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  1. 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!

    3 votes
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    • Bring back the copy text from picture option

      Bring back the "copy text from picture" option

      3 votes
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        This feature is now available in OneNote for Windows 10. You’ll need to sync your notebook to the cloud and wait a few minutes. After that the option to copy the text from the image will be available.

      • Embed Videos

        It would be nice to embed videos in OneNote similar to how they look in PowerPoint instead of just a file attachment.

        74 votes
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        • Enable background sync for OneNote on Windows Phone

          You could tie it to being on wi-fi like image upload but I would *love* to always have up to date notes on my phone

          15 votes
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            Completed  ·  Omeed ChandraOmeed Chandra responded

            Thanks for submitting this feedback! We actually introduced background sync over Wi-Fi for OneNote in Windows Phone 8, so all Windows Phones released in the last year and a half should support this feature.

            If you’re already using Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 and our existing background sync functionality doesn’t meet your needs, please let us know what you would like to see improved about it.

          • Record audio

            The desktop app has the feature to record audio straight through one note. Why shouldn't the mobile app have the same?

            25 votes
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            • Windows Phone: Password protected sections

              Vote for this if you want to be able to create and use password protected sections in OneNote for Windows Phone, providing added security and privacy for your notes.

              161 votes
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              • Import notes from Evernote

                Vote for this if you want a tool for importing existing notes from Evernote to OneNote.

                365 votes
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                  We heard your feedback and we have some great news to share with you. Today, we are launching a new tool to migrate your Evernote notes to OneNote. The OneNote Importer (Preview) automatically migrates all your notes from Evernote and quickly gets you started with OneNote. Use the OneNote Importer to seamlessly make the switch from Evernote to OneNote. Follow the announcement at this blog: https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/11/make-the-move-from-evernote-to-onenote-today/

                  For support issues, please got to answers.microsoft.com.

                • Batch import from EverNote

                  I need a way to import notes from EverNote to OneNote. (I am considering switching from EverNote to OneNote. EverNote provides an export format. I would prefer not to have to manually copy 900 notes.)

                  8 votes
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                    We heard your feedback and we have some great news to share with you. Today, we are launching a new tool to migrate your Evernote notes to OneNote. The OneNote Importer (Preview) automatically migrates all your notes from Evernote and quickly gets you started with OneNote. Use the OneNote Importer to seamlessly make the switch from Evernote to OneNote. Follow the announcement at this blog https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/11/make-the-move-from-evernote-to-onenote-today/

                    For support issues, please got to answers.microsoft.com.

                  • OneNote needs a Shape recognition mode

                    While you are in this mode, you can draw a jiggery circle and OneNote converts it into a perfect round circle. Same for an axis or any kind of form that you can draw, it would tremendously help in Mathematics or Physics.
                    Competitors (which I won't name here) already have this feature. I've been using OneNote around 2 years in school now and this feature would really make OneNote so much better.

                    373 votes
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                      We’re excited to announce that Ink Shape Recognition is coming to OneNote this November on Windows 10, iPad, and iPad Pro. Ink Shape Recognition is a new mode that will automatically convert your hand-drawn shapes into perfect-looking shapes while inking. It recognizes over a dozen shapes including basics like circles, triangles and squares, as well as more complex shapes like quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons.

                      For more details, please check out this blog post: https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/20/onenote-partners-with-fiftythree-to-support-pencil-and-paper-plus-shape-recognition-coming-soon/

                    • [imbed YouTube videos in OneNote] Youtube Videos in OneNote einbinden

                      Ich arbeite sehr viel und oft mit OneNote und hier und da brauche ich auch mal ein Youtube Video unter meinen in meiner Seite.

                      Am besten sollte man das Video einbinden, ohne dass man es vorher runterladen muss.

                      Es wäre gut, wenn man es so einbinden könnte, wie man das auf verschiedenen Webseiten in den Artikeln sehen kann

                      5 votes
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                        • Update the Windows Phone app

                          I consider Windows Phone as your own platform must have more updates and more work than others. We trusted your work for this OS not for Android.

                          We deserve a better app and also the possibility to obtain a beta app with some new functions as the described here.

                          Learn from Xbox Music guys.

                          251 votes
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                            Windows 10 mobile comes with a brand new version of OneNote. This version is a significant improvement over the Windows Phone 8.1 app and we’re updating it monthly with new features and improvements.

                          • add "shared notebook" function

                            Add the feature to have a notebook but allow others to edit the notebook.

                            maybe preview edits before accepting.

                            ej: in our church band we are building a digital songbook, but what all member to be able to add, remove and edit songs.

                            but have a master moderator.

                            13 votes
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                              Completed  ·  Omeed ChandraOmeed Chandra responded

                              OneNote already supports the ability to share a notebook with other users and edit the same page. I’ve included information below on how to use this feature in a few of our apps.

                              To use this feature in OneNote 2013, open the notebook you want to share, then click File and choose Share.

                              To use this feature in OneNote for Mac, click the Share button (the icon is that of a person) at the top-right corner of the window.

                              You can also use this feature in OneNote Online. Open the notebook you want to share from OneDrive, then click the Share button near the top-right corner of the screen.

                              Similar functionality is available in most of our other apps, but if you can’t find it, you can try opening the notebook in OneNote Online from www.onenote.com and sharing it that way. Please let us know if this doesn’t meet your…

                            • direct integration between OneNote and WordPress for blogging

                              I love OneNote as a Consultant and also as a Blogger, i wish if there was a direct integration "connection" from OneNote to WordPress, something like "live writer" but embedded inside OneNote using the OneNote Style.
                              i still use OneNote for Blogging, i basically write the article on OneNote then copy paste it to WordPress or Live Writer to publish it but it take time to adjust the article to fit the Blog template.

                              Appreciate if this can be voted for :)

                              2 votes
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                                Completed  ·  Steven NovickSteven Novick responded

                                Good news! This already exists in the OneNote 2013 desktop version! From any post go to File→Send→Send to Blog. This feature will allow you to publish any page to a Wordpress site (or a few other blog providers).

                                If you are running an older version of OneNote, you can get the latest version for free at onenote.com.

                              • Windows Store app: Printing

                                Vote for this if you want to be able to print your notes on paper from the OneNote Windows Store app.

                                3 votes
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                                • Windows Store app: Insert PDF documents

                                  Vote for this if you want to be able to insert PDF documents into your notes in order to annotate and/or preserve them in the OneNote Windows Store.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Windows Store app: Highlighter pens in the radial menu

                                    Curently, it's not possible to use a highlighter pen in the Store app. I would love to see this added alongside the existing pens in the radial menu

                                    17 votes
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                                      Completed  ·  Omeed ChandraOmeed Chandra responded

                                      Good news! We added this feature to the OneNote app in the Windows Store last week. Please update to the latest version through the Windows Store and you should find highlighter pens on the Radial Menu!

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