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.
Please make at least some basic grouping options. I pay the subscription for Office just for OneNote, so as soon as I see a better alternative I'm out. My payments alone could easily pay the coder to quickly add that in XD
Ink is useless to me in OneNote as long as it’s not anchored. I want to be able to annotate other things with ink. Then, OneNote on a tablet would be a killer app.
Why the **** does something like this still not exist? It makes working with a stylus such a pain!
Holy moly please can you freaking do this! It is so frustrating to have my text move down without the drawings. It is such a simple addition. Sort yourselves out microsoft
OneNote sucks just because of this
Almost any other similar program has this functionality. Microsoft, ya'll just late to the party or not coming at all?
Chad A. Lerner, Phd commented
How is Microsoft this unimaginably short sighted to not have a feature that anchors drawings on a One Note page to text positions on that page?!?! Any text filled in above at a later time, shifts the drawing or marks by the stylus away if they come later. It is as if you have to choose one or the other; typed text, or stylus writing. Going back to an earlier note on a page and inserting new information such as a drawing (eg arrow, circle) is the cornerstone of note taking!!!! Does this need to be spelled out to Microsoft? Why have the stylus feature at all then? At least in Powerpoint you can add text or markings and then "group" them together and they will stay together. I feel like I'm trying to explain to brilliant programmers and developers how to put utensils into a drawer. Keeping information together in notes is FUNDAMENTAL to note taking, is it not Microsoft? It's been over 2 years since I've been using Onenote and this problem makes me insane. Imagine taking notes on paper and then, going back to earlier notes in order to write in new information. Then when you do that, your circles and arrows or taped in sticky notes that you put in in your notes today shifted down away from the positions that are critical? WTF?!?! I cannot believe Microsoft developers are stupid enough to have missed the most fundamental mechanism of note taking. I'd appreciate a teleological reason for purposely not allowing the user to anchor stylus marks to a position in the page that are grouped to the position of typed text or inserted images. One Note certainly was not designed with Scientists in mind. Maybe artists only? I should be allowed to "group" these things together. I'm dying to know why Microsoft decided to leave this feature out!!!!
OMG Please. A group function or a anchor function. In All onenote version PLZ
Engineered Life commented
I use OneNote all the time but not having this one feature is a HUGE disadvantage. I am considering switching to another application to get this flexibility. It is such a simple feature that is implemented in many other Office program. OneNote needs this grouping feature!!!!!
Pleaseeeeee Microsoft here our cries! We need this
Seriously, this was suggested more than 4 years ago. It's so simple and so valuable. How have you not added this feature yet???
not having this is such a pain **********.
This needs to be added. Without this feature, OneNote is quickly becoming more hassle than it's worth for many, what should be super simple, note taking tasks.
Great app, great vision, poor execution on the details that would place OneNote in stellar app territory.
Found a solution for the OneNote App for Windows 10 (steps shown in the .gif):
1) select the ink, and group it by right-clicking and selecting "group";
2) While holding shift, left-click on the left side of the grouped ink. An "arrow" should pop up;
3) Now cut this group and paste it on the main text box, where you want to anchor the ink to.
With this you should be able to move the text with the ink and also edit it (e.g. erase)!
I made a .gif with the steps, see: https://imgur.com/n2UYN9B
OK....disregard previous post! I just worked out how to anchor the image down....just right click it and select image as background. I am using MS desktop version guessing 2016 version.
John Jonny commented
Seriously - Still not possible to Lock/group ink, objects ant text?? I like One Note, but this is a serious disadvantage
Very handy feature and big must-to-have in OneNot!!
Sigh, just discovered how my highlights on an image shifted and no way to group them
Roger Hubmann commented
@Jacob Levitan can you please explain how? the right-hand approach, as above, does not work