Sun 10 Jan, 2010 11:44 am
Now and again the words "One Note" crops up on my Vista and I usually ignore it. Now I'm wondering about it. What is it? Where is it? What would I use it for? I already have Word 2007, Word Pad and Notepad, so is there any need for this "One Note". I went to 'Windows Help and Support' and only got more confused.
It's no big deal if I don't get any answers, I was just a tad curious.
Tah. drillersmum in Australia.
I had to Google it. It looks like a handwriting recognition program for those who have a tablet based notebook computer. It turns you laptop into a very expensive paper
notebook where you can take a stylus pencil and print notes onto the computer directly onto the screen (aka your writing without using the keyboard).
Explore Windows Journal
Windows Journal, which is included in the Windows XP Tablet OS, is one of the top killer apps for tablets. It lets you take and organize handwritten notes, but even better, it lets you annotate a Web page, document, spreadsheet, presentation, or PDF by hand. For example, let's say your team sends you a PDF draft of your next company newsletter, and you want to suggest some edits. First, open the document in its native application, in this case Acrobat Reader. Then print the document to Journal Note Writer. (Every tablet PC has this as one of its installed printers.) The document will open automatically in Windows Journal. Whip out the stylus, select thick red from the pen menu, and edit that puppy until it looks like it came from Picasso's red period. Your team will be able to see your edits even if they aren't working on tablets (as long as they have the free Windows Journal Viewer installed or you save the file as a Web page).
What is OneNote?
OneNote is an electronic version of a paper notebook where you can write down notes, thoughts, ideas, scribbles, reminders, and all kinds of other information. Unlike the traditional document formats used by other programs such as word-processing or spreadsheet programs, OneNote offers a free-form canvas where you can type, write, or draw notes in the form of text, graphics, and images wherever and however you want them.
Unlike notes in a paper notebook, OneNote lets you add, move, and delete anything on its pages and in its sections. You can add more space where and when you need it, and you can stay organized by dragging note items into their own sections or even into multiple notebooks. You can separate and organize your notes by subjects or projects, or keep separate notebooks for different places and interests.
One Note is my favorite program! I use it for all the little notes I used to put on sticky notes, in spirals, on loose pieces of paper . . . basically anything I want to keep notes about I can now put in one place. I can categorize it any way I want! Love it, love it, love it! Dovebar in New York