Why don't you allow the removal of hyperlinks? If you can't remove something as simple as a hyperlink (what a joke) - I don't trust investing time into this product as who knows what other limitations it has.

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                                    • bring back camera- use it on phone-or I'll go back to evernote

                                      Seriously-left evernote for your OneNote, but if you don't bring the camera back--as it is on the iOS and Android versions--I already have evermore installed...

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                                      • Show/ Hide/ Rollup Intented SubPages

                                        Currently, users can collapse

                                        Previous versions of OneNote allows users to collapse indented pages, allowing you to roll indented pages up into 2 tiered sections in the Add Page column. I'd like this functionality to return.

                                        Some times, the list of pages in a notebook can get very long and only having 1 way to roll content up, can be very frustrating. Please bring this back, as organizing a long list of pages can be frustrating at times.

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