OneNote for Windows

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  1. Create automatic table of contents for any given page

    Please allow up to create automatic table of contents based on headings order

    492 votes
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  2. Automatic tag summaries

    In OneNote, you can create a summary page for any tag, which creates a list of all items with specific tags in a new page. The feature is useful, but would be more so if the list would be updated when a new item is tagged. This way it would be easy to keep a few pages as a sort of dashboard of important tags. Personally, I would like to have this feature to have automatic lists of items that have tags such as important, shopping, to do (in different contexts) and x project.

    Other related features that would also…

    490 votes
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  3. OneNote Outlook Tasks Integration


    1. I'd like existing OneNote 2016 & 2010 feature "Insert Outlook Task" be included in OneNote for Windows 10

    2. I'd like OneNote Linked tasks be available at my Android mobile device.

    482 votes
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  4. Add language auto-detection

    Typically I'm typing or pasting both English and German text in my notes but I often get the ugly spelling correction underlining because OneNote thinks by default just in the system-wide language (which is German in my case). I don't wish to disable the spelling correction and changing the language for a text selection is not a great experience because I have to select one language out of way too many languages in the list. Word on the other hand has working language auto-detection (and even if it did not, it would still be more usable because the recently used…

    407 votes
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    OneNote 2016

    (1) Language detection before typing: OneNote 2016 doesn’t have a language detection feature at this point. It marks text with language information based on the current keyboard layout. If you are typing with US-English keyboard, the text will be marked with English automatically. If you want to type in a different language, then you can install additional keyboard layouts in Windows and switch to that keyboard layout before typing. So if you switch to a German keyboard layout, it will automatically mark the text with German and spell checker will use German language for that part of the text. This is the simplest way to get the proofing language you want.

    (2) Language detection after typing: Users can select and switch the language for part of a text through Review > Language > Set Proofing Language if they want to do it after they typed it. The language…

  5. Changing the page creation date or time in OneNote for W10

    Editing the page creation date and time shown directly under the page title is missing in OneNote for Windows UWA, but it is available in OneNote Desktop App. This feature is important if you want to have accurate date/time organisation with your OneNote pages !!

    Please, include editing the page creation date and time shown directly under the page title in OneNote for Windows UWA.

    405 votes
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  6. Math Tools

    They really need to add a gallery for some basic tools like rulers, protractors, spinners, quadrant 1 graph paper, 4 quadrant graph paper...

    401 votes
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  7. Windows: Drag and drop to insert a link to a file instead of attaching or inserting the file

    The last version of OneNote allowed me to drop a file in, and paste a link to the file rather than attaching or inserting the file. This meant I could keep my files in a well managed folder-based structure, and yet link to them from OneNote.

    Office 2013 removes this.

    Much discussion ensued here
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office2013release-onenote/insert-link-to-file-where-did-this-go/0c2bb0b6-7c73-4289-8f25-020faaba0027

    401 votes
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  8. Include the possibility to add comments to a text, similar to the way it's done in Word

    Possibly add comments, or notes based on part of the text (or image) on a page. Similar to the Word comments used for review.

    399 votes
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  9. Rotate inserted PDFs

    It would be really helpful if you could rotate inserted PDFs in OneNote. Currently, the "Rotate" button is grayed out.

    391 votes
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  10. Incorporate To-Do

    I want to be able to create lists and arrange them and prioritize the actions with a drag and drop capability. It would be nice to see if Microsoft could incorporate it's To-Do app into OneNote or build a similar functionality natively into OneNote. Priorities change constantly and giving the user the ability to arrange items on a list with drag and drop rather than cut and paste would be so much more helpful.

    387 votes
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  11. Section Tabs at Top

    OneNote 2016 was easier to navigate with the Section Tabs at the top instead of on the side. Please add an option to adjust the location of the Sections tabs.

    386 votes
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  12. 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!!!

    371 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

  13. Office 365: Allow sharing individual sections and pages without sharing the whole notebook

    As per my understanding, is possible to do it if you have a personal account but we use Office365 for business and it's not possible to do it. Why? Is when it's more useful, when you are working and sharing notes between different departments (who don't have to see the entire notebook, just the one note you are working together)...

    366 votes
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  14. 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.

  15. Adding mathematical formulas in dark mode

    As of now in OneNote, it's hard to add formulas in dark mode because the white text is highlighted white when entering formulas and hence you can't see what you're typing unless you switch to light mode and then enter the formula and then switch back.

    357 votes
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  16. Freeze pane in OneNote table (same as in Excel)

    I have a large table in OneNote With header and preceding column which I would like to stay visible when scrolling in the table. Same functionallity as Freeze Pane in Excel

    343 votes
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  17. Regular Expression Search including search replace ability

    One of the strongest motive to use OneNote is the Search ability. It is great for nomal uses, but for advanced users Regular Expression ability take OneNote search engine to to next level. OneNote is also lacking the ability to search and replace using simple wording, wildcards or regular expression.

    This functionality is platform independent and would work on all platforms (systems/devices).

    334 votes
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  18. Make it so that the math add in can be added to the 2016 version of One Note.

    I'm a math teacher and really wanted to use this tool in my classroom this year, but it wont download to my computer since I have the 2016 version. The tools in the math add in are really cool and it's a shame that it doesn't work with the latest version.

    331 votes
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  19. Allow paper size with fized width and unlimted height

    The current options are either unlimited width & height or fixed with & height.
    Can we have an option of fixed width and unlimited height.

    Use case: Create notes that can be printed without affecting the size.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonenote-msoother-mso_2010/annoying-feature-on-onenote-auto-paper-size/1cee3e5e-563b-4c7d-b151-997b7eb422cf

    320 votes
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  20. Delete student sections in class notebook

    It's really frustrating when you want to delete a student section or page and you have to go through each student's OneNote individually to do that.
    Why can't there be a way to delete sections and pages on mass?

    302 votes
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