OneNote for Windows

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  1. Add "Take a Picture from Camera" functionality on OneNote 2016

    There is a post about this for the Windows 10 app that is marked complete, but if you read the comments there, MANY of us are looking for this functionality in the 2016 full desktop version. I know Microsoft is moving towards the app version, but until it can have all the functionality and usability as the full desktop version, I can't switch, which means I want the insert from camera option!

    59 votes
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    • Share Sections & Pages

      Lets Keep Voting for 'Sharing Sections & Pages in OneNote' Feature,

      Helpful things Never Get Removed

      4 votes
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      • send page per mail

        Pleas, it is really existentially to have the option "send page per mail".
        Otherwise OneNote is useless. There are other programs which support this feature.

        Es ist existentiell, Seiten per Mail versenden zu können.
        An sonsten ist OneNote unnötig. Es gibt andere Programme, welche diese Funktion unterstützen.

        2 votes
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        • new page

          When you right-click on a page, a menu appears. Pleas add the option Add page in this menu. Redundant to the + Page below, but it would add to the speed of adding pages.

          2 votes
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          • Dictation needs to be put on the Home tab & should allow text to be entered anywhere

            Dictation needs to be put on the Home tab AND dictated text should be able to go anywhere!

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            • Please bring back Add-ins (was there in OneNote 2016)

              Please bring back add-ins. There are so many add-ins that help make OneNote usable.

              For example, if you're importing a lot of printouts that you write notes on and print later, it is simply a nightmare to use the basic OneNote without add-ins in doing this on a regular basis. The problem (in OneNote 2016) is the lack of a built-in functionality that neatly fits printouts into the paper space (for example, if your OneNote paper size is set to letter size). Several add-ins (from Onetastic) solves this problem and many, many other problem.

              OneNote for Windows 10 doesn't even…

              2 votes
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              • Add black theme to OneNote UWP

                Many Microsoft UWP applications have a black theme option.
                Even OneNote 2016 has one.
                It would be great to add it to the UWP version of OneNote.

                11 votes
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                • Old Layout

                  As someone who trains teachers and students to use OneNote (among others) the new "all-on-the-left" layout is extremely confusing to people. Previously, I would use the binder analogy, "Binders on the left, tabbed sections on top, pages on the right." The double-left column, with the addition of a third when viewing notebooks, is definitely a step back. I've yet to see someone who prefers it, and for many, it is a barrier to adoption. Please return to the 2016 layout.

                  30 votes
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                  • Please add auto correct options for grading purpsoes

                    I have found the auto correct options in OneNote 2016 very helpful. I can create a complete sentence with one or two letters. This is very helpful when grading 150 essays. Please bring this option to Windows 10 OneNote.

                    1 vote
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                    • Do not drop support of desktop app in favour of windows store version

                      Microsoft are dropping support of OneNote for desktop which means we'll no longer have the ability to sync with sharepoint and lose the great UI in favour of the less feature filled store app.

                      2 votes
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                      • Expand the user interface to match onenote 2016

                        The way the app is arranged doesn't make it suitable for people that use OneNote to organize a large number of items. It isn't good for desktop users. At least add features that can be used to create a custom UI.

                        2 votes
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                        • Code formatting (markdown, JavaScript, C# etc.) And integration with Visual Studio code snippets

                          Automatic formatting when pasting in code - I do a lot of copying and pasting from code repos and Visual Studio to store quick snippets that I want to record or use later. This doesn't look very visually appealing at the moment as it doesn't detect the code and format it. It would also be brilliant to br able to name and tag the code snippet and integrate it with Visual Studio code snippets to use these later on and sync between the two. For developers, this would be an AMAZING feature.

                          39 votes
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                          • Ability to Add Border to Images

                            I would love to be able to right-click or bring up a Format Picture menu to add a border around the image

                            8 votes
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                            • Improved Tag User Experience

                              For tags, as a user, I expect to be able to select any color for any of the symbols. For instance, for the color scheme of my notebook, red stands out best, but it is not a color option on most of the tag symbols I want to use for customized tags.
                              Also, as a user, I expect the application to have the functionality--such as in Word--for the user to be able to select any symbol from a wide variety of fonts. (Potential code reuse opportunity here?)

                              16 votes
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                              • Dock to desktop feature is missing

                                OneNote 2016 has feature "Dock to desktop", this seems to be missing from OneNote for Windows 10.

                                45 votes
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                                • Add dial support to ruler

                                  Please! Add Surface Dial support to the Ruler. How do you miss something like this? It's in the Ink Workspace! Put it in OneNote.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Ink to Shape doesn't recognize squares. Also add "Stars"

                                    It works for most other shapes, but doesn't work for squares. Unfortunately I spent most of my time testing it out with squares and thought it just wasn't working at all. It recognizes more rectangle shapes (as opposed to squares)

                                    Also, I draw a lot of stars to highlight important notes, so it would be nice if you could add a star shape as well.

                                    Finally, it'd be nice to be able to select a shape that I drew previously, click the Ink to Shape button, and then it goes back and turns the ink into a shape after the…

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                                    • Blank Pages When Exporting PDFs

                                      My OneNote has been experiencing issues in which the export function constantly fails. Whenever I try to create a PDF from a document in OneNote, the resulting PDF has 1 or more random blank pages. On these pages, there are clear marking where I highlighted or underlined text, but the text itself does not appear. This has been a persistent issue for several months now and technical support at Microsoft has been unable to address it. Quite frustrating. I really hope they update their system soon to try and fix this issue....

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                                      • Mirroring data over 2 sections in OneNote

                                        As suggested in this link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10-mso_2016/mirroring-data-over-2-sections-in-onenote/a5110f4c-002b-4f1f-9b7a-af0be158261c

                                        I would like to see the ability to move one section into another section of different notebooks, yet remain synced (each of the individual pages should remain synced to the what the original author posted). It would be highly beneficial for two separate individuals wanting to see the latest information in their own notebooks (rather than share their entire notebook with the other person - which may contain sensitive information or information that the other person doesn't need to see).

                                        Is this possible to implement in the next version of OneNote?

                                        Thanks!

                                        1 vote
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                                        • sync button

                                          It would be great to have a sync button for example next to Share at the menu band

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