OneNote for Windows

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  1. Multi-touch in drawing mode for easier and faster navigation

    I just got started using OneNote, so please let me know if this feature already exists for the windows version.

    I would like there to be multi-touch in drawing mode. 1 touch to draw, two to zoom, tre to move or something to that effect.

    With touchscreen devices there is a little drop in accuracy compared to pen and paper, however the zoom function adjusts for this. The slightly annoying bit is that it's so hard to navigate the page in OneNote. To zoom in/out or move the view of the page I have to deselect the drawing tool and…

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    • Disable Auto-Correction

      im using the metro onenote app and im trying to type the word ping pong but it keeps changing it to ping long. i typed ping pong in another program and then tried to copy and paste it but onenote changed it to ping ping. seriously, ive never been too happy with onenotes capitalization at the start of every time, underlining every word i type in red squiggles and putting full stops in where i dont want them, but his is going too far. ye need to stop thinking you know what is best for everybody.
      i use onenote to…

      6 votes
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      • Use "Old" Shortcuts (Quick Note, Screenshot)

        Please consider bringing back Win + N for a quick note as well as Win + S for shortcuts. The small "Send to onenote" - Tool now adds one step in my workflow without any benefit.

        7 votes
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        • Draw a circle radially

          In addition to drawing a circle from corner to corner, there should be an option to draw a circle with a fixed center and variable radius for better accuracy in determining where the circle is positioned.

          6 votes
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          • Undo/Redo buttons, keep screen on, set page defaults and export to PDF

            I'd like the following features to be available in the OneNote app:
            1. Undo button and redo rebuttons. These are really important.
            2. Prevent my device from going to sleep when I'm using OneNote
            3. Set default page properties (background, color and size)
            4. Export sections to PDF (and whole notebooks as well) without having to upload to OneDrive
            5.This original request has been posted for Android version!

            6 votes
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            • Make pinned pages live tiles

              At its current state, "pin to start" is pretty simple.
              Pinning a thumbnail or pinning as live preview would be awesome (to see my todos live).

              6 votes
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              • 그리기 기능 이용시 마우스 커서를 보다 잘 보이게 해주세요.

                서피스를 포함한 태블릿 PC에서는 펜이 닿는 부분에 바로 입력이 가능하지만 PC 이용자들이 마우스를 통해 해당 기능을 이용하려면 커서 찾기가 너무 불편합니다. 특히 흰 바탕에 잘 안보이는 노란 하이라이트나 너무 펜의 최소 굵기를 이용할 때는 커서 찾는게 너무 힘들어서 일단 아무곳이나 입력을 해서 현재 아이콘 위치를 찾곤 합니다. 펜 이용자를 위한 기능이지만 생각보다 마우스를 통해 이용하는 경우도 많기에 그리기 모드시 색이나 펜 굵기에 영향을 받지 않고 현재 마우스 위치를 보다 잘 알 수 있는 마우스 커서로 바꿔주셨으면 합니다. 포토샵 같은 전문 드로잉 툴 같이 커서 위치를 확실하게 알 수 있으면 보다 원노트 이용이 편리해질 것 같네요.

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                • Style Notes Independently of Page

                  It would be great to select an individual note (area, section, what is the correct terminology anyways) and have styling options specific to that area.

                  There are a lot of times where I'd like to highlight something specific - without actually highlighting it. I need to provide some contrast - so I put in needless tables, which have no padding to them and are visually displeasing. But that is the only way I can put a "background color" in for an entire note.

                  With styling options, we could add borders, drop shadows, etc to the note to help with contrast.

                  7 votes
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                  • Separar aplicativo para Windows Phone

                    "Desacoplar" o aplicativo do OneNote do sistema operacional e deixá-lo disponível como um app universal separado, assim como o pessoal do Xbox Music e Xbox Video fizeram.

                    Assim vocês poderiam atualizar o aplicativo mais facilmente, e poderiam aproveitar o código da versão para Windows Store.

                    3 votes
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                    • Onenote with TheBrain software features: high end notetaking killer app

                      TheBrain: I like to organize Onenote pages not in tree mode but like TheBrain mind emulation software... with parent, child, sibling organization/link between Onenote pages

                      6 votes
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                      • Journal / Diary

                        Add button to the ribbon that opens today's journal page. If the journal page does not exist, a new page is created from a template in a default notebook and tab.

                        Possibly extend journal button to a global hot-key.

                        5 votes
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                        • Enhance the visual appearance of the interface/GUI

                          Make each notebook look like a book on a shelf. Allow each to be customized with custom covers. For the metro touch version, make it feel more like using a notebook with the following;
                          - allow 2 page side by side view
                          - touch swipe motion to flip thru pages
                          - animation of a notebook opening when selecting notebook

                          For desktop version, allow user to determine if they want the standard appearance or more notebook like appearance.

                          6 votes
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                          • Ability to duplicate a page in more than one notebook

                            An example...

                            - you have a project guidance page that you use to govern all projects
                            - you set up separate notebooks (with separate permissions for 3 different projects
                            - you copy this page into each notebook
                            - if you make a change to your project guidance criteria you now have to make that change in 3 pages (... let's hope you remember all of them!

                            If you could have pages linked so that the content is populated automatically that would be great!

                            7 votes
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                            • Live collaboration between different people

                              Different people could see work done by other people on the notes as they are being done

                              6 votes
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                              • Make a simple way to transfer pages from 1 of my notebooks to another of my notebooks

                                just a simple cut, copy, & paste to move a page accidentally put in the wrong book, or for pages that qualify to be in multiple books.

                                4 votes
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                                • USER MANAGED OUTLINE STRUCTURE FOR CONTENT

                                  an overview/control page
                                  left side of screen - outline structure for entire collection
                                  three levels of headings (minimum): NOTEBOOK; SECTION; PAGE
                                  expandable, collapsable, click-drag arrangeable

                                  double click on a heading to open that notebook, section, page for edit
                                  right click/select on heading to insert notebook, heading, page at selected point in structure

                                  on right side of screen columns with check boxes for catgeories, to-do, done, priorities, etc. - cooumkn for adding keywords for a page/section/notebook
                                  right click displays alphabetized selection; field is auto-fill from keywords already in use

                                  columns displayed selected by user from lost on settings options page/dialogue
                                  custom…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • match text size to grid/ lines

                                    Make the text fit to the grid / line size. Now, if I press enter, the new line doesn't fit to the grid any more and proper alignment, if you add another text field, is impossible.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Allow audio recorded in OneNote for Mac to playback in OneNote for Windows

                                      Audio recorded in OneNote for Mac does not play in OneNote for Windows. This was tested in Office365. Please commit a patch for OneNote for Windows to enable this functionality!

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Pictures in OneNote should be able to lock, protected from accidental modification.

                                        I create a page with picture that contains many placeholders and I fill it with writing (with pen on Surface). Sometimes OneNote accidentally recognizes pen action as picture action. This sometimes interrupts writing and it's not productive as it should be.

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                                        • search not matching

                                          Possible Bug?

                                          I have copied the following text (between the equal signs) from www.stackoverflow.com into OneNote:

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                                          String Date formats R can recognize

                                          Judging by the function definition of as.Date.character the input is only tested for these two formats:
                                          "%Y-%m-%d"
                                          "%Y/%m/%d"

                                          If it can match one of them it seems to be deemed "unambiguous". – 

                                          Pasted from <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14755425/what-are-the-standard-unambiguous-date-formats>

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                                          I later tried to search for this note using the letters "ambig" without quotes in the OneNote search (CTRL+E for ALL notebooks). The search says "No matches: All Notebooks". I later found the quote manually, tried again and it…

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