OneNote for Windows

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  1. Move the book navigation to left

    In general I like the tree navigation found in tools such as Scrivener. They are better suitable for thinking and outlining. The tab navigation does not really add value and the navigation on the right confuses user experience. I think there is tremendous value in following some of the features available in Scrivener.

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    • To be able to upload SMS text message threads to One Note. Now that would be awesome

      I often would like to incorporate some SMS text messages into One Note. So far, I have not been able to do this from my much beloved Nokia 928 running Windows. If this could happen--oh my--than I could see the texts on my Surface Pro and.....my Ipod.

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      • automatic date / title entry option when starting up a new note off of the surface pro 3

        Ability to tell one note to automatically insert a date into the new note, and then when turning one note off (stopping taking the current note - powering off, changing out of one note etc) a prompt to ask you if you want to keep the note / what you want to do with it - ie - mail to, store in specific notebook, delete, etc.

        4 votes
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        • Release an upgraded version with more formatting options

          I adore OneNote. It's my favourite Office product. But obviously, being a free application, it lacks some of the useful formatting options that Word has. I'd like to see more Word features in a paid for OneNote version. Shape options and the like.

          4 votes
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          • Support onenote: links on Windows Phone for jumping fast from page to page like desktop

            I really love the link-feature in onenote, makes life much faster - but I still can't open them on my Windows Phone, just http: links.

            3 votes
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            • The application is excellent, but I think it should also put an option to put comments to a word or a paragraph.

              La aplicación es excelente, pero creo que tambien deverian de poner una opcion para poner comentarios a una palabra o en un parrafo .

              3 votes
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              • When using File Printout or inserting a PDF or Screen Clipping I need the hyperlinks to be active.

                Links to supporting documents, videos, and webpages that are within a planning document are not active when I load the planning doc to my onenote. I have many of these to organize and publish for my district.

                3 votes
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                • Allow to add Links as pages with reading view

                  It should be possible to add a page whose source is a link. So the page only consists of a link, and when opening it shows a (cached) reading view of said page. Similar to how it works in Evernote right now

                  3 votes
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                  • Import from OneNote 2010 to OneNote online

                    The records in MS Office 2010 OneNote should be importable to OneNote online

                    3 votes
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                    • Ms should totally allow extensions for onenote, to add real functionality.

                      Think for instance a finance tracker extension, you could add incomes and payments, generate graphics and whatnot, but it would be linked to notes, so for each bill you could have the real document scanned, with all the onenote mojo applied to it (like indexing and OCRing the picture and annotations)

                      I can immediately think of many great use cases for this. Finance tracking, stock management, tracking employees, it would be perfect to small to mid business, and it would be so simple to have all that data shared (with access permissions of course).

                      2 votes
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                      • speed of paste

                        Each time i copy from say Excel and paste to OneNote, the process is very slow .
                        This has bene the case for previous and current (ie 2016) versions of OneNote. Could this be fixed for good?

                        3 votes
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                        • Touch tap "right-click" issue

                          The following issue has been present since the release of Windows 10. A Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 using OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016 will at times begin treating touch tap as a "right-click" action. The touch tap "right-click" issue is not limited to the OneNote application but is system wide.

                          The common factors for the issue have been
                          1. Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3
                          2. Windows 10
                          3. OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016.

                          The issue is present in the latest versions of OneNote.
                          OneNote 2016 v16.0.4229.1024
                          OneNote 2013 v15.0.4753.1003

                          Windows 10 Home
                          Windows 10 Professional "th1 10240…

                          3 votes
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                          • 希望onenote有像word里面SmartArt的功能

                            这样方便使用onenote作为只是管理的人用来做思维导图,不是方便很多吗

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                            • Default to the current Notebook when creating a Hyperlink

                              It would be REALLY useful when creating a hyperlink if OneNote defaulted to the current Notebook rather than displaying a list of ALL Notebooks.

                              This would save me every time I want to create a link having to scroll down a list of Notebooks to get to the current one and then expand the relevant sections, etc.

                              Maybe a toggle would be better i.e. the current behaviour or default to the current Notebook when the “Link” screen is displayed.

                              3 votes
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                              • User Experience: Wortweises Markieren nach Doppelklick

                                Für die Textauswahl wäre ein gleiches Verhalten, wie in den Office-Produkten sinnvoll: Doppelclick markiert ein Wort, bei Ziehen der Maus werden weitere ganze Worte markiert, derzeit (OneNote 2013) klebt die Markierung auf dem ursprünglich markierten Wort.

                                3 votes
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                                • Allow margins to be removed and improve the export and printing of pdfs

                                  Currently when importing PDFs or printing margins are set automatically. Some of the margins can be removed (though not easily and no default can be set for all notes) but there is always the top margin.

                                  Currently there is little scope to easily print and export without page sizes and margins being hard to control.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • rely more on OneDrive folders (all versions)

                                    So that we can share folders with their corresponding notes, simply opening access to the right users. The files will be smaller and it will sync much quickly

                                    2 votes
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                                    • I would like to be able to copy my note to a flash drive or my computer.

                                      I would like to be able to copy my note to a flash drive or my computer.
                                      Currently you can only print or share your note.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Optionable arrows along a line aka "multiple-arrowheads-along-90degree-line"-shape.

                                        I use the "arrowline+90degree-line"-shape a lot. But I need it more advanced: I wanna decide how many arrowhead-lines coming out of the original line. Picture a vertical line beginning under the heading and along it three lines with an arrowhead at the end goes out to the right underneath pointing at three subheadings.
                                        Kinda like if you connected the bullets of a bullet-list with its subbullets.
                                        It's a great way to visualize the connections in outlined notes.

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                                        • Live status of OneNote while editing on PC

                                          when I am deleting, creating or adding something to a new page, how should I be able to know whether the process has been completed or not ? I think a live status somewhere at the top of the page would be great! Thanks

                                          3 votes
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