OneNote for Windows

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  1. Reinstate Ctrl+Alt+D shortcut for the new version of OneNote

    On the old version of Onenote there is a shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D that will dock the application. It will be best if the same shortcut would also be available in the new version of Onenote.

    19 votes
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  2. autocorrect

    PLEASE bring back autocorrect customization to OneNote for Windows 10 that we had in OneNote Office 16. I used autocorrect to input many symbols in my medical school notes to make things easier to read.

    For example:
    "inc" autocorrected to ↑
    "neg" autocorrected to ⊖
    "primary" autocorrected to 1⁰
    "=>" autocorrected to ⇨

    4 votes
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  3. OneNote for Windows 10 enable file location on local and network drives.

    Please enable local and network drive file locations for one note files.

    19 votes
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  4. Sort Pages

    Add ability to sort Pages

    201 votes
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    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Here are some of the results of the survey –
    • Sorting is needed for pages, sections, and notebooks
    • Sorting should persist while navigating, after close of notebook, across all devices, and be seen by people they share the notebook with
    • Current OneNote users want the following sorts – alphabetical, date created, and date modified
    • We heard from a lot of users who wanted to set section lists and page lists in a sort that they wouldn’t change often, but there was also a set of users who mentioned that they would want to live in a certain sort order, but switch to another sort order as an aid to locate specific items within their list

    Thank you again for your responses. This information helps us understand the experience we need to build to match your needs.

  5. Ability to work offline is essential, OneNote is my main work tool

    I use OneNote all the time and sync between OnedRIVE, two laptops and a desktop. I travel extensively and am frequently without Internet connection so the ability to work on a local copy until I can resynch is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

    BTW - I never use the web version, too slow and clunky.

    I have all my PhD work in OneNote so if I cannot work locally I will have to switch to the leading alternative which actually seems more popular in academic circles.

    47 votes
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  6. Right Click option "New Section Group" when on existing section group

    When we right click on an existing section group - there should also be an option to create a section group (= below the parent section group)

    31 votes
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  7. Continue to support and develop OneNote 2016

    Just about all the features of the 2016 desktop OneNote application that made it really useful; like History, Tags, (search facility and customisation), Quick Notes, Linked notes etc. have gone or have had the good parts removed. In fact, all the grown-up elements appear to have been ditched and instead we have stickers of "cats in suits". Most of the high ranking votes on this UserVoice are for the things people actually found useful in OneNote to being with. OneNote for Windows looks likes the result of a botched task on The Apprentice - get a grip!

    95 votes
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  8. Set a paper size

    I'd really like to be a able to choose a certain paper size.
    That would help with printing out documents that were written in OneNote.

    5 votes
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  9. Reminder / Alarm /follow-up on Page or task

    In OneNote App on Win10, it would be really good if I could add a reminder / alarm to text , checkbox or similar.
    So that I can add it as a follow on a point I need to be reminded about.

    If you forget it during a meeting, you will forget to check or follow up the item you had highlighted.

    Thanks!

    22 votes
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  10. Customize Header Styles

    The built-in header styles are useful but limited to the default settings. It would be helpful to be able to customize them for different font schemes. This feature is already present in Word where you can create styles.

    54 votes
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  11. Add Sticky Page for Section Info

    Give each section a sticky page to contain info about that section.

    Could contain things like:
    1) purpose of section
    2) examples of what goes there (and what doesn't)

    Shared notebooks go awry when people don't understand the purpose of each section and how to use it effectively.

    I Photoshopped a mockup of the sticky concept (unselected vs selected) and put it here:

    https://devkeith.com/quick/onenote/onenote_section.html

    3 votes
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  12. Excel

    Excel is nicely integrated in OneNote 2016. However, in the Windows 10 version of OneNote the Excel integration is gone. Will Excel be added to the Windows 10 version of OneNote? If not, we will be using OneNote 2016 until it is.

    75 votes
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  13. Paragraph/Line Spacing

    Add Paragraph/Line Spacing

    165 votes
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  14. Add in ALL OneNote 2016 features!!

    Don't keep going down the Edge path, deploying a crippled app. E.G. being able to insert editable Excel file.

    14 votes
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  15. Cloud Attachment from file already in the Cloud / without uploading again somewhere else

    I would like the possibility to embed a file located in the Cloud example in my OneDrive or a Teams SharePoint into OneNote.
    If users don't have access to this file then the preview shall notify this.

    currently you can only attach a file and upload to your OneDrive

    11 votes
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  17. Ability to turn off autocorrect completely

    I work in the software industry and there are a ton of words/acronyms that aren't considered "English words", however OneNote autocorrects them and it doesn't make any sense in the context that I need.

    We were hoping to move to OneNote for our department as a collaboration tool, but until this is fixed we'll be staying put with Confluence.

    77 votes
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  18. search feature

    Please make the search feature more powerful. The Windows 10 Onenote app cannot find part of the searched item. It requires me to type the first letter of the searched words. e.g. If I'm searching for "vehicle" and type "ehicl", it will not find any matches until I type "veh".

    12 votes
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  19. Allow endnotes

    For citations, like in Word

    15 votes
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  20. Introduce mindmapping/flowcharts into OneNote

    Introduce mindmapping into OneNote, including:
    - integration with finger/pencil to create node shapes (circles, squares, triangles etc) around text
    - integration with finger/pencil to create freehand connections between the shapes (line/arrow connecting automatically two shapes)
    - Ability to show NoteBooks, Sections and Pages as Mindmaps
    - Text extraction to mindmap (See separate suggestion for MarginNote/LiquidText like functionality)

    143 votes
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