Why is the correct indent not maintained when I paste bullets from an outlook email to onenote

Whenever I paste a section of normal and bulleted text from an Outlook message into OneNote - I always find that the bullets drop an indent level.

i.e. the bullets become inline with the text - whereas they were previously indented under the text.

There's a workaround - go back into the OneNote and re-indent everything - but it is a pain when it has to be done for every email.


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Tried to reproduce the issue and it works fine on out end. copy by selecting keep source formatting and also paste as a picture and check.

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Tried to reproduce the issue and it works fine on out end. copy by selecting keep source formatting and also paste as a picture and check.


None of the paste-options in OneNote correctly include the indents.  Keep, and Merge both mess up the indent level.

Obviously paste as image does paste it correctly; but this is pointless - as the text is then uneditable.

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Absolutely agree with the issue - it causes a lot of time to have to sort through and there are no apparent work arounds.  This is a new item that I have noticed with Office 2013, although it may have existed before. 

 

All manner of obvious combinations do not address the issue.  That you cannot reproduce it on the Microsoft side indicates that you have other setups.  Mine are Win8, Office 2013. 

 

The situation arises whether you the email is cut and pasted in read-only/receipt view or equally if you are forwarding the e-mail (not sent) and then copy the text.  Nor does the situation change if you are copying the text from a rich text or html formatted e-mail.  As a result, my assumptions are that the issue is with cut & paste in OneNote.  'keep source formatting' has no effect.

 

If nothing else - I hope the above just confirms this is a reproducible issue.

 

 

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Has anyone been contacted with a resolution to this issue?

It is completely legitimate and the previous posts are 100% accurate as to what happens even today when the 'send to OneNote' function is used in Outlook.

OneNote 2010 retains exact email formatting but OneNote 2013 shifts all bullets, number lists and indents to fully left-justified not retaining formatting.

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I have the same issue. Been looking everywhere for a solution. Any updates Microsoft? 

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Issue still happening today, not been able to find any update.

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I can reproduce this issue 100% of the time.

All you have to do is say paste a list that looks like this:

Some Text Here

  • List item
  • List item

And when you cut it and paste it into a different OneNote page, it looks like this:

         Some Text Here

  • List item
  • List item

This is very, very annoying as I have to redo the indents every single time (multiple times a day, every single day).  Surely there must be a fix for this problem.  Surely Microsoft is not going to leave it like this!  

It doesn't happen in Word or Wordpad or in any other Microsoft software except OneNote.  

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Copying and pasting text in OneNote Online differs from copying and pasting text in the desktop applications of Office like OneNote. Check the article: Copy and paste in Office Online. This article will help you copy and paste text on your OneNote.

Let us know if you need further assistance.

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Thanks, but I'm not using OneNote online.  

Changing the default Paste doesn't seem to work either for the case I use the most frequently.

All I want is for the text that I paste to look like the text I started with--to be indented at the same level.  This doesn't seem like too much to ask.  It works with all other Microsoft software and I've been using Word and other Office products for over 20 years.  I've taught them to others. 

This is a strange and annoying quirk,  and it should be addressed by the development team.  It's very easy to reproduce.  I would add screen shots but for some reason my account isn't authorized any longer, not since I changed to a business email address.  However I'm a silver partner and I wish that someone would authorize my account so I can add screen shots.  I guess I'll have to call MPN and get them to fix this.

Here's how to reproduce the problem:

  1. Create a page and type some text, say:  List 1
  2. Create a numbered list underneath this text.  It's indented by about 3 characters relative to the first text you typed.
  3. The enter some text (say List 2) at the top of the page.
  4. copy and paste the numbered list from list 1 to list 2.
  5. The numbers are indented all the way to the left, or about 5 characters to the left of "List 2".

The end result looks like this:

    List 2  (type this second and then paste the numbers from List1 under List 2.

1. xxxx

2. xxxx

     List1  (type this first)

         1.  xxxx

         2.  xxxx

 The numbered list in List 2 is indented by two fewer levels after the paste.

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This is a screen shot showing the issue.

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