OneNote for Windows

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  1. Add back in Ink-to-text

    Ink to text is a key feature in One Note 2016. Why would you leave it out of One Note for Windows 10? Now I have to toggle between the two apps to get the functionality I want. Confusing as heck.

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      34 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We are pleased to let you know that Converting Ink to Text is available as of the September update. Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use. You can find this feature ribbon under the Draw tab.

      For more details, please reference the following article:
      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Write-notes-and-draw-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-82d1189d-eb6d-4b07-9101-b50e13645c28?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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      Add tags to OneNote. This feature is critical, how was it left off the new version?

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        You can add tags in OneNote for Windows 10 app. You can add a ToDo tag and 6 other tags from the Home tab on the Ribbon. They are located within a dropdown. Somewhat hard to find. Hope this helps.

      • please make OneNote 2016 for windows desktop sections view just like OneNote for mac,which is a list not a menu bar.

        please make OneNote 2016 for windows desktop sections view just like OneNote for mac, which is a list not a menu bar.
        that make notebooks , sections and pages show as three list together ,it is beautiful ,just like on mac ,thanks

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          We are closing this idea as the platforms have all been converged into 1 common design as part of the July 2017 update.

          On Windows, please use the OneNote for Windows 10 app in order to see this new design.

          For more information on this, please visit the following article:
          https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

          Thank you for all your feedback in helping us shape the next version of OneNote.

        • virtual ruler just like in ink workspace

          its very necessary to add virtual ruler just like in Windows ink workspace sketch pad.

          I am taking all my class notes in one note but without the ruler, protracter and compess its very difficult . pls provide these features in coming updates

          its very imp

          11 votes
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            We are pleased to inform you that the virtual Ruler has been added to OneNote for Windows 10 as part of our December 2017 update.

            You can find it in the ribbon under the Draw tab.

            For more information please reference the following article:
            https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea

            Thank you for helping us shape OneNote for Windows 10.
            -The OneNote Team

          • Feature to create links to other Notebook's, Sections, or Pages within OneNote

            This feature should be similar to website links. It should allow you to create internal links that point to another Page, Notebook, or Section within OneNote. Thank you so much for the effort you put to provide this service! I love OneNote!!

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We are pleased to inform you that this feature has been added to OneNote for Windows 10 as part of the September 2017 update.

              You are now able to copy a link to a Notebook, Section Group, Section, Page and paragraph.

              For more information please reference the following article:
              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea

              Thank you for helping us shape OneNote for Windows 10!
              -The OneNote Team

            • Bring back the "Copy link to paragraph" functionality in OneNote for Windows 10

              OneNote 2016 has the feature to copy the link to the choosen paragraph. I use this feature a lot. Please also add this functionality in the OneNote App for Windows 10.

              56 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We are pleased to let you know that Copying Link to Paragraphs is now available as of the September update. Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

                For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
                https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-links-to-notebooks-sections-pages-and-paragraphs-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-48dd0e82-623c-405d-b63a-df4eaf55c72a?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

              • Preformatted Text Styles

                the text styles that are available in OneNote 2016 should have the same editing feature as Word 2016 in which it allows you to edit pre-made text styles or add new ones (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.).

                8 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We are pleased to let you know that this was made available as of the January 2017 update.

                  For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
                  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

                  Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

                • [BUG] Fix OneNote 2010 Sync With OneDrive (aka All Sections Disappear Bug 2017)

                  As of May 2017, users of Microsoft OneNote 2010 that sync their notebooks with OneDrive are experiencing an issue where all sections in their notebooks disappear. Users then have to manually sync all their notebooks which some users report will restore their sections temporarily. Eventually their sections will disappear again usually after an hour or two.

                  Screenshot of the problem:
                  http://imgur.com/0hF34bJ

                  54 votes
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                    27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello Dave,

                    We apologize for the inconvenience. This issue has been reported and resolved as per the following answers forum thread:
                    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-why-does-this-message-keep-coming-up-there/8a8a1a5c-b29a-4d66-8313-6a6d94bb4dca?auth=1

                    On a side note, I would like to point out that our uservoice forums are reserved for ideas and requests from users. For bugs please refer to use OneNote’s Answers forum:
                    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote?auth=1

                    Thanks,
                    -The OneNote Team

                  • Multiple OneNote windows

                    I'd like to have detachable OneNote windows. This would provide the facility to keep two sets of content in view simultaneously. It would, enable, for example, the ability to work with content from different sections or tabs at the same time, instead of switching between tabs/sections to do so, as now.

                    12 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We are please to inform you that this feature was added to OneNote for Windows 10 as part of the July 2017 update.

                      For more details on that please visit:
                      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

                      Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

                    • 1 vote
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                        Dear Bianca,

                        We are please to inform you that this is somewhat available as part of the context menu options on notebooks. Simply right click a given notebook and choose Pin To Start to have a shortcut that lands you directly into that notebook.

                        Thank you for sharing your feedback and helping us improve OneNote.

                      • Put the name of the open Notebook at the top of the screen

                        It's confusing knowing which Notebooks is the current one being worked on when switching frequently between notebooks.

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                            We are pleased to let you know that this was made available in the September 2017 update:

                            For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
                            https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

                            Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

                          • Option to turn off Preview on Windows 10

                            I would really like to have the option to turn off the pages preview on the left side navigation pane on OneNote for Windows 10. I have many pages for each section, and having the preview makes me have to scroll for a really long time to find the pageI want.

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                            • LET ME SEARCH WITHIN A PAGE

                              With the new update, searching (pressing ctrl+f) just opens up the black menu to the left which searches through all my files for occurences of the word, and when I click on one to read them, it hides the highlghted text (which I was searching for.) Why???!!!??!!??!?? How the shit am I supposed to search through an individual document/page now??? So retarded.... thats such a basic feature.

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                                We are pleased to let you know that this was completed as part of the UI redesign for OneNote for Windows 10.

                                You should now be able to go into search mode by clicking on the search icon from the navigation on the left or in the top right of the window (depending on the mode). In the search pane, you will find the option to find things only on the current page. Alternatively, the Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut should also pre-select the “Current Page” scope for you. Continuously pressing enter in the search box will also jump around the search various search hits in the page.

                                Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

                                For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
                                https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/05/18/note-taking-made-easier-for-everyone-redesigning-onenote/

                              • Please, fix the proofing language bug.

                                You can't set the proofing language, somehow Onenote automatically uses the display language. Very frustrating when editing or taking notes in a different language. It baffles me why this is not fixed.

                                16 votes
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                                  We are pleased to let you know that this was completed as part of the May 2017 update to OneNote for Windows 10.
                                  You should now be able to select some text, right click it and set the proofing language.

                                  For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
                                  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea

                                  Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

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                                  • Pls fix the bugs with the 'To Do Tag' and 'Find Tags' functions in OneNote.

                                    Fix the bugs with the 'To Do Tag' and 'Find Tags' functions.

                                    It is impossible to use either of these functions with handwritten notes without the application crashing. It is extremely frustrating and for me at least largely defeats the purpose of using OneNote

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                                    • Error Code 80004005

                                      Suddenly, OneNote for Windows Phone 8.1 refuses to sync. Lots of people seems to have this problem lately. How can it be fixed!

                                      It's frustrating!

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                                      • Sync Notebook Names

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

                                        44 votes
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                                          We are pleased to inform you that notebook names should sync properly now across devices. If you nickname a notebook on another device, you can expect OneNote for Windows 10 to update to that newly chosen nickname.

                                          Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use

                                        • 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…

                                          56 votes
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