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  1. Either make the Windows 10 version feature rich, or abandon it in favor of continuing OneNote 2016

    There seems to be indecision and lack of direction when it comes to OneNote. Are there two different teams developing it? Has development stalled?

    There are several features in OneNote 2016 that are not available in the Windows 10 UWA version. The most major one being the ability to searching image text converted by OCR. Please decide which product you want to succeed.

    I personally have tried using the Windows 10 version for several months and had to abandon it in favor of the 2016 version.

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  2. Include OneNote for Desktop in Office 2019

    I really like the desktop lay-out with notebooks on the left, sections on top and pages on the right. I tried the UWP version, and while perfectly suited for use on a tablet (with a reduced number of - bigger - buttons), I feel it misses too many features to replace the desktop version.

    So please include OneNote in the new Office 2019 suite!

    3,120 votes
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  3. Include the feature from OneNote 2016 to make customizable tags

    Customizable tags is a feature my business can NOT live without. This is the only thing that keeps us from switching to OneNote (from OneNote 2016)

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  4. Please add "print to onenote" also for the uwp app

    The Installation of OneNote 2016 installs also a printer "send to OneNote 16". I'd like that feature also for the uwp app.

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  5. Give teachers the ability to TURN OFF the "solve equation" in the OneNote app or we can't assess student ability.

    The app version allows users to input an equation and have it solved, step by step. this can be useful, but absolutely kills teacher ability to assess the development of student ability to identify opposite operations and formally solve equations. We need to be able to disable this feature when we are teaching equation rich topics and re-enable when the focus is on other skills and students would benefit from getting to see the blow by blow approach to scaffold their own attempts.

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  6. Keep One Note Desktop

    I would like to see One Note more intuitive to File Explorer with all the file saving Options of Word

    Used the Tabs from Excel in One Note For example If I have a Word Document in FE and and a related excel sheet I want to keep using the Word Document and the excel Document and on a 3rd tab use a general description then If I could actually save that One Note to any place I choose that would be a plus The Problem I find is that One note attached itself to some external file that I…

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  7. math

    In old version of Onenote, after inking an integral expression, such as dx/(x^2 +1) we can evaluate it by MATH button (it show "Select an action - evaluate"), but it disappear in newest version! Why? Please bring it back.

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  8. please make OneNote 2016 for windows desktop sections view just like OneNote for mac,which is a list not a menu bar.

    please make OneNote 2016 for windows desktop sections view just like OneNote for mac, which is a list not a menu bar.
    that make notebooks , sections and pages show as three list together ,it is beautiful ,just like on mac ,thanks

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    We are closing this idea as the platforms have all been converged into 1 common design as part of the July 2017 update.

    On Windows, please use the OneNote for Windows 10 app in order to see this new design.

    For more information on this, please visit the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

    Thank you for all your feedback in helping us shape the next version of OneNote.

  9. Edit attached/embedded Office files

    In OneNote 2016 an attached Excel/Word file could be opened from OneNote, edited, saved, and synced automatically back to OneNote.

    Now, in OneNote Windows 10, such files can only be opened as "Read Only."

    28 votes
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    This feature will be rolling out to all users on OneNote for Windows 10 over the next few weeks.
    Don’t worry about saving the new changes as a separate file and re-attaching to your notebook – your changes are already synced and ready to be viewed in OneNote! Make sure AutoSave is on.

    Here is the link to a recent blog explaining how it works
    techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-B..

  10. Bring back the "Copy link to paragraph" functionality in OneNote for Windows 10

    OneNote 2016 has the feature to copy the link to the choosen paragraph. I use this feature a lot. Please also add this functionality in the OneNote App for Windows 10.

    55 votes
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    We are pleased to let you know that Copying Link to Paragraphs is now available as of the September update. Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

    For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-links-to-notebooks-sections-pages-and-paragraphs-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-48dd0e82-623c-405d-b63a-df4eaf55c72a?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

  11. [BUG] Fix OneNote 2010 Sync With OneDrive (aka All Sections Disappear Bug 2017)

    As of May 2017, users of Microsoft OneNote 2010 that sync their notebooks with OneDrive are experiencing an issue where all sections in their notebooks disappear. Users then have to manually sync all their notebooks which some users report will restore their sections temporarily. Eventually their sections will disappear again usually after an hour or two.

    Screenshot of the problem:
    http://imgur.com/0hF34bJ

    54 votes
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    Hello Dave,

    We apologize for the inconvenience. This issue has been reported and resolved as per the following answers forum thread:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-why-does-this-message-keep-coming-up-there/8a8a1a5c-b29a-4d66-8313-6a6d94bb4dca?auth=1

    On a side note, I would like to point out that our uservoice forums are reserved for ideas and requests from users. For bugs please refer to use OneNote’s Answers forum:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote?auth=1

    Thanks,
    -The OneNote Team

  12. virtual ruler just like in ink workspace

    its very necessary to add virtual ruler just like in Windows ink workspace sketch pad.

    I am taking all my class notes in one note but without the ruler, protracter and compess its very difficult . pls provide these features in coming updates

    its very imp

    11 votes
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    We are pleased to inform you that the virtual Ruler has been added to OneNote for Windows 10 as part of our December 2017 update.

    You can find it in the ribbon under the Draw tab.

    For more information please reference the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea

    Thank you for helping us shape OneNote for Windows 10.
    -The OneNote Team

  13. Print to newest addition of OneNote

    The only option i see to print is to OneNote 2016 and I would like to insert the PDFs right into the newest edition so that I don't have to copy and paste. Also lately the sizing has been very off when a file is copied and pasted into another part of oneNote

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  14. Please, fix the proofing language bug.

    You can't set the proofing language, somehow Onenote automatically uses the display language. Very frustrating when editing or taking notes in a different language. It baffles me why this is not fixed.

    15 votes
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    We are pleased to let you know that this was completed as part of the May 2017 update to OneNote for Windows 10.
    You should now be able to select some text, right click it and set the proofing language.

    For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea

    Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

  15. Preformatted Text Styles

    the text styles that are available in OneNote 2016 should have the same editing feature as Word 2016 in which it allows you to edit pre-made text styles or add new ones (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.).

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    We are pleased to let you know that this was made available as of the January 2017 update.

    For more details on how to use this feature, please reference the following article:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone

    Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use.

  16. Save embeded files being opened out side automatically, not untile file close!!!!!!!!

    I modified an embedded excel file for days, and I save it often in Excel.
    Today I clicked the button in Outlook to upgrade office, then I closed Onenote firstly, then Excel.... you know what happened? my modifications get lost permanently! not in onenote history/recycle bin, even not found in system recycle bin... how brainless could this be?

    Why not OneNote make a copy of my file in days? it changes several times, is it hard to detect it? I'm speechless.......... a file syncher is much better than this ****.

    4 votes
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    You can do this in OneNote for Win10 app.

    Also, in the OneNote app, don’t worry about saving the new changes as a separate file and re-attaching to your notebook – your changes are already synced and ready to be viewed in OneNote! Make sure AutoSave is on.

    Here is the link to a recent blog explaining how it works
    techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-B..

  17. Autosave for embedded documents

    Can we please have office documents embedded in OneNote pages auto-save in the same way that they auto-save if they are stored as a file in the SharePoint site where the notebook is located?

    OneNote saves automatically to a cache and then to OneDrive/SharePoint for notebooks stored in OneDrive. In Office 365, word, excel etc documents auto-save as long as they are stored on a SharePoint, so having a file saved to my OneDrive means it will be auto-saved, which is important for group work.

    I use OneNote Notebooks heavily for Office 365 Groups, and embed documents in the notebooks.…

    4 votes
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    This capability is rolling out to all users on OneNote for Windows 1-0 over the next few weeks.

    Make sure AutoSave is on, edit what you want, and close the file when you’re done. The next time someone opens the file from the notebook, those latest changes will be there.

  18. Option in Ink to Math to turn fractions into decimals

    I am amazed how well Outlook does the math, but I fall back to using my calculator since it insists on giving me results as fractions with no option to turn them into decimals.

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  19. Insert File Printout, Word file icon no longer showing.

    Inserting a file printout used to put a copy of the file on the page and then the Inserted pages. This feature was removed with the update to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 on the 8th December.

    You could click on the word document and open and edit it. When you saved the file, the file on the OneNote page asked to update the printout.

    As a teacher I use this feature a lot with the students and staff.


    1. Topic test written in Word are placed in a department notebook and can be easily updated when changes need to be…
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  20. Sync Notebook Names

    Can you please make notebook's name sync across devices when changed on any device.

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    We are pleased to inform you that notebook names should sync properly now across devices. If you nickname a notebook on another device, you can expect OneNote for Windows 10 to update to that newly chosen nickname.

    Thank you for all your comments and feedback in helping us make OneNote better for everyone to use

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