OneNote for Windows

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  1. Please fix OneNote freezes/hangs(Not responding) while sync

    Please fix OneNote freezes(Not responding)
    We have a shared one note document. OneNnote will hang for all users while one user is adding/editing the shared document.
    This is such basic requirement(to not hang the UI for all users) how you guys can expect from us new ideas while the most basic requirement like this is not met?

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    • OneNote prints double Euro signs (€€)

      When hitting ALT+E (Euro symbol on German keyboard) then two Euro signs (€€) are printed instead of one. The problem appears only in the Desktop OneNote app shipped with Windows 10.

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        We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

        I have taken a look at this and using a German keyboard layout, pressing the right Alt + E only prints a single Euro sign. This was tested in both OneNote for Windows 10 and OneNote 2016.

        For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

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

      • New Ruler Bug

        (i posted this at (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10-mso_365hp/onenote-ruler-bug-sometimes-does-not-recognize-pen/fc815779-4835-4b86-9b0e-42ed82e60862?tm=1520093476327)
        originally but then was asked to post it here.

        Dear MS-Team,

        I have the problem, that the new ruler function in onenote ist sill a little buggy. Depending on the angle of the ruler, Onenote sometimes won´t recognize the pen anymore and won´t draw a line. This happens only if the ruler is held in diagonal angles.

        This Problem does NOT occur when:

        The ruler is 90 degrees or 0 degrees.
        The ruler is held with one finger only (which does not feel natural)
        Other apps like Scratchpad or Ink which already had…

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        • BUG: Not Able To Sort Sections By Dragging & Dropping

          Recently when I drag and drop a section to manually sort the section doesn't stay where I drop it. I opened a case and was told that it is a bug and I should use the OneNote Suggestion Portal to seek help is getting the bug addressed. Please help!

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          • Make it possible to delete a font like Segoe UI Emoji

            I use some special characters like Alt + 11 ♂ and Alt + 12 ♀ a lot, and they turn into ugly emojis. Not all special characters change. For example when I use Alt + 175 » I don't get an emoji. I don't use emojis so it would be nice if this font could be deleted.

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              Hi there,

              Your request is out of the scope of OneNote but definitely possible. If you don’t want a particular font on your system, you are free to delete it yourself from C:\Windows\Fonts.

              You can do this at your own risk as there might be some apps that actually need this font.

              Best regards
              -The OneNote Team

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                The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com. We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.

                You have referenced this Forum thread and this is where the product group monitors bugs.

                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-2016-freezesnot-responding-very-frequently/7f6ca940-eae4-4ac4-92dd-803c892135ac

              • Remove print header / footer

                I would love to see an option under the print options that allows you to uncheck print header and or footer. So when you print to PDF your page is cleaned up.

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                  Hey Eric,

                  OneNote for Windows 10 does not add Headers & Footers to pages you print. This is likely coming from the OS or Printer Options.

                  I am closing this post as it is not actionable from our end.

                  Thank you for posting on our forums and helping us improve OneNote for everyone.

                  -The OneNote Team

                • Add a tab for all most recent notebooks viewed, to remind oneself of thought processes, and assist in following through

                  Within the History tab , the edits can be viewed, but sometimes I only skim an article with intention of returning to it. But when I do this frequently, inevitably some stuff will be forgotten. But to add a more straightforward tab for ALL receently viewed notebooks across the application would assist in following through ideas and thought processes to help with and speed up work on essays and any project. .

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                    Hi there,

                    Thank you for your feedback.

                    In OneNote for Windows 10, we do show you the notebooks in a Most-Recently-Used ordering, when you click the More Notebooks button in the Notebooks panel. This behavior should also be consistent in OneNote 2016.

                    I hope this helps.

                  • Add the ability to create textboxes in onenote like the one used in word

                    The textbox in microsoft word is really easy: just go to insert and text box and you have box to write on. However, in onenote, there is no text box so please add one.

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                      Hello Yusuf,

                      Thank you for your feedback.

                      In OneNote, we do have “textboxes” and we refer to them as “Note containers”. Typically you could click anywhere on the page and just start typing. A note container will automatically be created for you at the location where you clicked.

                      I hope this helps.

                    • link

                      Links to files in Windows App - these don't seem to work. I get the "Sorry we couldn't open the notes you were looking for" message. But the same link in the same note works in Onenote 2016. It's really useful...

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                        We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                        For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                        I have also attempted to reproduce the issue but was unable to. Perhaps this has been resolved in the mean time? If not, please feel more than welcome to post on our answers forum (link above).

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

                      • highlighting issue in OneNote 2016

                        I just updated whatever fall creators update on my surface pro 4. now, when i select the highlighter tool and click down on where i want to highlight, the ppt or pdf printout disappears until i release the mouse. is this happening to anyone else?

                        changing highlighter color doesn't fix it. i also updated and that didn't fix it either. why is this problem even possible when microsoft is in charge of both the hardware and software.

                        this problem is not happening on my custom desktop PC's OneNote 2016 w/ the same notebooks

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                          We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                          I have also looked at this issue and wasn’t able to reproduce it on OneNote for Windows 10 or OneNote 2016 while running on Windows 10 build 16299.214.

                          For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

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

                        • don't install OneNote Office 2016

                          I wish I could only install Office features I use. Especially The OneNote printer keeps getting installed as default and causes me issues. Can't permanently get rid of it. Very annoying

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                          • No digital ruler (Surface Pro 4 @ Version 17.8827.20991.0)

                            As of today the Onenote-App Version running on my Surface Pro 4 still has no digital ruler function although according to Microsoft it should be useable now: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea#Audience=Everyone
                            A friend of mine got it at launch date running the same(!) Onenote Version as I am. Is there any way of updating my Onenote-App? I already tried reinstalling it which only forced me to set everything up again, including all pens...

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                              Thank you for adding this. The virtual ruler is being made available to customers on a gradual basis as stated in this announcement.
                              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-OneNote-for-Windows-10-1477d5de-f4fd-4943-b18a-ff17091161ea?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral
                              Because it is being rolled out gradually, you may have the new build installed (December 2017 feature update (Version 17.8827.2055), and yet don’t have the ruler. You will know that it has been rolled out to when you see it described in the What’s New dialog.
                              This feature uses special capabilities on Windows 10, and as such is only available on that platform.

                            • fix Version 17.8730.20741.0 buggy ****

                              so been using one note for ages and latest version I have is absolutely broken - keep getting a mesage about the PDF file I am trying to load bing corrupt. The only corrupt thing is your software.

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                              • [BUG] 32-bit click-2-run installs wrong version of search filter ONFILTER.DLL on 64-bit o/s

                                As documented on answer.microsoft.com:
                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-2016-index-location-unavailable-search/d78e7999-511f-4f78-b0ad-3d2711f08435
                                Click2Run has been installing the wrong version of onfilter.dll for some time now, for anyone installing 32bit OneNote on 64-bit windows. The installer is putting the 32-bit version (filesize 395,464 bytes) in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\VFS\ProgramFilesX64\Microsoft Office\Office16 where the 64-bit version is required (file size 464,072 bytes) Both refer to 0365 16.0.8229.2045. Manually installing the correct version gets undone regularly by C2R maintenance jobs.
                                Consequence of installer bug is that Windows cannot index / update index for OneNote content, resulting in slow searches from within OneNote.
                                It would be great if you could…

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                                  We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                                  For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum:
                                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                                  From what I see in the comments, it looks like the problem was resolved. I also took the time to check whether the expected ONFILTER.DLL was found in the location pointed out in the description. In my C2R installation I had the 64 bit version. Moreover, I did not see any slowness in search when using OneNote 2016.

                                  Should you still have any problems please feel free to report them on our Answers forum in the link above.

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

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                                      We are closing this as it is not very actionable.

                                      Please feel free to post specific ideas on what feature you desire. Try to give us as many details as possible so we can better understand how to answer our users’ needs.

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

                                    • [BUG] OneNote 2016 (Windows 7) scroll function does not work in sidebar / page tab

                                      OneNote 2016 has a persistent scroll problem in page tab within a Windows 7 environment.

                                      Anonymous 'user1306322' has a created an animation to illustrate this bug: https://i.stack.imgur.com/gAlbW.gif

                                      This issue has also been discussed on the Answers platform of MS:
                                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_winother-mso_2016/onenote-2016-suddenly-cant-scroll-in-the-sidebar/08eb21e6-73a1-448f-ba86-9e50e29fbad3

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                                      • Text is sometimes invisible when I am typing into an existing note

                                        Very often (2 or 3 times per day), when I change the focus from any app such as Explorer or Outlook, to OneNote, and start typing into an existing note, everything I type is invisible -- that is, the display does not reflect anything that I type. However, if I click on a different OneNote tab, and then go back to the tab I was in, then all of my text appears just as if I had typed it normally.
                                        I upgraded my machine to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) and from Office 365 Small Business to Office 365 Business…

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                                          We are closing this as our Uservoice forums are reserved for sharing ideas on how to improve OneNote.

                                          For issues and support with our product, please refer to the OneNote Answers forum.

                                          In this case the issue was already opened on this link:
                                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10/onenote-making-my-text-invisible/1be7a7bb-4c64-48d7-a5be-7930251ec8be

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

                                        • OneNote Importer For Windows does not work for me

                                          OneNote Importer For Windows does not work for me.
                                          I have a Corporate OneNote account and am entering my correct corporate Microsoft credentials to import Windows Evernote. However, after selecting the items I wish to import the Importer comes back with: ":( We Can't import your content. We can't access your account. Please try again later. Drror Code: 30108"

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                                            The best place to get support for this is the OneNote area of Answers.microsoft.com – specifically the Office OneNote area

                                            https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote

                                            For this particular topic, there is a thread in the Community Forum on this topic —

                                            https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_other-mso_archive/onenote-importer-error-30108/6adf3165-90ac-4f42-9c45-3ff048363329

                                            We’ve got folks over there who can help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas.

                                            Thanks for participating

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