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  1. Change colour of box so you can highlight sections easily

    I include notes on one subject on a page and some areas are more important so it would be really useful to change the colour of an area, or the background colour of a text box.

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    • Ability to set language pr OneNote book.

      It should be a way to set language (spelling checker) at book level. The OneNote client could use this information as initial language when new pages are created.

      eg. This page will initially be set to the chosen book language.

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      • outlining

        OneNote Developers:

        Grab a copy of GrandView (DOS outlining program). Use it. Then implement its features in Windows 10 OneNote.

        OneNote needs a comprehensive outlining capability. If you want to make it a product that has usability in the educational context, outlining is essential.

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        • Outlook Tasks

          Please can we have Outlook task intergration in the Windows 10 version in the same way that OneNote 2016 has!

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          • Make sorting available without purchase of a third-party add-on.

            It's absolutely abysmal that I am unable to sort notes without purchasing an add-on from a third-party developer who is part of the OneNote team, and it only works on Windows. Pathetic.

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            • Make use of the user's Roaming Profile

              Roaming profile. The list of open OneNote files should be stored in the user's profile. This way, when a user reinstalls his machine or when he logs into another machine, he should have the same OneNote files open in OneNote (Desktop Client)

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              • Timeline and smartart

                Hi

                I would like to make a timeline i Onenote for my course - i´m a student at CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and a timeline is a great tool to create an overview for the keypoints of articles for each week.
                But to my big frustration I found out that smartart aint integrated into Onenote?

                could you please consider this or make the tools in onenote making graphs, lines and similar tools from Powerpoint more integrated into Onenote?

                Thanks in advance and best regards,
                Carsten Rasmussen

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                • Add e-mail notification to shared One Note notebooks that are stored on Onedrive for Business.

                  Why not allow people who post to a Shared Notebook the option of simply getting notifications when there are updates? At set frequencies?

                  It is such a blindingly obvious idea that when a coworker mentioned it, another one said: "Ït's a Microsoft product: it is not meant to be fun or intuitive to use!"

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                  • Page Rolling Function and Page color function on the right side

                    1. When I have many pages on the right side of the window, I can't use mouse roller to roll the page but to use the slide bar. It's very inconvenient.

                    2. If ONENOTE page title can change to a different color that will be wonderful. I mean the font color on the right side of the list, not the title color in one page. Because when I have many pages together, if I can decide the title color it will be much easier for us to distinguish different style of pages

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                    • Meetings notes page moving with re-scheduled meetings in Outlook

                      I use OneNote to capture agenda topics and required discussion notes for meetings scheduled in Outlook. These meetings have not happened yet. These notes act as a reminder for the meeting.
                      If I have logged the notes for an, upcoming, scheduled meeting, and the meeting moves - the notes pages does not carry through to the re-arranged meeting and I have to find the old note page again. Can you please correct as I can't imagine anyone not wanting this functionality.

                      20 votes
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                      • Add a BUTTON for displaying the 'rest of sections and Section Groups'

                        When you are currently into a SECTION GROUP, it is NOT possible to display immediately the 'Rest of Sections / Section groups'.
                        In the current version, you need first to leave the current SECTION GROUP, and then to push the TAB "Rest of Section / section groups".
                        The idea is simply to add a BUTTON that allows to display the "rest of sections/Section Groups", whatever the section or section group you are.
                        Adding this button is something easy, that activates an already existing function.
                        Many thanks for your attention.

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                        • Add Excel Embedding to Windows 10 App

                          This feature is in the OneNote 2016 desktop application but is not present in the OneNote Windows 10 application. It's the only reason I have to install and run OneNote 2016 on my Windows 10 computers.

                          4 votes
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                          • Notebook File Management

                            Currently it is very difficult to find where Notebooks are located, which ones were auto-generated, which ones are undeletable old versions, which ones are attached to certain Office or Microsoft accounts, which ones have merge errors, etc.

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                            • Please, add to ask password when someone select to delete a locked One Note app Section. This is really disappointing that Microsoft Missed

                              Please, add to ask password when someone selects to delete a locked One Note app Section. This is amazing that how Microsoft Missed this feature.?

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                              • let apps integrate with a microsoft business/school account

                                I'm using a digital pen from NeoLABS. This small Korean manufacturer creates a very usefull tool for business and students who prefer hand written notes and want to integrate them with their digital store. Since the beginning it was possible to sync handwritten notes recorded with the digital pen with Evernote. Recently NeoLAB has added OneNote for syncing and backing up (hurray - good news I'm a fan of OneNote and an intensive business user). Unfortunately Microsoft only allows to sync to a Microsoft personal account, where I as a business user store all my data in my business account…

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                                • Horizontal scrolling using touchpad

                                  I'm reopening the question closed in this issue
                                  https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/6481327-allow-horizontal-scrolling-with-touchpad
                                  I'm talking about enabling horizontal scrolling using multitouch touchpads (two fingers horizontal swipe). This is an issue not on my HP ProBook only.

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                                  • merge 2 accounts to one OneNote

                                    ability to merge a private account and a business account to one One Note account

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                                      • PDF Quality

                                        Please Improve on the PDF Quality, especially in your Win10 app! Large PDFs look absolutely horrible:(

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                                        • Text highlighting with pen

                                          Like what Microsoft Word has, it would be nice to have the feature where you can use the pen to highlight text and it auto aligns to the text. This would be nice without the need of using lines (which is very inconvenient).

                                          Thank you :)

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