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  1. 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.

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      7 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.).

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        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.

      • 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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          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

        • 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.

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            0 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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              • 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.

                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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.

                      10 votes
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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/

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                        • 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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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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.

                          • 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

                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Pencil function in 2016

                                  Can you please add the pencil function to OneNote 2016. It is a great feature I love in OneNote.

                                  14 votes
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                                    We are pleased to let you know that this is now available as of the July 2017 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/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

                                  • A very wonderful application but still contains some little problems.

                                    It's a very good and nice app but should be containing some certain features to help improve it.

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                                    • User manual

                                      Have an easily accessible user manual or help tab

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                                        We do have an up to date Help link in the Settings menu. When clicking the Help button, you will be redirected to the following article:
                                        https://support.office.com/en-us/article/OneNote-for-Windows-10-Help-02f3955f-a1df-4458-9724-b8cc0b4d5437?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                                        Also, for more information on updates to OneNote for Windows 10, 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.

                                      • OneNote constantly is cleaning up after startup.

                                        Regarding OneNote for Win10 and Onenote 2016 - This is absolutely the worse explaination of any software that I have ever used. Your guidance is clear as mud.

                                        Add back in Help About Version so that you can easily tell what version of the @$%!@$% software you are running.

                                        OneNote - Who can tell what version of software, constantly cleaning up on startup.

                                        1 vote
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                                          We haven’t removed the version number from neither OneNote for Windows 10, nor OneNote 2016.

                                          In order to find it, follow these steps:
                                          - In OneNote 2016 (just like in all Office products) : File > Account. The version number is located at the right side
                                          - In OneNote for Windows 10 : Use the “…” on the top right corner > Settings > About

                                          Regarding the cleaning up issue, in order to get support please reach our experts at :
                                          https://support.office.com/en-in/onenote

                                        • WHY DO YOU BOTHER ASKING FOR SUGGESTIONS IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM???!!!

                                          FOR OVER ***10 YEARS*** WE CANNOT DOUBLE-CLICK AND DRAG TO SELECT MULTIPLE WORDS.

                                          WHY DON'T YOU FIX THIS -- IT IS SIMPLE!!!

                                          WHY ASK US FOR SUGGESTIONS IF WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THIS SIMPLE FIX FOR OVER 10 YEARS?!?!?!?!?!? READ THIS...

                                          https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/6234352-double-click-and-drag-to-select-multiple-words

                                          DOES MICROSOFT EVEN READ THESE THINGS?!?!?

                                          YES I AM YELLING -- SO MAYBE MICROSOFT WILL PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!

                                          HELLO!! ANYONE HOME?!?!?!?!?!

                                          DO YOU HATE YOUR CUSTOMERS???? BECAUSE IT SURE SEEMS LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This should already be available.

                                            Please open a new idea if you have more feedback, we’d love to hear it. We are processing a large number of ideas, hence the possible delays, but we will read all of them.

                                            Thank you for all your feedback in helping us make OneNote for Windows 10 better.

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