OneNote for Windows

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  1. Onenote 2016 Full page view features missing from OneNote UWP

    This is a long shot and most likely just my own preference, but OneNote 2016 has a "Full page view" that is not Full screen, but just a clean "white paper" look with the menu hidden.
    Onenote for Win10 app does not have this option - you can either go Full-screen or always have the top menu/ribbon visible. This extra bar of color is a visual distraction and it would be very-very helpful if there was an option to either hide it or have a similar "Full page view" as in OneNote 2016

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    • Ink-to-Math Improvements

      Below are some Ink-to-Math improvements that I believe many of us would like to see. OneNote is very close to making standard or even CAS calculators obsolete. It's already a very powerful tool and I use it 75% of the time, but several mission abilities are keeping me from using it to it's maximum potential. The following abilities are listed below.

      1. Offer the ability to graph in closed intervals.
      2. Offer step-by-step instructions on differentiation of trigonometric and logarithmic, as well as all indefinite integrations, to include trigonometric identities. (instructions are currently available for simple differentiation only)
      3. Offer…

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      • Flow diagram or Mind Map in Onenote?

        I didn`t discovery a way to do "flow diagrams" (like Visio) or "mind maps" (like Freemind) in OneNote.

        I`m using it to take notes in some courses, but the usability of the app is so poor to make diagrams.

        Should be, at least, a way to do forms with texts inside and automatic conectors...

        Please, verify a way to implement those features,

        Thanks.

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        • Brainstorm session via sharing of stickies

          AKA Trello boards, it'd be great to share stickies and quickly summarize data entries.

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          • Password

            Allow Global Admin access to reset/remove passwords from OneNote Sections. IT Admins managing Office365/SharePoint need to be able to unlock a password-protected Section in OneNote. The use case here is: Password was added by an employee who has left the business, and we need to unlock it access the content. Hoping Microsoft fixes this because in an enterprise setting, these types of controls are needed.
            Regards,
            Carol--

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            • New pages created at the top of a Section & "move to top" option

              In OneNote for 2016 there was the ability to have new pages created at the top of a section. I cannot find that option in OneNote for Windows 10. I'd like the ability to have:

              1) Option to have new pages created at the top of a section
              2) Ability to right click a page in a section and have the option to "move to top" which would move that page to the top of the section if it were at the bottom and visa versa.

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              • New pages appear at top of list not bottom - i think im using Onenote 2016 - i have windows 10

                New pages appear at top of list not bottom - i think im using Onenote 2016 - i have windows 10

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                  • One OneDrive folder for all personal notebooks using every app on every platform

                    This idea concerns not only Windows, but OneNote usage across all platforms and app connectors.

                    I noticed while using Microsoft Teams, when I created a new personal notebook, Teams created a new folder on my OneDrive called Notebooks. Although I already had another folder for my OneNote files. I then tested my Android phone and when I create a new OneNote here, it's save to the root folder of my OneDrive. I tried to out where OneNote stores it's first notebook and it's also stored in the root folder of OneDrive.

                    So what I would like is that all instances…

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                    • Windows 10 One Note features

                      I know that this will probably not be read but anyway.

                      I miss the OneNote 2016 version as it had a lot more features than the Windows 10 version. I liked the fact that you can create reminders with tasks on the 2016 version but can't with the win 10 version, even though your onenote twitter team advise you to follow the route that 2016 uses but doesnt even give opens on win 10 ver.

                      It seems that Mircosoft are pushing people away to over uses which offer feature rich programs.

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                      • Insert as Printout Word Documents!

                        I can't believe we can no longer print out word, powerpoint etc. This is HUGE why did OneNote take this option away?

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                        • please, add the video likely audio to OneNote UWP for winsow 10

                          we need a video record function for my research and among university, hence we hope to add this function likely OneNote 2016

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                          • 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.

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                            • OneNote 2016 should be able to search and find text inside attachments

                              As far as I can see, OneNote cannot currently find text contained inside attachments of any kind (unless I've inserted a printout of the attachment). The trouble is, though I don't always want to insert a printout, I do always want *all* my content in OneNote to be fully searchable.

                              Lotus Notes has had this capability for 20 years. See indexing option "Index attached files" in this support document: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSKTMJ_9.0.1/admin/admn_creatingandupdatingfulltextindexesforsingledataba_t.html

                              Thanks for always improving!

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                              • Add Windows 8 OneNote 2016 Excel spreadsheet function to Windows 10 OneNote

                                Windows 8 and OneNote 2016 have some good features when working with Excel Spreadsheets. e.g. In OneNote 2016 there is a Microsoft Excel button that allows new or existing Excel spreadsheets to be opened and edited. Once opened there is an edit button in upper left corner of the spreadsheet. When clicked Excel opens and I can add data and edit the spreadsheet. Then when I quit Excel the new changes to the spreadsheet appear in the OneNote version of the spreadsheet. Very neat! I wish OneNote for Windows 10 had this feature.

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                                • Adding links to a specific file on a local drive

                                  Be able to create a link to specific file in a network drive, there currently is the ability to open a file window but it would be good to be able for the file to automatically open if selected via link.

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                                      • Format Painter Improvement

                                        Add multiple instance formatting to Format Painter (i.e. double click to lock)

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                                        • OCR on iOS

                                          Please please please please enable ocr from written notes to text on OneNote for iOS this is such a great tool and to not have that piece on an iPad using the Apple pencil is painfull

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