Templates in UWP
If you're going to remove OneNote from Office 2019 and recommend people use the less full featured OneNote UWP app...you need to add pageTemplates from OneNote 2016/365 to the UWP app.
All functionality for Page Templates,
Creating a template
Saving a template
Using a Template as default for a note section
Years later, over one thousand votes, and still nothing. Typical Microsoft, alseep at the wheel.
This has been a feature request for years now. It's crazy that it's not been implemented yet.
Euler Operator commented
Templates are an essential feature for serious business use. To replace OneNote 2016 PLEASE migrate all features to the new version of OneNote
OneNote 2016 is on life support, MS has made it clear they are going to move entirely to the UWP free app. But just because it'll be free doesn't mean you can strip out features!
OneNote is a great tool, I migrated over from Evernote (hate, hate, hate that software), and am very happy with it. I'd love to see more power and features added to it, as OneNote has tremendous potential...but if it gets its functionality 'capped' just because MS has decided not to charge for it anymore, that would be a terrible loss.
I'm an Officec 365 subscriber so I could use 2016, but am sticking with UWP because I don't want to become reliant on features that I'm at risk of losing when 2016 finally dies. Please, MS, let UWP OneNote be the powerhouse 2016 was, even if you have to put more advanced features behind a paywall connected to an Office subscription.
Nicole Gardner commented
Templates allow users to quickly and easily format a page to use in specific instances. Having to format each page and each section on that page every time one wants to add notes is time-consuming and inefficient. Our company is steadily implementing LEAN into our work culture and the new version of OneNote has reduced its LEAN rating in our company.
I rely heavily on preferred templates for professional looking agendas, meeting notes and organization within my pages. I am stunned that this functionality has been removed.
I cannot find the simple option to email a page either?
Missing the Template feature, I lived by my master folder structure that had templates all set up for new projects. Everything switched to a white sheet with bullets .... So bummed to lose the feature.
**** Poor that OneNote doesn't have templates. I am looking to get away from paper planning and need templates to be able to use OneNote without having to pay for YET ANOTHER APP
Reese Wright commented
Removing this feature has rendered OneNote almost completely useless for our organization. We have a standard project notebook that we need to duplicate for each project. From what I can see, there is no way to create a new notebook based on a standard template notebook in the new version of OneNote. Why is this so hard? More Microsoft insanity...
When I use onenote uwp, I have problems using template.
When I use onenote 2016, I have problems setting default fonts.
So when can these issues be solved?
Jay Garland commented
I've needed to move some of my notebooks back to 2016 too to get the functionality that I need. Frustrating as I migrated over a dozen notebooks to the new OneNote platform, only to have to migrate about half of them back. I do like the look and feel of the new platform - though I really miss the lack of functionality.
Carl Young commented
Any updates? Roadmap? I downgraded to 2016 to keep templates.
After a year and a half it is safe to assume this is not going to happen. What a shame.
Legitimately cannot fathom cutting this feature - it's literally what got me interested in Onenote in the first place! I very much want this feature returned, and at present I feel forced to find alternative products outside of Microsoft's offerings to replace Onenote.
so templates are just too hard for the developers to program? I use them EVERY DAY. And with the end of support for One Note 2016 I'm getting more and more over-all glitches.
This question has been raised for a year and a half and no one from Microsoft deigns to answer.
Are templates just too hard for the One Note developers to tackle? I use them EVERY DAY.
Templates are definitely needed. Thank you for your consideration.
Why would you remove such a useful feature?
cant believe there gone! all this funtionality in the 2016 version gone (or hidden).
A templates feature is absolutely essential.