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  1. Tag Suggestions

    1. Allow for custom tag images, maybe using Segoe MDL2 Assets
    2. Allow for custom tag groups with user selections (EX: Travel, Project...)
    3. Allow for tag group searching
    4. API to Groups and custom tag use\access

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    • Add Increase/Decrease Font Size buttons to Ribbon

      In Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook there are buttons on the Ribbon on Home tab to Increase/Decrease Font Size. Please add these buttons "A + Up-Arrow"/"A + Down-Arrow" also in the OneNote Ribbon next to the dropdowns to choose Font and Font Size. They are much quicker to use than chosing font size by number. And if you add them to the Ribbon, please also add them to the right-click context menu.

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      • ruler

        Double tap on virtual ruler to rotate 90 degrees

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        • Listen to the suggestions that people write here.

          First, l would like to let you know that OneNote is my must-have and that it is one the best applications I ever used. However, it is very irritating that despite OneNote is so great, it lacks several functions that are really necessary, and that people have been asking for during the last several years. The features are:
          - a proper tag system (like the one Evernote has. I know that you do have tags and that you are trying to persuade everyone they are just as good, but they are not. Just read the feedbacks. And I am not…

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          • Open Links in a new Onenote window

            As a user i want to open links on a page pointing to other notebooks/pages in a *new window* so i can take advantage of big screens and show several pages at the same time. Exactly like the context menu in IE: 'open in new window'.
            (I think, that the workaround with open new OneNote and klick the desired link is not fast enough)

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            • Please add a way to manually back up your notebooks to your computer

              Well, I'd feel a lot better if I knew I could manually back up my notebooks to my PC. When I used OneNote for Windows 10, it lost all my notes

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              • for enterprise workgroups it is essential for onenote to be physically not on onedrive but on the enterprise network

                for enterprise workgroups it is essential for onenote to be physically not on onedrive but on the enterprise network

                3 votes
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                • X mark a To-Do Tag

                  Apart from being able to either check or uncheck a to-do box, we should be able to X mark a to-do box, or do other forms of checking (i.e. shading, half-shaded, etc)

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                  • Floating Notes

                    I would like a feature that allows certain notes (images or text) to float with you as you scroll up and down on a page. I'm a medical student so having some of my drawn notes or a diagram that I need to reference often float alongside my pdf printouts would be AMAZING!!!

                    I was thinking it could be an option in the right click menu after you select things with the lasso tool...or you could make a brand new tool!! Please give this some consideration as I'm sure it has implications for many other areas of use besides note…

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                    • Custom Tag Summary(s)

                      Allow users to create their own custom Tag Summary(s). For example let users create a:To Do Summary, Ideas Summary, or Meeting Attendee Summary. User would pick which tags would show in the summary. Include the existing "show only unchecked items" and Search selections in each custom summary tag.

                      Currently OneNote shows all the tags in Tag Summary. If you try to use To Do tags and use Meeting Details where everyone that attends has a attendance tag, you get so many tags showing in the Tag Summary that tags become unusable/ineffective (especially if you have a lot of project meetings…

                      4 votes
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                      • Syncing a notebook with drawings and inkings causes things to mess up a lot

                        When I draw something in my android onenote and then edit it in my windows 10 tablet, the mistakes that I fix get resynchronized again and again....it is really frustrating, please fix your sync system

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                        • Plain and simple, Why not integrate all the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel functionality into OneNote?

                          Why skip some of the most common tools or make them work differently than Office or Excel?

                          i.e.
                          *Tab key has different functionality.
                          *Tables and cells have different format modes. You can't merge cells, etc easily draw borders, etc...
                          *Importing templates or creating templates is not as user friendly as word or excel.
                          *Paragraphs are a pain to maneuver

                          I can keep describing different functionalities, but the point is noted.

                          2 votes
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                          • Pencil tool for OneNote 2016 (Desktop client)

                            This function has been added to OneNote "app" for Windows 10, but NOT the desktop client "OneNote 2016". ALL functions of the app should be available in the full program. If I use the Pencil in the Windows app, I don't want it to appear as solid ink on the 2016 version.

                            This was requested in https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/17802031-pencil-function-in-2016, but this function is NOT completed, so voting needs to start up again.

                            2 votes
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                            • Parental Links in OneNote through Teams

                              Parental/Guardian Links for OneNote through Teams.
                              They are available in stand alone Class OneNote, but not through Teams.
                              This is stopping schools from engaging with MS Teams.

                              2 votes
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                              • Fix password protection exploit

                                So I've been using OneNote as a diary, until recently I've found an unsettling matter.

                                It seems that all it takes to bypass the password "protection" of sections is to do the following:
                                1. Create a new notebook.
                                2. Export an existing section (password "protected") into the new notebook.
                                3. Open the exported section.

                                Even though I really like the ease of use OneNote supports, I don't think I'll be using OneNote as my Diary application until it'll be fixed.

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                                • Attach hyperlink to ink objects

                                  I recently started using OneNote to help me organize my research ideas. More specifically, I've been using it to map out the relationships between different variables. It would be helpful if I could attach links to these maps. For example, adding doi links to the arrows connecting these constructs to a research article supporting the relationship.

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                                  • 'Master' Pen Thickness

                                    When expanding or compressing my page, I often want to have all the pens at a thickness that works for that scale. It would be very cool if there was a 'master' option that allowed you to set the thickness (or any other attribute) across all pens in the taskbar immediately. I'd say that individual control should still be maintained, but just overridden by the master until changed individually again.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Move page to different section within same OneNote Book without breaking links to paragraphs

                                      This improvement is urgently needed for moving a page to another section within the same OneNote Book, which section could be located within a different Section Group! Based on Reference [1] below, we did not expect breaking links to paragraph problems. I hope that other OneNote users can appreciate the described OneNote improvement. Our company does needs a flexible and scalable solution and will cooperate with the OneNote Team to find a solution.

                                      Why this is urgently needed

                                      Our company is for 3 years for its business administration fully based on using Office 365 with a central role for OneNote/Outlook…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Option to turn off automatic page reordering

                                        Pages are automatically reorganized by reopening them. I would like to keep mine in the original order created instead of the most recently opened moving down to the bottom fo the page list under a section.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Isometric Grid

                                          Is it possible to add an Isometric grid option. In order to help me sketch in perspective in OneNote

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