OneNote for Windows

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  1. Customization of tags

    I would like to introduce Tag Customization as was provided in OneNote 2016. The current OneNote has pre defined tags only. I am not able to add more tags.

    3 votes
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    • Fix issue with Kindle Fire

      I'm sick of seeing this error message, please fix soon.

      "There's a problem
      We can't complete this task. Try again.
      Error code: 80004005"

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_amobile-msoversion_other/onenote-for-kindle-error-80004005/ce32057d-8550-44de-a7dd-978d19696ba3?auth=1

      11 votes
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      • ctrl+'-' strikes through current line when there's no selection

        I use strike-through to mark a bullet-pointed item as 'done'. I prefer this than using checkboxes, as I like to see the line crossed out. I know this is quite a popular way of doing it - so it's not just me. At the moment, I have to select the entire line first, then press ctrl+'-'. It would be good if pressing this shortcut when there is no text selected, strikes through the current line.

        3 votes
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        • Password, Sort and Delete Notebook function

          Password and Sort Function

          I would suggest (for mobile and computers)
          1) Ability to set password at notebook and/or app level in addition to current pages level.
          2) Sort pages and notebook in UWP - previously able to do this via onetastic for desktop
          3) Ability to delete notebook within ON itself rather than having to go to Onedrive

          8 votes
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          • Spacing between lines

            one note should have the capability to allow users to choose the spacing that they desire between the lines typed up in the notes! i.e users should be able to double space their text like the majority of other document apps do (pages, word and even notes on the iphone have this function!)

            31 votes
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            • Make Surface Dial Useful

              Make the Surface Dial do literally anything useful in OneNote. If you need ideas just look at Drawboard PDF.

              5 votes
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              • Allow collapsing of multiple levels of sub-pages

                Would be great if we could have the ability to collapse pages like this:

                Suppose we have a section for a course, say MATH.

                MATH (collapsible)
                Module 1 (Collapsible)
                1.14
                1.15
                1.18
                Module 2 (Collapsible)
                2.1
                2.2
                (etc etc)

                Right now, only the first level (MATH) is collapsible.

                Thanks!

                659 votes
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                • Create a floating Todo List section that hyperlinks or Pins to specific oneNote pages across notebooks.

                  The ability to start a floating to-do list with deadlines. Each line item can hyperlink to a page within the notebooks. This will replace my daily to do list. I try to do this in a separate page, but it does not hyperlink and I can't keep the list visible while in other pages.

                  6 votes
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                  • Add new pages at the top of the list (and not at the end) and make them sortable

                    I love onenote but after a while the list of pages in a section can become very long. In order to enter the last notes of a section you always need to scroll down to the end of the list. A reversed order would make this much better. ANd adding new pages at the top of the list would be a first step. In addition makes the pages "sortable" aphabetically or by date of creation would also help

                    34 votes
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                      We are pleased to inform you that choosing whether the newly added page goes to the top or bottom of the list is currently available as a setting in OneNote for Windows 10.

                      Simply click on the “…” in the top right corner, choose Settings > Options and adjust that option under the “Navigation” category. The setting is called “Create new pages”.

                      Regarding the second portion of your feedback; “make them sortable”; we already have many posts regarding it, like the following one:
                      https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327165-onenote-for-mac/suggestions/9737748-ability-to-sort-sections-pages-and-tags

                      We will continuously merge similar posts together so that all the votes are accounted for but please feel free to vote on those ones as well.

                      Thank you for sharing your feedback and helping us make OneNote for Windows 10 better for everyone.

                    • Printouts to inherit the paper size of the section instead of the "auto" paper size.

                      Currently (in both OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10), when you print to OneNote (from another file), the printouts created don't inherit the paper size set for the OneNote section that they were added to. There is currently no efficient way to change the paper size of printouts. The only way is to select each printout page and change the paper size. If you select all, it won't allow you to change the values of the custom paper size.

                      No efficient way to change the paper size of printouts. Pretty crazy that this functionality is missing.

                      2 votes
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                      • Search closed notebooks

                        "Search all notebooks" is extremely misleading, as the search only pulls up results in OPEN notebooks.
                        There should be an option to "search all open notebooks" and "search all notebooks (including closed ones)".

                        I'm genuinely nonplussed that users haven't gone up in arms about this. Why would you want to create a note and then never be able to find it again? What's the point of the note? Perhaps people just never close their notebooks. Unfortunately, when I migrated from Evernote to OneNote, all my notebooks were closed.

                        11 votes
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                        • Please provide functionality to color code Page tabs in OneNote online

                          Like section color option in OneNote online, please add the same for pages(like we can mark the pages-read,to be read) within sections.

                          6 votes
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                          • UWP app should allow section names on top

                            Now that Office 365 doesn't install One Note by default (!!!!!!), the UWP app desperately needs the option to have section names on top. Putting them on the side wastes an enormous amount of screen space. Maybe that layout works for tablets or something (though it seems like the loss of space would be worse there), but on a desktop with lots of windows open, section names on top makes much more efficient use of the space.

                            2 votes
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                            • Prompt where to send the screen clipping

                              Ever since the new update Window + shift + s hotkey no longer prompts the user where it wants to send the screen clipping. Instead, it stores the clipping in clipboard. This is inefficient. If you manually select "take screen clipping" the prompt will work as designed.

                              137 votes
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                              • dot grid

                                Please add dot grids (in customizable colors) and plus (+) dot grids (where the circle dots are instead + marks) for people who like to bullet journal, graph, and sketch.

                                Dot grid http://www.designinorange.com/books/closeup_grid_dotted.png

                                Plus sign grid
                                https://img1.etsystatic.com/142/1/5458500/il_570xN.1156242483_nbd5.jpg

                                17 votes
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                                • When Taking Meeting Notes: Alphabetize Participants. Also Sort them into "Attendee" (checked box) at top, and "Non-Attendee" (unchecked)

                                  I take meeting notes in OneNote for very large meetings.
                                  The Participants list is never sorted by any order I can discern, so it would be helpful to sort them alphabetically by first name, so that we can easily find someone's name in the huge list of names.
                                  (Most of us manually type the names in at the bottom and then go back later to try and find the names in the huge list because it takes so much time to just find a name).

                                  Also, it would be awesome if the act of checking the box next to a…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Windows + Shift + N to open OneNote for Windows

                                    Please add Windows + Shift + N back to open OneNote for Windows. This was a shortcut feature that was part of the OneNote 2016 system tray application. When pressing that key combination, OneNote 2016 would open. It was a very convenient keyboard shortcut to open OneNote.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • tags

                                      Tags as they stand are more like another level of categorizing your notes. We already have Notebooks and subsections of those for categorizing notes. This system doesn't have to be called "tags" and doesn't need to replace the current tag functionality either. It could be called keyword, hashtag, or something to that effect, but I will call them tags for the rest of this post because that's what they're called in other applications.

                                      Tags should be customizable and searchable, like a list of keywords, i.e. think of recipes. If I want to make something using eggs, I should be able…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Add open a new docked window ability for Windows 10

                                        In addition to dock to desktop, please restore for Windows 10 the "open a new docked window feature" from OneNote 2016.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Show embedded Visio preview / printouts in UWP the same as in 2016.

                                          Currently in OneNote UWP it just shows a tiny thumbnail sized copy of the diagram. In Onenote 2016, it shows a standard Visio thumbnail, and can have a copy of the diagram inserted like a printout. The UWP version needs to have a fullsized image of the Visio diagram. The UWP thumbnail as it stands is too small to be of any use.

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