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  1. Sort Pages

    Add ability to sort Pages

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

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Here are some of the results of the survey –
    • Sorting is needed for pages, sections, and notebooks
    • Sorting should persist while navigating, after close of notebook, across all devices, and be seen by people they share the notebook with
    • Current OneNote users want the following sorts – alphabetical, date created, and date modified
    • We heard from a lot of users who wanted to set section lists and page lists in a sort that they wouldn’t change often, but there was also a set of users who mentioned that they would want to live in a certain sort order, but switch to another sort order as an aid to locate specific items within their list

    Thank you again for your responses. This information helps us understand the experience we need to build to match your needs.

  2. tag

    I need the tag functionality to function more like OneNote 2016 desktop app.

    - the ability to assign multiple tags to a single item and have them summarized that way
    -the ability to customize tags

    39 votes
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    We appreciate your feedback on tag search and custom tags. We have shipped tag search, other search capabilities, and custom tags for the OneNote app. Please go to the App Store and make sure you have the latest build, explore, and give us feedback on these areas.

    Areas to explore and give feedback on –
    • Tags in your notebook and pages now appear in your search results
    • Search for multiple tags
    • Tag suggestions in the search dropdown
    • Recent searches
    • You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase instead of individual words
    • Pivot on page and tag results I the search results pane
    • Combined tag and text searches
    • Do you get unwanted results?
    • Is your regular page search getting impacted in any way?

    Areas to explore and give feedback on custom tags –
    • The workflow…

  3. Win: multi-tags;import from outlook, import from EverNote

    Working for years with Evernote I am missing some features.

    1. Multi-Tags
    2. Synchronisation / import tags from Outlook.
    3. Easy import tags from Evernote

    In this order! !

    And thumbs up for all other ideas around tags here!!!

    358 votes
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    Thank you for voting on this feature. I’d like to gather more information on what you would like to see in the future. I have posted 4 questions below —

    1. How often do you tag a note/item with multiple tags?
    a) Never
    b) Rarely
    c) Sometimes
    d) Often
    e) Always

    2. Can you provide an example, from a recent instance, in which you applied multiple tags? e.g. “todo” & “critical” and “todo” & “important”

    3. Some of you commented that it’s important to see all the tags for each item in the summary list, not just the first tag for an item. If multiple tags were shown for each item on the summary list, what would this allow you to do next?

    4. When finding tags in OneNote 2016, which tag list is most important to you? Why?
    a) Summary Page
    b) Tags Summary Pane

  4. Improved Tag User Experience

    For tags, as a user, I expect to be able to select any color for any of the symbols. For instance, for the color scheme of my notebook, red stands out best, but it is not a color option on most of the tag symbols I want to use for customized tags.
    Also, as a user, I expect the application to have the functionality--such as in Word--for the user to be able to select any symbol from a wide variety of fonts. (Potential code reuse opportunity here?)

    27 votes
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  5. Tag feature is present but the function to find these tags is absent in the OneNote app compared to OneNote 2016.

    Tag feature is present but the function to find these tags is absent in the OneNote app compared to OneNote 2016.

    26 votes
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    We appreciate your feedback on tag search and custom tags. We have shipped tag search, other search capabilities, and custom tags for the OneNote app. Please go to the App Store and make sure you have the latest build, explore, and give us feedback on these areas.

    Areas to explore and give feedback on –
    • Tags in your notebook and pages now appear in your search results
    • Search for multiple tags
    • Tag suggestions in the search dropdown
    • Recent searches
    • You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase instead of individual words
    • Pivot on page and tag results I the search results pane
    • Combined tag and text searches
    • Do you get unwanted results?
    • Is your regular page search getting impacted in any way?

    Areas to explore and give feedback on custom tags –
    • The workflow…

  6. Please add a more simple faster way to type and insert correctly formatted math equations

    OneNote 2016 has the math equation menu but the OneNote app lacks this functionality. The new app allows you to select an equation you type or write but it doesn't always work right. If you type an equation, it looks like "sqrt(4)^2" until you hit the math button and formats it on that menu. It unfortunately doesn't give you the option to replace it with the formatted text.
    This would help me a lot at taking notes in Calculus 1 and 2.

    38 votes
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  7. 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)

    13 votes
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  8. 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.

    36 votes
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  9. Add "tag" functionality just as it's done in Evernote

    Just let us have the "tag" functionality just as it's done in Evernote. A simple UI element on each page to add tags quickly (auto-completing to already existing tags as one types - just as in Evernote) and then making the search function aware of these tags, so they also appear on the search results.

    512 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We appreciate your feedback on tag search and custom tags. We have shipped tag search, other search capabilities, and custom tags for the OneNote app. Please go to the App Store and make sure you have the latest build, explore, and give us feedback on these areas.

    Areas to explore and give feedback on –
    • Tags in your notebook and pages now appear in your search results
    • Search for multiple tags
    • Tag suggestions in the search dropdown
    • Recent searches
    • You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase instead of individual words
    • Pivot on page and tag results I the search results pane
    • Combined tag and text searches
    • Do you get unwanted results?
    • Is your regular page search getting impacted in any way?

    Areas to explore and give feedback on custom tags –
    • The workflow…

  10. Automatically append date and time with a tag.

    Every line in OneNote 'knows' the date and time it was made or modified. Every page in OneNote knows the date and time you set for it, at the top, beneath the title. What we're missing is the ability to set to 'visible' the date and time of the line, either based on its modify timestamp or utilizing the manually set date or time from the top of the page.
    Let's look at this example...

    [ ] ACTION: Wash the cat.

    If I right-click on it, I see its timestamp. But I want that timestamp to be seen by everyone,…

    34 votes
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    Thank you for posting this idea. I believe OneNote for Windows 10 currently offers what you are asking for, just not under the concept of a tag.

    Have you tried Right Clicking in the canvas and choosing the last option, which should be entitled " at ". For example, if I do that, I see “Dany Khalife at 2/4/2018 10:34 AM”.

    When that option is chosen, the author, date and time are all inserted at the location where you initiated the right click.

    We could add a keyboard shortcut to this option if that facilitates repetitive insertion, like in your scenario.

  11. Multiple tags

    I sometimes give an item in OneNote more than one tag (e.g. PROJECT & IDEA). When I go to the TAG SUMMARY, it will display the tag names as headings and then list the tagged items under each heading. However, when multiple tags are used, only the first tag is in the summary and the second tag is ignored.

    I'd like to see ALL tags in the summary section.

    133 votes
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    Thank you for voting on this feature. I’d like to gather more information on what you would like to see in the future. I have posted 4 questions below —

    1. How often do you tag a note/item with multiple tags?
    a) Never
    b) Rarely
    c) Sometimes
    d) Often
    e) Always

    2. Can you provide an example, from a recent instance, in which you applied multiple tags? e.g. “todo” & “critical” and “todo” & “important”

    3. Some of you commented that it’s important to see all the tags for each item in the summary list, not just the first tag for an item. If multiple tags were shown for each item on the summary list, what would this allow you to do next?

    4. When finding tags in OneNote 2016, which tag list is most important to you? Why?
    a) Summary Page
    b) Tags Summary Pane

  12. Improve Tagging and Tag reporting

    Tagging in onenote is currently not very useful. Implementing #tagging and better reporting would help. I.e. If I wanted a report across notebooks on items flagged with "Great Idea" currently that would be pretty difficult and messy. Worse if I wanted to group those tags by something.

    111 votes
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    Thank you for voting on this feature. I’d like to gather more information on what you would like to see in the future. I have posted 4 questions below —

    1. How often do you tag a note/item with multiple tags?
    a) Never
    b) Rarely
    c) Sometimes
    d) Often
    e) Always

    2. Can you provide an example, from a recent instance, in which you applied multiple tags? e.g. “todo” & “critical” and “todo” & “important”

    3. Some of you commented that it’s important to see all the tags for each item in the summary list, not just the first tag for an item. If multiple tags were shown for each item on the summary list, what would this allow you to do next?

    4. When finding tags in OneNote 2016, which tag list is most important to you? Why?
    a) Summary Page
    b) Tags Summary Pane

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  13. create new tags with emoji keyboard

    Create new tags with symbols from the emoji keyboard. Would especially be useful in the mobile app.

    13 votes
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    Help us out!!! We appreciate that you have spent time on UserVoice giving us feedback on how to improve OneNote tagging. We’d like to hear more!!! Click this link to help guide decisions around custom tags. The survey will take less than 3 minutes. All answers are anonymous.

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  14. Consider add more actions to costomized tags

    The idea for customizing tags is awesome, but I still wanna achieve more when creating new tags.
    1. Enable users to change font and format of the text. When I was trying to create a tag for "canceled", I wanna draw a cross line through the content text, however, it was not available.
    2. The action to replace or modify certain tags. For example, the outlook task acts the similar way as "Todo" tags, however, when I add an outlook task to the line where "Todo" tag is already there, I have to manually delete or check "Todo" tag. When…

    13 votes
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  15. Sorting options for Onenote, Notebooks, Sectiongroups, Sections and Pages

    Provide options that allow sorting of the various items in any of the above. This could be the normal Alphabetical or Date searches, but could also be more dynamic i.e. Contains Tag ??, Contains ?? in Subject etc. This would potentially allow things like a notebook that has sections ordered in Priority etc.

    845 votes
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    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Here are some of the results of the survey –
    • Sorting is needed for pages, sections, and notebooks
    • Sorting should persist while navigating, after close of notebook, across all devices, and be seen by people they share the notebook with
    • Current OneNote users want the following sorts – alphabetical, date created, and date modified
    • We heard from a lot of users who wanted to set section lists and page lists in a sort that they wouldn’t change often, but there was also a set of users who mentioned that they would want to live in a certain sort order, but switch to another sort order as an aid to locate specific items within their list

    Thank you again for your responses. This information helps us understand the experience we need to build to match your needs.

  16. More Formatting Features (table styles, all lowercase text, default font, increase/decrease font size buttons, etc.)

    - Table Styles
    - Case Controls (e.g. all upper, all lower, etc.)
    - Different Styles (Default heading color and font)
    - Increase/Decrease Text Size buttons

    838 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback! We are considering this request, but don’t have anything to announce at this time. Please stay tuned.

  17. Windows: Enhance To-Do functionality with reminders, geofencing, a summary view of all To-Dos, and multi-user completion notifications

    Allow individual list items to have associated reminders, to include geofenced, time/date, and programmed event based. Allow these reminders to be synchronized with outlook.com calendars and to do lists, and to provide notifications to users via the OneNote app. Shared notebooks could provide these notifications to multiple users on different platforms. Add a notification for when the list item is complete : ie, let my spouse know when I've picked up the milk. Consider "Bob is working on list X," and "Susie has completed list X" for longer lists, rather than spam notifications. Allow users to determine the type of…

    1,623 votes
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    133 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for voting for this suggestion! We can’t make any promises at this time, but we are definitely considering this feature and would love to hear more about how you would use it and why it’s important to you. If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to add a comment with this information.

  18. Windows Phone: Draw or write with a stylus (digital ink or handwriting input)

    Vote for this if you want to be able to use a stylus to write in OneNote for Windows Phone by hand.

    364 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback! We are considering this request, but don’t have anything to announce at this time. Please stay tuned.

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