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  1. Please fix OneNote freezes/hangs(Not responding) while sync

    Please fix OneNote freezes(Not responding)
    We have a shared one note document. OneNnote will hang for all users while one user is adding/editing the shared document.
    This is such basic requirement(to not hang the UI for all users) how you guys can expect from us new ideas while the most basic requirement like this is not met?

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    • OneNote prints double Euro signs (€€)

      When hitting ALT+E (Euro symbol on German keyboard) then two Euro signs (€€) are printed instead of one. The problem appears only in the Desktop OneNote app shipped with Windows 10.

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        We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

        I have taken a look at this and using a German keyboard layout, pressing the right Alt + E only prints a single Euro sign. This was tested in both OneNote for Windows 10 and OneNote 2016.

        For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

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

      • Make it possible to delete a font like Segoe UI Emoji

        I use some special characters like Alt + 11 ♂ and Alt + 12 ♀ a lot, and they turn into ugly emojis. Not all special characters change. For example when I use Alt + 175 » I don't get an emoji. I don't use emojis so it would be nice if this font could be deleted.

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          Hi there,

          Your request is out of the scope of OneNote but definitely possible. If you don’t want a particular font on your system, you are free to delete it yourself from C:\Windows\Fonts.

          You can do this at your own risk as there might be some apps that actually need this font.

          Best regards
          -The OneNote Team

        • Remove print header / footer

          I would love to see an option under the print options that allows you to uncheck print header and or footer. So when you print to PDF your page is cleaned up.

          11 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hey Eric,

            OneNote for Windows 10 does not add Headers & Footers to pages you print. This is likely coming from the OS or Printer Options.

            I am closing this post as it is not actionable from our end.

            Thank you for posting on our forums and helping us improve OneNote for everyone.

            -The OneNote Team

          • Add a tab for all most recent notebooks viewed, to remind oneself of thought processes, and assist in following through

            Within the History tab , the edits can be viewed, but sometimes I only skim an article with intention of returning to it. But when I do this frequently, inevitably some stuff will be forgotten. But to add a more straightforward tab for ALL receently viewed notebooks across the application would assist in following through ideas and thought processes to help with and speed up work on essays and any project. .

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              Hi there,

              Thank you for your feedback.

              In OneNote for Windows 10, we do show you the notebooks in a Most-Recently-Used ordering, when you click the More Notebooks button in the Notebooks panel. This behavior should also be consistent in OneNote 2016.

              I hope this helps.

            • Add the ability to create textboxes in onenote like the one used in word

              The textbox in microsoft word is really easy: just go to insert and text box and you have box to write on. However, in onenote, there is no text box so please add one.

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                Hello Yusuf,

                Thank you for your feedback.

                In OneNote, we do have “textboxes” and we refer to them as “Note containers”. Typically you could click anywhere on the page and just start typing. A note container will automatically be created for you at the location where you clicked.

                I hope this helps.

              • link

                Links to files in Windows App - these don't seem to work. I get the "Sorry we couldn't open the notes you were looking for" message. But the same link in the same note works in Onenote 2016. It's really useful...

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                  We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                  For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                  I have also attempted to reproduce the issue but was unable to. Perhaps this has been resolved in the mean time? If not, please feel more than welcome to post on our answers forum (link above).

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

                • highlighting issue in OneNote 2016

                  I just updated whatever fall creators update on my surface pro 4. now, when i select the highlighter tool and click down on where i want to highlight, the ppt or pdf printout disappears until i release the mouse. is this happening to anyone else?

                  changing highlighter color doesn't fix it. i also updated and that didn't fix it either. why is this problem even possible when microsoft is in charge of both the hardware and software.

                  this problem is not happening on my custom desktop PC's OneNote 2016 w/ the same notebooks

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                    We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                    I have also looked at this issue and wasn’t able to reproduce it on OneNote for Windows 10 or OneNote 2016 while running on Windows 10 build 16299.214.

                    For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

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

                  • No digital ruler (Surface Pro 4 @ Version 17.8827.20991.0)

                    As of today the Onenote-App Version running on my Surface Pro 4 still has no digital ruler function although according to Microsoft it should be useable now: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone
                    A friend of mine got it at launch date running the same(!) Onenote Version as I am. Is there any way of updating my Onenote-App? I already tried reinstalling it which only forced me to set everything up again, including all pens...

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                      Thank you for adding this. The virtual ruler is being made available to customers on a gradual basis as stated in this announcement.
                      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral
                      Because it is being rolled out gradually, you may have the new build installed (December 2017 feature update (Version 17.8827.2055), and yet don’t have the ruler. You will know that it has been rolled out to when you see it described in the What’s New dialog.
                      This feature uses special capabilities on Windows 10, and as such is only available on that platform.

                    • [BUG] 32-bit click-2-run installs wrong version of search filter ONFILTER.DLL on 64-bit o/s

                      As documented on answer.microsoft.com:
                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-2016-index-location-unavailable-search/d78e7999-511f-4f78-b0ad-3d2711f08435
                      Click2Run has been installing the wrong version of onfilter.dll for some time now, for anyone installing 32bit OneNote on 64-bit windows. The installer is putting the 32-bit version (filesize 395,464 bytes) in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\VFS\ProgramFilesX64\Microsoft Office\Office16 where the 64-bit version is required (file size 464,072 bytes) Both refer to 0365 16.0.8229.2045. Manually installing the correct version gets undone regularly by C2R maintenance jobs.
                      Consequence of installer bug is that Windows cannot index / update index for OneNote content, resulting in slow searches from within OneNote.
                      It would be great if you could…

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                        We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                        For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                        From what I see in the comments, it looks like the problem was resolved. I also took the time to check whether the expected ONFILTER.DLL was found in the location pointed out in the description. In my C2R installation I had the 64 bit version. Moreover, I did not see any slowness in search when using OneNote 2016.

                        Should you still have any problems please feel free to report them on our Answers forum in the link above.

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

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                            We are closing this as it is not very actionable.

                            Please feel free to post specific ideas on what feature you desire. Try to give us as many details as possible so we can better understand how to answer our users’ needs.

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

                          • [BUG] OneNote 2016 (Windows 7) scroll function does not work in sidebar / page tab

                            OneNote 2016 has a persistent scroll problem in page tab within a Windows 7 environment.

                            Anonymous 'user1306322' has a created an animation to illustrate this bug: https://i.stack.imgur.com/gAlbW.gif

                            This issue has also been discussed on the Answers platform of MS:
                            https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_winother-mso_2016/onenote-2016-suddenly-cant-scroll-in-the-sidebar/08eb21e6-73a1-448f-ba86-9e50e29fbad3

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                            • Text is sometimes invisible when I am typing into an existing note

                              Very often (2 or 3 times per day), when I change the focus from any app such as Explorer or Outlook, to OneNote, and start typing into an existing note, everything I type is invisible -- that is, the display does not reflect anything that I type. However, if I click on a different OneNote tab, and then go back to the tab I was in, then all of my text appears just as if I had typed it normally.
                              I upgraded my machine to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) and from Office 365 Small Business to Office 365 Business…

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                                We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                                For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum.

                                In this case the issue was already opened on this link:
                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-making-my-text-invisible/1be7a7bb-4c64-48d7-a5be-7930251ec8be

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

                              • OneNote Accessiblity

                                We have users who are colorblind and cannot see the grey box/border that is placed around text when added to a page. Page background colors are all pastel and don't offer enough contrast to "see" the box. And page colors do not change when the office theme is changed. Users are having to blindly move their mouse around until the cursor changes.

                                Please:
                                - offer darker page backgrounds, or
                                - change the border color to be darker than the light grey, or
                                - provide the ability to change the color of that border so that users can define it according…

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                                  Hi Dianna,

                                  Thanks for your feedback on OneNote.

                                  Have your users tried using the app in High contrast mode? That is another solution to ensure that all apps on Windows are sufficient contrast (not just OneNote).

                                  For OneNote specifically, you may change the page background colour to be darker by selecting View > Page Color > More Colors and then choosing from the full range of colour palettes (on the OneNote for Windows 10 app).

                                  Having a setting for the text box border outlines is a good suggestion – we will continue to monitor feedback around the text box border colours to see if this is something other users would like.
                                  I hope that helps.

                                  Please keep sending in any feedback you have, and feel free to send accessibility feedback directly to onenoteaccessibility@microsoft.com.

                                  Thanks,
                                  -The OneNote team

                                • I think its perfect

                                  I think OneNote is one of the best apps I've on my phone, I print on T-shirts and everyday am inspired by the words I come across to so OneNote helps me to note them down and save them for whenever I need to use them. So OneNote is my best cause its faster and saves even when my phone blacks out unexpected

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                                  • Time tag for every line we type in One Note

                                    Every line we type must be recorded with time. Today we have a time for a single document. But in note i will use a topic for three days or four days. So every time i start a line for typing. it must be tagged with a time which will gives a time level accuracy for tracking.

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                                    • Imported PDF printouts from Onenote 2016 are blurry in Onenote modern

                                      Why if I import a PDF from onenote 2016 (the supposed flagship program) it is nearly unreadable in onenote modern. If i import it into onenote modern, or onenote mac, its beautiful and fast everywhere.

                                      it makes it nearly impossible to import parts of a book, because you're stuck with Print to onenote 2016 or drag and drop into onenote modern.

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                                        Hi there,

                                        We have reviewed the following issue and are unfortunately unable to reproduce this problem. As a matter of fact, OneNote for Windows 10 was rendering the PDF I chose in a crispier way.

                                        That being said, our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote. For any help with the product or to report a problem please refer to our Microsoft Answers forum:
                                        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote?auth=1

                                        Best regards,
                                        -The OneNote Team

                                      • Missing OneNote icon in Outlook task created within OneNote

                                        Prior to OneNote 2016 version 16.0.7426.1015, when I created a Outlook Task from within OneNote, and then opened the task from Outlook there would have been a OneNote icon shortcut showing in the body of the OL task. Now, there is a long, complex link. The link does work in locating the ON page, BUT since there is no icon, then when viewing outlook tasks in a list, an attachment iscon does not show as well.

                                        I would hope that MSFT engineers can rectify this.

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                                          We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                                          For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                                          That being said, I did take a look at this feature and all seems to be working as expected.
                                          When you click the meeting notes button (whether that’s from the Ribbon inside the calendar event, or in the right click menu for that event), Outlook does ask you whether you want to take notes for yourself or add meeting notes to the event.
                                          If you keep choosing to take notes for yourself, the first time you will be prompted to choose a page where your notes will lie, and all subsequent times we will redirect you to the page you chose so you can easily recall your notes.
                                          If on the other hand you decide to share…

                                        • Mouse scroll over list of notes should scroll the list instead of the currently opened note page

                                          Currently if you have a lot of notes in one tab and a scrollbar appears, you can't scroll is with mouse wheel over the list of notes. Instead what happens is the currently opened note page gets scrolled. To scroll notes you need to drag the scrollbar's thumb with left mouse button or press its arrow buttons. Please fix this bug.

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