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 be nice to have:
- Have the automatic summary/list associated with a textbox rather than a page. This way it would be easy to create a single page where all important tagged items can be seen by organizing multiple textboxes across the page.
- Have the automatic lists sorted by name, date, section etc. and have new items sorted in the current list appropriately
- Have the ability to make lists of items that have more than one tag. This would be great for context specific to do list among other things. For example, imagine being able to have multiple to do lists on a page, with each having items that only have an additional second tag, such as work, school, home or project.
- Sync to do lists with outlook tasks.
Please add these features!
Agreed! The tag summary functionality is a simple but such a beneficial feature. Why is this not included in OneNote for Windows 10? We are trying to push our organization to use the Windows 10 version because OneNote 2016 will not be getting new features or support anymore, but the absence of features in comparison to OneNote 2016 makes this really hard. Please also add this feature asap to the Windows 10 version!
A thousand times yes. Tagging is necessary but insufficient. Without the tag summary function, One Note falls short. Migrate the tag-summary function found in OneNote 2016 to One Note for Windows 10, please.
Add support to #tags ... It is much universal than custom Microsoft useless tags ...
Agreed! It's just that OneNote 2016 doesn't make a very good job. So please improve OneNotes tagging capabilities generally! Evernote, for example, is very good. In this forum there are dozens of good ideas. Make use of them!Thanks!
Dear Microsoft team,
I totally appreciate all your hard work making Office 365 such a great product and make it accessible on Macs as well. Since I am paying the same subscription fee as Windows user I still don't get the point why I have suffer, given that I can't use all the great features that you provide within the Windows version. From my point of view it would be fair to provide exactly the same features across all platforms, otherwise you should lower the price for pure Mac users.
All the best
P.S. Probably you would a lot more votes here if only pure Mac users would know about this feature anyway... I bet most do not even know about this :(
Stuart Main commented
Please allow the creation of custom tags and provide a tag summary in the Windows 10 Onenote UWP. Onenote 2016 does a good job of this, but I get the impression that it is being phased out.
I'd like a macro or built-in tool for sorting tagged items by header style. I use OneNote to track progress on several projects on the same page, which I've organized by paragraph header, with subheaders for separate tasks related to the respective project. I would like to generate a list of tags organized by the header and subheader styles
and syncing tags between devices would be useful.
Allow users to create their own custom Tag Summary(s). For example let users create a:To Do Summary, Ideas Summary, or Meeting Attendee Summary. User would pick which tags would show in the summary. Include the existing "show only unchecked items" and Search selections in each custom summary tag.
Currently OneNote shows all the tags in Tag Summary. If you try to use To Do tags and use Meeting Details where everyone that attends has a attendance tag, you get so many tags showing in the Tag Summary that tags become unusable/ineffective (especially if you have a lot of project meetings with 10 + people in each meeting or use a lot of tags to help find notes).
Andrea Tripp commented
I would love to be able to set up a page that completed to do list items jump to. This would clear up my to do list but still have the items somewhere to reference.
This functionality would be extremely beneficial...
Either archive the tasks or have the ability to direct where tasks go once they are completed. For example, I would like to be able to set that all tasks on a page go to a completed list of tasks once they are checked off.
Ok, here's a really dumb workaround. In each task, add a text string that does not occur in nature (e.g., xxe). then you can search for the string and find all your to dos.
yes please make this AUTOMATIC
David Godri commented
Please add this feature.
Great idea. This would make onenote even more useful
I agree, this would greatly improve the functionality of the platform.
Jon M commented
This feature would take OneNote a step closer to being a fully fledged To-Do management system.
I appreciate the ability to have the actions in-line with the notes I'm taking (be they from a meeting / brainstorming session etc...) but then being able to see them summarised in a list, however the current Tags Summary is a) hard to view as it's always docked, b) not flexible enough.
Apologies for the brain-dump of how I would see this working / being beneficial.
I attempt to use GTD for my system and am looking for OneNote to be able to:
- group by tag (which I use for context) then perhaps
- Page Title ("project" as defined by GTD as an objective with more than one action to complete it) then perhaps
- by Parent Page Title, which I use to denote the larger goal/objective) and then finally
- Section (which I use to denote area of focus)
Obviously, the ability to add in/remove & switch the orders in order to view in different ways would also be beneficial - for example to see a Project focused view as opposed to a Context focused view.
Maybe also the ability to save these dynamic views as "pages" - perhaps it could be a widget type thing that you can insert into a page, that way you could add commentary around the lists, format pages etc...
The one thing I'd have to insist on though is not duplicating the to-do items like the summary page does now, and if a to-do item is duplicated on the page (e.g. multiple tags) then ticking it once will mark it as complete everywhere.
Also it should auto-refresh.