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  1. Ability to share individual sections or pages (instead of entire notebooks)

    Vote for this if you want to be able to share an individual section or page with other users, instead of only being able to share an entire notebook.

    4,993 votes
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      1407 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Shared Links to Single Pages of Notes is being removed

      We recently removed the ability to share single pages of notes. The previous single-page sharing implementation from personal OneDrive notebooks was our initial attempt to begin building out the larger feature set. However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers and, compared to full notebook sharing, usage of the limited page sharing feature was very low. The technical path we need to take to build out the full OneNote page sharing experience requires us to deprecate the previous functionality until comprehensive work on these feature improvements can be completed.

      What happens to page links that I’ve already shared with other people?

      Previously shared links to single pages of notes will automatically expire as of June 15, 2018. After this date, recipients of shared page links will no longer be able to view these pages, unless a recipient…

    • Windows: Mindmap functionality

      I like to organise my ideas in a Mindmap then add some meat to the bones in OneNote. Adding mindmap functionality would make it a one stop shop for me. Todo lists, project plans etc can all be drafted up in one place.

      1,974 votes
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      • Send to OneNote Tool Function

        In Office 2013, the "Send to OneNote Tool" had a simple function to insert PowerPoint into OneNote. I could open a PowerPoint or Word document, click on the tool, and OneNote would insert the printout into the section of my choosing. This function is gone in the new 2016 version. Please bring it back,. I used it DAILY as a graduate student.

        1,384 votes
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        • Group objects and anchor ink to text and images

          Select objects (Handwritings, pictures or text) and group them using right mouse click menu to move objects easily! This also prevents unexpected shifting and enables working with multiple layers.

          1,367 votes
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          • Windows: Enhance To-Do functionality with reminders, geofencing, a summary view of all To-Dos, and multi-user completion notifications

            Allow individual list items to have associated reminders, to include geofenced, time/date, and programmed event based. Allow these reminders to be synchronized with outlook.com calendars and to do lists, and to provide notifications to users via the OneNote app. Shared notebooks could provide these notifications to multiple users on different platforms. Add a notification for when the list item is complete : ie, let my spouse know when I've picked up the milk. Consider "Bob is working on list X," and "Susie has completed list X" for longer lists, rather than spam notifications. Allow users to determine the type of…

            1,313 votes
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              127 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for voting for this suggestion! We can’t make any promises at this time, but we are definitely considering this feature and would love to hear more about how you would use it and why it’s important to you. If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to add a comment with this information.

            • Ability to password protect an entire notebook (instead of just individual sections)

              We need the convenience of being able to easily protect an entire Windows desktop notebook with a password, and then, when opened, have the ability to search the entire notebook. Section by section password protection is a major pain when working with large notebooks with many sections, all of which need to be protected separately. Having the same protection available on all platforms would be the icing on the cake!

              1,297 votes
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              • Finally fix the spell check

                Vote for this if you want the spellcheck fixed.
                Onenote always uses the default language. Even if I set another language on a section. Creating a new paragraph causes the default language to be applied again.
                Also: the language selector for spell check is terrible. No keyboard navigation is possible (Type e.g. "english").
                Working in two languages is really hard in OneNote.

                1,091 votes
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                • Embed webpages and other live content in OneNote

                  Please make it possible to embed an iframe. It would be so powerful for creating interactive textbooks (for example in math with GeoGebraTube)!
                  This is the most wished Feature for me, cause OneNote could become the Standard for new interactive textbooks as it is free on EVERY Plattform!!!

                  991 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!

                    989 votes
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                      170 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      OneNote for Windows 10 will come with Office 2019 and Office 365 by default, although users will still be able to install OneNote 2016 if they need it.

                      Over the last few years we’ve been focused on making OneNote for Windows 10 the best version of OneNote on Windows. Beginning with the launch of Office 2019 later this year, OneNote for Windows 10 will replace OneNote 2016 as the default OneNote experience for both Office 365 and Office 2019. If you currently use OneNote 2016, you won’t notice any changes when you update to Office 2019. We’ll continue to offer support, bug fixes, and security updates for OneNote 2016 for the duration of the Office 2016 support lifecycle, which runs through October 2020 for mainstream support and October 2025 for extended support

                      Coming soon to OneNote for Windows 10:
                      • Insert and search for tags
                      • Live previews of Office…

                    • Windows Store app: Page breaks and page sizes for printing

                      Vote for this suggestion if you want to have more page size-related options for printing in OneNote's Windows Store app. This includes setting the page size, showing page breaks, and other similar functionality.

                      828 votes
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                      • Ability to merge cells in a table

                        I like to categorize and formulate lists in a specific format. The inability to merge cells and make a header row for my categorization makes it difficult. I realize that other tools like Word and Excel can provide more robust table formatting tools, however, basic formatting like merge cells would be nice.

                        723 votes
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                        • "Night mode" - white text, black background

                          It would be great if it was possible to change the appearance of OneNote to have white or green text on a black background. I find this much easier to read on both desktop and mobile. The current selection of templates and page colours are too limiting and rarely, if ever, used by me.

                          706 votes
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                          • Border around text blocks

                            It would be nice to be able to turn ON a border around a text or image block. Just like you can see the faint outline when hovering over it, it would be useful to help separate areas of a page into distinct thoughts.

                            Stretch Goal - Color choice for a border.

                            641 votes
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                            • More Formatting Features (table styles, all lowercase text, default font, increase/decrease font size buttons, etc.)

                              - Table Styles
                              - Case Controls (e.g. all upper, all lower, etc.)
                              - Different Styles (Default heading color and font)
                              - Increase/Decrease Text Size buttons

                              591 votes
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                                Thanks for the feedback! We are considering this request, but don’t have anything to announce at this time. Please stay tuned.

                              • Sorting options for Onenote, Notebooks, Sectiongroups, Sections and Pages

                                Provide options that allow sorting of the various items in any of the above. This could be the normal Alphabetical or Date searches, but could also be more dynamic i.e. Contains Tag ??, Contains ?? in Subject etc. This would potentially allow things like a notebook that has sections ordered in Priority etc.

                                553 votes
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                                • Bring back the radial fly out menu in the W10 Store version of OneNote

                                  On Win 8.1, Windows Store OneNote featured a radial menu allowing easy access to line colors but also thickness. This menu was removed and subsequently the ability to change line thicknesses was removed _completely_ which is a huge regression un OneNote functionality. Thicker lines allow for a nicer writing experience on the screen of Surface 3...

                                  552 votes
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                                  • Sync custom tags across all devices.

                                    Sync tags like Evernote- across all devices.

                                    522 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!

                                      509 votes
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                                      • Collaborate with Microsoft To-Do

                                        The concept is to have a "notebook" in which you could edit/create/view all todos from Microsoft To-Do.
                                        In conjunction with To-Do reminders you should be able to "link" somehow (like the tag of Evernote) an Onenote note with a To-Do.

                                        So you could get due day notifications for notes of OneNote through To-Do. Multiple links of notes with one To-Do could create a "tracking" system with due reminders.

                                        To-Do is light and fast. It could be utilized more easily and giving OneNote "project management" capabilities.

                                        Also usefull:
                                        Export a To-Do to onenote for further processing.

                                        This suggestion is for all…

                                        464 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          439 votes
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