Issues With The OneNote App for Windows 10

Microsoft has been promoting its OneNote (Microsoft store) app to users and preferentially installs it for Office 365 users on Windows machines. Unfortunately it has quite a few issues, and not just for Efofex Software. The main impact it is having on our users is that you cannot directly paste Efofex graphics into the OneNote app. We are aware of the problem and have approached Microsoft to help resolve it. Please note that we believe that the root-cause of the issue is the OneNote App as the graphics can be pasted into OneNote 2016, OneNote Online, Word – in fact everywhere apart from the OneNote App.

Two Versions of OneNote in Windows

The new App version of OneNote is not very popular. If you go to the website and search for “Hate OneNote” you will find hundreds of people bemoaning the cessation of development of the desktop version (OneNote 2016). We believe that Microsoft has made a strategic error with the new version and is quite likely to make a change in the future. Either way we will be working to try to mitigate the effects of this version.

Many schools do not permit teachers to use the new app as all notebooks MUST be stored in the cloud. OneNote 2016 allows local notebooks which are mandated by many schools. If you are one of these lucky teachers, well done!

If You Are Being Affected

The best solution is to download and install OneNote 2016. This is free and is
(arguably) a better version. You can find it on this Microsoft page. Most teachers should use the 32 bit version of OneNote 2016.

If the OneNote app is mandated in your school there are two options:

  1. Use OneNote Online when inserting graphics into a notebook.
  2. Paste the graphics into Word FIRST and then copy them (from Word) to the clipboard to be pasted into the OneNote app.

Rest assured that we will continue to work on the issue.

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Efofex Software produces graphic production software designed specifically for secondary mathematics and science teachers.
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