OneNote for Windows

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  1. Add Transparency Options on Pens!

    It would be amazing if you could add a transparency option to the pen selection.
    This way it would function exactly like an Highlighter but it would have a rounded edge, much neater than the highlight version and way easier to manipulate when used to fill and outline things!

    In alternative, just add the option to choose different highlight shapes!

    77 votes
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  2. Hide completed tasks from task list

    Love using the task lists on OneNote, but not that I cannot hide the completed tasks. I don't want them to disappear completely in case I need to refer to them later... Please add this feature to the 2016 Windows version.

    28 votes
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  3. expand search results for multiple occurences

    currently if I search for a word, it limits the search results to listing 1 result per page of the notebook. I would like it to list and hyperlink all matches on all pages.

    6 votes
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  4. Make links to files stored on PC work

    In the Microsoft Store version of OneNote, when I click on a link to a file stored on my PC, I get the message "Sorry, we couldn't open the notes you were looking for. They may have been moved or deleted or you may not have permission to open them."
    Links to files work fine in OneNote 2016. Please make them work in the Store version.

    24 votes
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  5. Password Protected Notes Lock time adjustment

    Within the Windows 10 Store version of OneNote: Password protected sections lock after a few minutes. It would be useful to be able to adjust this lockout timer since some people enjoy the protection but constantly inputting the password throughout the day when a note is used as a reference instead of actively editing it can be repetitive since the timeout is so short.

    3 votes
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  6. Please Do Not Discontinue OneNote for Windows - Laptops & Tablets Often Don't Have Internet Available

    I'm hearing rumors that Microsoft is thinking about eliminating the desktop version. Please do not. There are many times when I am in a building needing to take notes and do not have internet available for my Surface tablet.

    273 votes
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  7. one press undo button

    Recently it was changed so I need to click twice in tablet mode to undo. Why? This is way less intuitive than it was before with one press. It makes undoing multiple things much more difficult. Please bring back the old undo button

    15 votes
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  8. proofing language

    I teach in different languages and need to have class notebooks in different language
    Should be possible to set the language of each book, not to have to change every single entry you make.

    30 votes
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  9. Cropping

    Add picture crop

    32 votes
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  10. Bold Shortcut German Version

    So the recent update took the shortcut to format text as bold (used to be ctrl + shift + f) and replaced it with opening the "barriere freiheits center".

    Frankly this is ******** af. How on earth could you come up with taking one of the most used shortcuts and repurposing it for an entirely useless function. WITHOUT replacement or communication what the new shortcut could be.
    ctrl + f
    ctrl + b
    ctrl + shift + f
    ctrl + shift + b all don't work.

    Your braindead developers should be sacked.
    I have the impression, that with every update…

    3 votes
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  11. Ink to text - Full page

    In OneNote for Windows 10 you can select some ink and then press Ink to Text to convert it. Usually, I have written out a full page of text - much more than would fit on one screen and I want to convert it all at once.

    Working with small selections works for gimmicky demos, but not for detailed work. In OneNote 2016 we can click Ink to Text and have the full page converted. Please enable this in OneNote for Windows 10.

    By the way, I always copy the page first before doing this to ensure that I have…

    6 votes
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  12. Incremental Search - OneNote 2016 Search

    Bring back OneNote 2016 Search! Esp. Incremental Search

    Search was the killer feature that allowed people to create many notes quickly (and organize and consume them easily).

    Don't lose the game to Google Keep or some other solution. Learn from history.

    If you don't bring OneNote 2016's search capability and improve upon it as your very top feature, OneNote will die an inevitable death!

    10 votes
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  13. Selection Tabs on Top.

    Please put the tabs back to the top or provide an option to do this. The side navigation is less useful and awkward.

    4 votes
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  14. Allow cropping of images in OneNote for Windows 10

    The big thing missing from OneNote for Windows 10 that would allow me to move off OneNote 2016 is the complete inability to CROP images once inserted. You have pretty much all of the other options available, but no Cropping? Why not?

    4 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. "I hate Windows 10 OneNote!" -- and I'm hardly alone!

    my idea is don't butcher a good thing.

    We say it all right here -- and just recently I discovered that Windows 10 OneNote doesn't have OCR. What on Earth are you people doing?

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_win10-mso_365hp/i-hate-windows-10-onenote/6f0d508d-7ff0-43e4-b1ed-f730fa78f41d?messageId=785b99d8-4fab-4a66-ba8c-686e14e04172&page=1

    1 vote
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  17. Allow user to choose save location for new notebooks

    Ability to change the default save location of new OneNote notebooks from the general OneDrive folder to a subfolder of our choosing (e.g. Notebooks). As a usual OneDrive main folder has a lot of subfolders, having the .urls of OneNote notebooks in there causes a clutter!

    32 votes
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  18. Allow notebook/search sidebar to be hidden again

    This used to be a feature but was removed in the last update. It is very upsetting that this was removed especially as it makes the interface look very unorganized. It makes no sense why this would ever be removed

    4 votes
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  19. Search and replace function

    Please add search and replace function to OneNote! (very useful to bulk change words to an abbreviation)

    212 votes
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  20. "Fit to Page"/ "Shrink to Fit" Setting

    Is there a "Fit to Page"/ "Shrink to Fit" setting for OneNote 2016 or Windows 10 OneNote app?? If not, can Microsoft create one, because I have ****** off professors who don't want me to use my computer for open-note quizzes? Only, the problem is that I can't find a solution to size my notes to the page I need. And I WILL NOT print 84 pages because the computer won't scale the written text.

    6 votes
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