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OneNote 2016 cannot get my notebooks after Windows update

I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Professional Plus 2016. Everything works fine until Windows pushed me to update which includes many MS Office updates yesterday. I did and then OneNote stopped ...
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Using One Note can I turn off any auto-formatting of my bullets and numbering at all?

When I take notes, I like to number/bullet lists in real-time while a presentation is happening. It helps a lot with reading and organizing my notes after. The rest of my notes I keep apart from each ...
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How to fix 'To sync this notebook, sign into OneNote'

The message 'To sync this notebook, sign into OneNote' shows on a yellow bar across the top of my OneNote application. How can I fix this?
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Batch export OneNote attachments

I have been using Microsoft OneNote for many years. I have few slides with numerous pages. Each page include many attachments. Is there a way or tool to batch export the attachments to folders (all ...
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OneNote Randomly Closing

Have any of you experienced Microsoft OneNote randomly closing 3-5 seconds after it opens? I've tried uninstall / reinstalling it. I've also tried doing online repair. Finally, I have tried clearing ...
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Microsoft Onenote collapse all sections

When I open a Onenote App on windows 10, 13 sections are opened and remaining sessions are collapsed. I would like all of them to be closed /collapsed except the one I am working on. So only one open ...
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Is it possible to edit and/or remove labels in Microsoft OneNote in bulk?

I would like to find the list of all the labels I have in Microsoft OneNote 2016 right now, and replace it with a list of new ones. Is that possible? I don't mind just deleting the current list in ...
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Is it possible to locally save/load OneNote 2016 notebooks in OneNote for Windows 10?

I've been using Microsoft OneNote 2016 on a new Surface Book 3. I have several large notebooks through that app. I store each in different folders depending on what project they pertain to. However, ...
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how to search embedded excel data in OneNote

I spent lots of time to search on Google, but I couldn't find further interpretation about it. The historical background is I embedded the Excel sheet to record the specific document name and ...
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Where does OneNote save its contents when the file is not reachable at the moment?

Most of our employees use OneNote with a notebook residing on their network user share. Sometimes, the user share is not reachable, however, OneNote does not seem to have a problem with that: data is ...
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Change Layout of OneNote App - Move Tabs Horizontal instead of Vertical Left Pane

I'm finding it difficult to transition from OneNote 2016 to the OneNote App. I typically use a Vertical Monitor and so my Horizontal space is limited. With OneNote 2016 I didn't have any issues. ...
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How do I import .onepkg file into one note for windows 10?

I exported the .onepkg file from onenote 2016 but cannot import into onenote (version Version 16001.11727.20076.0) for windows 10. Tried to move it to onedrive but it was not possible to open it. How ...
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How to integrate Outlook tasks in OneNote for Mac users?

I am trying to integrate Outlook tasks and OneNote. I'm a mac user, and OneNote does not appear under the "add-ins" in Outlook. Here's a guide for how to do it for PC. https://business.tutsplus.com/...
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How do I find out which section group, the current section group is in the sidebar in Onenote?

When I'm using OneNote I notice that sometimes instead of searching for something in the sidebar on the left, I'm working in a section, and I want to know in the sidebar on the left where that section ...
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Win + Shift + S to take screen clippings -- OneNote cannot save the screen clipping in the target section

Recently when I use the shortcut windowskey + s + shift to take a screen clipping they are occasionally not getting saved into the OneNote notebook I have them all set to go to. Of the last 10 screen ...
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Prevent onenote text edition if written by a particular user

I want to allow other users to add and delete their own text, but I want to prevent that they delete the text written by me. Is such thing possible? Regards
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Desperate - "Immortal" Hyperlink warning for links starting with "onenote:" placed in shortcuts on my Desktop, linking to my own locally stored pages

Bit desperate because I already posted to 2 microsoft official forums with hardly any views... :( Here's my sad story... For optimalisation reasons I generated and copied links to particular OneNote ...
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How to reset tags to default in OneNote 2016 (Office 365)

Not sure how my tags got customized, maybe from some template that got loaded to our machines or some notebook with explicit custom tags, but I somehow lost the defaults which I actually prefer. I ...
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Limit to Number of attached files in OneNote

I know there is a default cache size for attachments, but is there a limit to the NUMBER of file attachments you can put in a OneNote notebook? I'm looking for case examples from heavy OneNote ...
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OneNote 2016 can't login for Notebook sync

I have had problems using OneNote 2016 desktop app for a few days recently. My shared notebooks were not properly synced online, presumably due to me not being logged in. The program has indeed asked ...
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How to erase a word with ink (forward, back, forward) in OneNote 2016?

With OneNote 2010, I can just write a line back and forth and it'll erase the word I wrote (forward, back, forward). But in OneNote 2016 I have to use the eraser. Boo How to enable line erase (...
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Open OneNote quick notes automatically on startup?

I use Windows+N to create OneNote Quick Notes on a regular basis, to create little to-do lists or other one-off notes, such that I often have a few open on my desktop. Is there a way to have OneNote ...
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How to expand all sections at once in OneNote's document?

I got a .one document containing a lot of sections and subsections. I want to convert this document to .pdf or other commonly supported file that I could view on my mobile phone. Unfortunately, ...
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How do you turn off "snap to grid" in OneNote 2016?

I want to exactly position some items in OneNote but things keep snapping to an invisible grid. How do I turn this behavior off?
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Why do greek characters in math mode sometimes look tilted in OneNote 2016?

I noticed that MS OneNote 2016 displays greek characters differently, but I'm not sure when. Above, the otherwise case is written as \delta(\vartheta_k - \vartheta _(k+1)). Why is one of the two ...
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OneNote 2016 - Lost Data During Upgrade

I was on vacation for a week. When I returned, I did some kind of upgrade, either to Office 360 or Windows, didn't pay attention because it felt like a regular upgrade. I discovered that my OneNote ...
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OneNote online - Navigation options disabled

I've been using Onenote and have a couple of notebooks synced across devices. Onenote works fine on my local devices PC, tablet etc. However when using Chrome it opens a page and you cannot browse to ...
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How to disable hyperlink security notice in OneNote 2016?

Every time I open a link to a local file in OneNote 2016, I get this annoying popup: There used to be a setting in the Trust Center to disable this, but it no longer exists in Office 2016 I also ...
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How can I filter a table in OneNote?

I am moving my Excel table on my current projects to OneNote due to the shared access capabilities. I have migrated all of my data from Excel to OneNote. The only problem with OneNote is that there is ...
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OneNote "Waiting for update"

One of my OneNote notebooks keeps saying Waiting for update, while all the others work fine. This problematic one is indeed the notebook with the largest content. Can I ask how to remove this error ...
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Share OneNote Meeting Notes for Recurring Meetings in Outlook

I want to share meeting notes in a OneNote notebook on a Sharepoint for a recurring meeting. Inserting the onenote link via the "Share Notes" button creates just a single link to a single page that ...
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How to see the size of a OneNote notebook?

I have quite a few OneNote notebooks on my computer that are stored in the cloud, but also have backups locally on my hard drive. I estimate their sizes to be about 500 - 800 Mb. The thing I am ...
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OneNote freezing when searching

Recently, my OneNote 2016 started to freeze when I searched in one of my notebooks (high CPU usage, not responsive for several minutes while search was underway). The phenomenon started occuring at ...
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How can I do a Search and replace in Microsoft OneNote?

I cannot find the search and replace function in Microsoft OneNote. Ctrl+H does not work. Not existing or hidden? I have OneNote 15, please help me to find out which version this corresponds to to get ...
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How to use Onenote 2016 as an OCR on a PC

*Note I'm using a PC for all this. I am trying to take text out of a screen shot made on my computer and when I've tried the methods suggested by the video and the article listed; I don't get the ...
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Is OneDrive required to be installed if I want to use OneNote 2016 on the same desktop?

Right now, OneDrive starts up with my computer and I aslo use Onenote 2016. Can I uninstall OneDrive with no noticiable effect on OneNote? (I still want to save all notebooks on OneDrive.) I am ...
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Office 2016 applications hang after remote desktop usage

Observed with Excel and OneNote. After watching them via Remmina Remote desktop, their windows become non-responsive and applications hang. How to fix? May be disable animations or any smarteness to ...
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Can I install Office 2016 without installing Onenote 2016?

I need to install office 2016 for work, but I really like OneNote 2013. I don't much like OneNote 2016. Is it possible to install the rest of Office 2016 but not 2013?
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OneNote Screen Clipping behavior with keyboard shortcut

I'm having issues with the Send To OneNote tool with OneNote 2016 and Windows 10. The issue is that when using the keyboard shortcut (Win+Shift+S), it just automatically copies the screenshot to the ...
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How to fix continuous cleanups in OneNote

When I open a new note (Win+N or via the launcher) I get the message We're sorry. OneNote is cleaning up from the last time it was open. Please wait. After a while a new note is opened. This ...
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Adding a custom button to the OneNote ribbon

Is there any way to add a simple custom button to the OneNote 2016 ribbon? All I want to do is have it run an AutoHotKey script. I looked at Onetastic but it does not appear to have a way to run ...
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How can I export all OneNote pages to individual markdown files?

I am moving to Linux and the last hurdle is to get out of OneNote. I'd like to export all of my notebooks so that every page goes to an individual markdown file. I've tried many things—this thread ...
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Microsoft OneNote remove phantom "currently being edited" indicators

After editing a OneNote page from my browser, sometimes I get phantom "currently being edited" indicators that indicate that I'm still editing a page after I close the tab. They look like a green line ...
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Import Word Documents (docx) to OneNote 2013/2016

Is it possible to import word documents (docx) to OneNote without printing every single word document to onenote? The import should create a onenote page for each word document.
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Install OneNote 2016 on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 with OneNote pre-installed, but it's a very lightweight version of the real OneNote 2016. How can I install OneNote 2016? If I go to www.onenote.com to install the full version, it ...
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How to scroll the list of notes in OneNote with mouse wheel on Windows 7?

Typically, when you move the cursor inside a list with a scrollbar, the mouse wheel would scroll that list. In OneNote, however, I can only scroll the note page itself, when the cursor is definitely ...
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How to prevent an Excel spreadsheet inserted into a Onenote page from changing size after each edit?

I have an Excel spreadsheet on a Onenote page, and every time I edit the sheet's cells (without adding or removing cells to change the total dimensions), the Onenote page refreshes it to a roughly 120%...
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Ctrl+1 does not work in OneNote 2016

I'm using OneNote 2016 from Office 365 on my ASUS N552VW laptop. The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+1 to set the To-Do tag does not work on my laptop: I tried the left and right Ctrl keys, tried 1 on the ...
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OneNote 2016 Command-Line Open To a Page

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ONENOTE.EXE" /hyperlink "https://onedrive.live.com/edit.aspx/Documents/Projects?cid=......" Running the above shortcut should open the page ...
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Added a misspelling to the dictionary in One Note 2016

I've accidentally added a misspelled word to the dictionary in One Note 2016 (Operating System: Windows 10). Where do I go to remove the misspelling from One Note's dictionary?
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