OneNote 2013 was announced earlier today as part of the Office Customer Preview , and we're really excited to show you what the team has been working on for the last two years. Over the next few weeks, Engineering OneNote will explore each of the changes we've made in detail, but for now you can check out What's New in OneNote 2013.
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We'd love to hear what you think of the new OneNote, so please let us know in the comments below.
OneNote is my most used tool, right along with Excel and Word. While it is superb, there are a few things that drive me nuts. I use it together and preformat information as I work, then convert to a more formal publication in Word. Here are two of my main wishes:
1. It MUST have the ability to be accessible by VBA if it is to grow up and be part of systems we create. Without VBA, there is no way to prepare a large notebook for customers based on interview inputs.
2. Grouping of objects is essential. I collect snipits and arrange them in appropriate fashion to be an image. Then copy paste them into Word...which promptly loses all the nice formatting. The ugly duckling workaround is to take a screen shot of OneNote's page and paste that into Word. Works, but loses resolution.
If I had ONE IMPROVEMENT to request, it would be VBA support. OneNote would become the center of my universe.
OneNote will be the golden app if Grouping can be added!
I would also really like to have grouping available in OneNote. I like to draw on my text, but if I move the text, the drawing does not move with it, which is a real pain.
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The inability to do this actually ruins the applications. It really is that central to the way many of us use it.
SERIOUSLY. The lack of the one feature ruins the whole program and turns it from something with true functionality to a revved up version of hypernap.
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I have only been working with OneNote for a couple of months now and I really love its capabilities. What I'd like to see is if you can export the contents to resemble and act like an actual book. The pages would flip and the tabs would act like chapters. This way you could send it out like a report that looks like a book. I know its a little far fetched but I thought I would add my comment.
Maybe I am missing on something but it seems there is no way to mark chapters or pages as read-only.
That's a crucial ability to any teamworking tool...
Hope this version will incorporate grouping objects functionnality... this is a MUST!
Grouping objects(so that they maintain their coordinated relative position) together... this should have been out in the first version of Onenote.
More than an irritant that it's still not available. Rather than moving ahead with taking notes and getting work done, I often find myself fixing misaligned text/drawings/images which just pulls me out of what I really want to do and into working around badly designed software/UI.
Please add grouping! I will not use onenote until it has grouping ability. Otherwise, my carefully added notes and highlights are useless.
Seriously? No grouping yet? This can't be the first time the team has learned of this request. I'm with Jamil who said "Onenote will be the golden app if Grouping can be added!". It's a good app but I find I need 2 or 3 other programs open to take notes at my meetings because I have to switch between resources so that I can group objects for my notes. I am continually missing out on 1/2 of the conversation because I'm trying to make changes in other apps to account for the lack of this basic feature.