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  1. Recent Items List

    See a list of Recent Items, like other MS software, rather than back arrow through multiple things I accessed recently to find one.

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    • Printing with User Name

      When printing specific pages from my classroom notebook (set up like a one note) I would like to have the user/account name on the page. I print some assessment tasks and after printing each page (40 students) I have to figure out whose work is whose!! Please add this feature!!!

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      • Line Spacing that easily correlates with the 'Lined Paper' background

        I really love the functionality of OneNote, and I've never had a problem using the program. Tonight, while trying to write a story, I felt inspired to use lined spaces for my background. Unfortunately, I ended up spending too much time getting my line spacing to match the ruled lines of the paper. I would love it if, when using lined paper, there was an option to auto snap to each line while typing, kind of like when you click to title a new page.

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        • Put the DAMNED Insert from Scanner Button back!!!

          Of all the stupid ideas, whoever came up w removing this should get their head examined!!

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          • Password Protection Doesn't Work Properly.

            My Password Protected pages ARE protected on the Desktop and Online versions.
            However, they are UNprotected on the Windows10 app!

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            • Be able to customise file printouts before having them appear on the paper

              Be able to customise file printouts to a desired size(of all pages of printout) and choose their placement (eg. move to left/right)

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              • Ability to Change OneNote (Metro/Modern app) default font color

                Now that the option for default font has been added it would be great to add a feature below that to change the default font color when typing. This is one of the features the Office 2016 version has that hasn't yet been transferred and is crucial when I'm typing notes on dark powerpoints

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                • UWP OneNote equation crash

                  When editing an equation, attempting to insert a new line into the same equation with shift + enter causes the program to close.

                  This makes it hard to edit an equation in a single bullet point or numbering level.

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                  • Add small Sticky Notes that can be attached to any page

                    add small 'Sticky notes' like the existing ones. They can be a page in 'Quick Notes', or a section of their own.

                    When in a list the can be like Paragraph Links to jump to the pages to which they are stuck.

                    Would also be much more convenient on small screens & devices.

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                      • Add a "Take a Picture" feature for OneNote desktop version

                        To extend the mobile feature of take a picture to the desktop version using the laptop camera.

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                        • Allow White Space to be inserted on PDFs or Allow PDF Inserts to be Broken Up/Subdivided Once Inserted Into OneNote

                          Inserted PDFs into OneNote are awesome, however it would be extremely convenient to be able to break up an inserted PDF page into multiple containers.

                          For example, I’m regularly given homework assignments with 30+ questions on one page. It would be nice to be able to “break” the PDF after each question, so space can be inserted and then the solutions written under each question.

                          Currently to do this, I would have to save an image of each question and insert it separately. I don’t bother. I usually just write my answers below the entire page, but that causes me…

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                          • Create/Modify Text Style Defaults

                            Problem: I need to switch between different text styles in the same page. As I switch between different text styles, I have to first format my text to the style I want. Then, I would use the format painter to format all future text. This is okay if I was using only one text style, but it's terribly time consuming to do this for several text styles. I find myself going back and forth in the document to copy the style I want, highlight the text I want to change, and format the text.

                            Feature request: Microsoft Word has the…

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                            • Allow canvas to be panned so we can write near the left of the canvas at the center of the screen

                              For right-handed people, writing near the very left edge of a Surface Studio in OneNote requires pivoting the screen quite a bit (counter-clockwise about 20-30 degrees, when viewed from above). For the left-handed, it may be the reverse.

                              Simply put, writing near the very edges of a device screen is generally more difficult than writing near the center.

                              The obstacle: OneNote doesn't allow the canvas to be panned right beyond the point where the left edge of the canvas is past the left edge of the window/screen.

                              Ideally, we could drag the canvas with a finger to the right such…

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                              • scan directly to onenote

                                Scanning directly to OneNote is a critical feature. Please return this feature back to OneNote.

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                                • Set a base font size for a notebook and allow for variants for devices.

                                  This is really very similar for a style sheet for a website.

                                  Basically, it sets a set of styles for normal font and associated headings. But also allows for variations for devices. So, you may want to have 12pt on a desktop and 14pt on a mobile phone.

                                  Also, this should affect already created notes.

                                  If I was doing this site, I would set the base font as Pt or Px and then have everything as EM values or REM, so they are a multiple of the base font.

                                  This would be a very powerful addition, but as it is…

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                                  • Improve syncing and notebook management

                                    It is needlessly hard to sync notebooks and the syncing between computers is quirky. SIMPLIFY!!!

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                                    • Old Layout

                                      As someone who trains teachers and students to use OneNote (among others) the new "all-on-the-left" layout is extremely confusing to people. Previously, I would use the binder analogy, "Binders on the left, tabbed sections on top, pages on the right." The double-left column, with the addition of a third when viewing notebooks, is definitely a step back. I've yet to see someone who prefers it, and for many, it is a barrier to adoption. Please return to the 2016 layout.

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                                      • OneNote needs different contexts

                                        Is there a way another OneNote 'context' could be generated with a name for a unique set of Notebooks ( without being a different user)? For example, I have an entire set of notebooks related to school while I am working on school which I would name "School. " But I have a different set of notebooks about my personal business I would name 'Personal.' As OneNote is currently, I don't have room to see them all or arrange them in a useful order when I transition between the two contexts. I can close and open notebooks, but then I…

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                                        • OneNote Template: Book Journal

                                          Ex Libris - A Book Journal you can keep track of your literary life—past, present, and future (favorite books by genre, authors to explore (favorite reading spots, books to skip, etc)
                                          See also: https://www.amazon.de/Moleskine-Passion-Journal-Hardcover-Prägung-schwarz/dp/8862933193

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