Help with OneNote App for Android phone

New to Android as of 2-3 weeks ago, so apologies of there’s a simple answer to this. Also, if there’s a better place on the forums to put this question, please move it!

I use my phone almost exclusively on landscape because I need the bigger keyboard buttons. However, as you can see in the image I’ve attached, because of the multiple toolbars and the unnecessarily large bar at the top of the app, when I try to type in OneNote in Landscape, there’s little to no room to actually SEE WHAT I’M TYPING, even when I zoom out. This infuriating, and any suggestions on how to in any way make the OneNote interface easier to use in landscape would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Conversation 5 comments

  • Dan1986ist

    Premium Member
    19 May, 2018 - 5:52 pm

    <p>Have the same issue with OneNote and the onscreen keyboard on my eight inch Android tablet, the onscreen keyboard takes up literally half the screen when typing. Not sure, if there is any way to make the keyboard see-through. </p>

  • Tiny

    Premium Member
    19 May, 2018 - 9:45 pm

    <p>Typing? How quaint! Google voice input is really good. If you must have a keyboard, I have to suggestions:</p><ol><li> Search the play store for keyboards that you can adjust the layout size. I've used Thumb Keyboard for years. I can make it smaller or larger.</li><li>Purchase a Bluetooth keyboard. You can find them small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.</li></ol>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    20 May, 2018 - 10:04 am

    <p>Turn it in portrait to type or try other keyboards I guess. </p>

  • wunderbar

    Premium Member
    20 May, 2018 - 2:27 pm

    <p>only thing you can try is to change to a different keyboard that can be customized to take up less vertical space, but then the keys will be smaller.</p><p><br></p><p>I know you say you type in landscape because you need the keyboard buttons to be larger, but you're probably going to have to learn to type portrait and trust the autocomplete. Onenote will not be the only app you'll encounter this as an issue.</p>

  • The Binary Son

    22 May, 2018 - 9:31 am

    <p>Thanks for everyone's responses. I was hoping there would be a solution that didn't involve a smaller keyboard from making the keyboard smaller or using portrait mode. Especially since, in the screen shot, those tools in the white toolbar could be put up top, and they could just remove the white toolbar and pretty much solve the problem.</p><p><br></p><p>That said, I do have a follow up question if you guys don't mind:</p><p><br></p><p>Wunderbar said "Onenote will not be the only app you'll encounter this as an issue." If that's the case, am I in the MINORITY when it comes to using landscape mode to type? Do most people actually just type on their phone in portrait? If not, why don't developers work harder on making their apps function well in landscape mode?</p><p><br></p><p>Thanks again!</p>

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