OneNote for Windows

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  1. Search includes special characters

    You should be able to search for special characters like @. It's common to use special characters as tags for assigned person, etc. in notes. Given the lack of any regex capability, this really should be available. I think OneNote is the only program I use where I can't do this.

    A Google search will find lots of people asking about the same issue.

    5 votes
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    • 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.

      5 votes
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      • Rename Tags

        Please please allow us to rename a tag, and have that change take effect everywhere that the tag has been used, exactly like renaming a Category does in Outlook.

        28 votes
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        • Add a ruler to the onenote 2016 desktop

          There should be a ruler in the desktop version like there is for the app version

          36 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

            13 votes
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            • export with attachments

              I would like to export a OneNote page, section or whole while embedding the attachment files like email, word, excel, powerpoint in the document. It would be useful to be able to open those files and keep it in the original format. i.e. if you have them formatted in a graph format...the exported document maintains that graph format with embedded icon of the documents that can be opened.

              37 votes
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              • Embedding Spreadsheets

                There seems as though there is no way of embedding spreadsheets into One Note pages as there was in One Note 2016. This was a a great feature

                7 votes
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                • Notes made by same account are considered from different authors

                  I have made several notes with one and the same microsoft account from OneNote 2013(ver. 15.0.4701.1000) , OneNote Android

                  15.1.6821.4825, OneNote Online.The background system considers that the notes are made by 3 different authors, and it seems

                  like the system is right, because the 3 author are shown as "L F", "LF", "F L"(without quotes, L=last name, F=first name,

                  and pay attention that there is 1 blank space between the L&F(1st) and 1 blank space between F&L(3rd))
                  Here is the details, https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/zh-CN/62aaa1a1-9316-4bfc-add6-60fcf2e8ed35/21516199683613421495201741998121516-onenote?forum=officesystemzhchs.
                  I found this problem in early April.
                  Please fix this division as soon as possible.

                  2 votes
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                  • Tag search and task creation in latest version of OneNote (just like in OneNote 2016)

                    The new OneNote app (Win 10, iOS, Online etc) all have reduced functionality especially with respect to tags. OneNote 2016 allowed the user to search for tags and auto create tasks in Outlook. Please restore these features in the latest version of OneNote.

                    3 votes
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                    • BUG: Wrong range of Meetings shown when choosing Meeting Details for Swedish Format

                      If I have Swedish format chosen for displaying dates on my computer and wants to insert Meeting Details in Onenote it will display the wrong range of meetings to choose from. Instead of showing todays meetings from 12 Am to 11:59 Pm (00:00 to 23:59) it will show meetings from 12 Pm to 11:59 Pm (12:00 to 23:59) and after that meetings for tomorrow 12 Am to 11:59 AM (00:00 to 11:59). This means that if I have an early meeting on Monday I must choose Another day (Sunday) to find the meeting and paste it into Onenote.
                      If i…

                      31 votes
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                      • With the impending loss of desktop OneNote, please provide sort functionality

                        With OneNote 2016 for PC, there is an add-on that provides the essential functionality of sorting pages, sections, etc (Onetastic). MS has announced it will phse out desktop OneNote and replace it with the Win10 built-in app which is not compatible with Onetastic. If you go ahead with this, PLEASE provide a way to have sort page functionality in the Win10 app - otherewise the whole app is useless for my needs

                        23 votes
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                        • Integration in Office, especially Outlook

                          a big feature of OneNote 2016 ist the integration in Outlook, to sync (for example) tasks.
                          So please add this feature to the app of OneNote.

                          11 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.

                            3 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.

                              7 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…

                                3 votes
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                                • onenote can set different page sizes

                                  when we want to print the notes, actually we have to worry about what is the size of our note. the printed notes usually a mess due to the printer setting of the page size can be used in onenote

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Skype Direct Dial

                                    I would love to be able to direct dial into Skype using OneNote. I also think the integration with Skype would be a great idea for all office (not only Excel).

                                    1 vote
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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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                                      • Image container so that i can drag an image over the container and the image auto sizes to the container

                                        I'd like to have a container for images that I can set the size of and be able to drag and drop an image into. When the image is dropped, it will automatically resize to the size of the container.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • FIX THE BLURRY TEXT IN ONENOTE UPDATE

                                          I had to download a new Microsoft Office and now my Onenote flicks back and forth between having clear text and having fuzzy, poorly rendered text. It is awful to look and and makes the app so difficult to use.This has been very frustrating and I cannot find a way to fix it.

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