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  1. Add a Word Count option

    There is an optional plug in for this but it only works with the desktop version. This should be a native feature and included with all flavors of OneNote

    252 votes
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  2. 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.

    243 votes
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  3. Search and replace function

    Please add search and replace function to OneNote! (very useful to bulk change words to an abbreviation)

    243 votes
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  5. Allow offline access with later sync to all notebooks

    When using Onenote synced to the cloud via Onedrive, only previously opened notebooks are available offline. For people, like myself, who have dozens of notebooks, don't always have internet access, and don't know in advance which notebooks I may need when offline, this is very problematic.
    I suggest having a way to have all notebooks on your hard drive as well as in the cloud, and if changes are made to any while offline, they should be automatically synced when online after.
    I'll note that this works seamlessly with third party cloud sync applications, such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

    240 votes
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  6. Connected Shapes (as in PowerPoint)

    Drawing even simple diagrams is a pain with OneNote, because the shapes are not connected. Hence rearranging a drawing is very labor intensive. It would be extremely helpfull if there were a number of connector shapes in OneNote (like in PowerPoint), which connect shapes in a way that the connections are maintained when the shapes are moved arround

    235 votes
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  7. Don't override tab key behavior

    OneNote has overridden the default tab key behavior to "insert new table here," rather than the typical "insert tab character here."

    If your keyboard has a numpad you can force a tab character by pressing Alt+9 on the numpad. This is an awkward keypress, and severely limits my productivity when I'm trying to organize my thoughts using tabs (instead of a list, or a table).

    If your keyboard does NOT have a numpad, there is no way to insert a tab character - other than using one of two cumbersome workarounds (copy/pasting a tab character from somewhere else or creating…

    232 votes
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  8. Show print lines on each page

    By default there is no way to see if your written notes exceed one page. You have to write very small or adjust the whole text to fit into a page so I can print it out.
    I would appreciate a feature like in Excel where you simply can tick a box an you can see where the border of a page is.

    227 votes
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  9. OneNote is Awful, kill it and bring back OneNote 2016.

    Windows 10 "Metro" "Windows Store" OneNote App is Awful, kill it and bring back OneNote 2016.

    224 votes
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  10. Smart tables with quick sort and filter functionality in the header

    Implement smart tables with quick sort and filter functionality similar to excel tables via drop down menus in the header. Or better yet enable embedding editable spreadsheets in OneNote (as suggested by others)

    222 votes
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  11. Section tabs layout

    Provide the option to layout onenote the way you want it as it applies to notebooks, section tabs and pages. It's impossible to please everyone, we all process information different. Give us the option to lay out onenote the way we want it.

    221 votes
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  12. Grammarly

    It would be nice if you could provide the basic Grammarly for OneNote as you do in Word and Outlook

    215 votes
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  13. create a default template for an entire notebook as well

    Vote for this one if you would like to have an option for creating a default template for an entire notebook as well and not only for one section.

    211 votes
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  14. Make Search Functional Useful

    When typing a search phrase, OneNote should show instances as it is typed. The results should include all instances of the partial phrase, but not instances of individual words in the phrase. It would be nice to have Boolean search operators, but at least OneNote should stop presenting huge numbers of false positives.

    For example, if one is searching for "make love not war" it should give you every instance of "make" as you type "make', then eliminate them as you start to type "love" so you only get instances of "make l" then "make lo", etc.

    Currently OneNote gives…

    209 votes
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  15. Copy/Paste Some Cells in a table

    Copy/Paste Some Cells in a table.
    I have a table of 3 rows and 5 columns.
    If I want to copy Cell B2&C2 into B3 & C3 it doesn't copy and paste the 2 cells. Somehow OneNote starts a new table inside line 3!!!

    205 votes
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  16. Dock to desktop feature is missing

    OneNote 2016 has feature "Dock to desktop", this seems to be missing from OneNote for Windows 10.

    199 votes
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  17. Merge Office and PDF documents natively into Onenote.

    Allow Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and PDFs to be actual pages in OneNote not just inserts on the pages. Allow full editing of documents right from onenotes tool bar. the office tool bar should be great for that type of extensability.

    Allow third parties to create custom page types that interact throughout onenote.

    196 votes
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  18. 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?

    189 votes
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  19. Integrate paper size function to OneNote for Windows 10

    Please reintegrate paper size function in Windows 10. This feature is realy usefull.

    Feature improvement: ... would be great to have the possibility to set just a paper width but without a fix height. This would improve printability of documents without loosing the limitless paper feature.

    186 votes
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  20. Sort Pages

    Add ability to sort Pages

    184 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.

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