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    MS OneNote (2003)

    Has anyone used OneNote? If so, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, is it compatible with Office 2000? I seen some rather disturbing users' feedback on the stability etc. of Office 2003... Enough so that I wonder if the upgrade from 2000 is worth the trouble (and cost)?

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    I have no experience at all with OneNote, so I can't help there. As far as the stability of 2003, I don't know what "disturbing users' feedback" you are referring to, but I would suspect that most 2003 users would agree that 2003 is the MOST stable release to date.
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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    I agree with the Rebel, and would like to see some of those "disturbing comments".

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    OneNote is best suited for journalists and/or people who frequently attend lectures/presentations. If you find you need to have a scratchpad on your computer, it is also useful - and a significant advance over Notes in Outlook. If you do get it, the PowerToys are very useful for IE and Outlook integration. More details are avaialable in Office Watch from November 2002 onwards (as well as in the specialised Watch for Office 2003).

    Like the others, I am somewhat surprised at your comment about Office 2003 feedback. Perhaps this comes from people who have been running it on Win95? I know that DaveA runs WinXP - as do I - and I believe that Rebel does so too. I thought you may have migrated from Win98 to WinXP, but I can't really remember.

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    Guys:

    I got (read) whatever feedback I did fro the CNet / ZDNet reviews when I went "price-shopping". Ergo I came back here...

    unkamunka, I do use XP (Pro) as of 2 weeks or so ago... It's close enough to s000 that you don't lose too much time migrating. There are though, some (little) interface and program arrangement diffs that can slow me down at times...

    The OneNote was just a reaction and curiosity spurred by MS's advertising...

    But You *don't* think I have to get all of Office 2003 if all I really was looking at is Outlook? It'll work OK with the rest of Office 2K? Hence my concern about "backward compatibility".

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    It seems like this is connected with your PST thread.

    Outlook 2003 will run just fine with any other Office application oinstalled - be it 97, 2000, 2002("XP") or 2003. If you are only buying Outlook, then it will insist on uninstalling your earlier version. You should not have to worry about other applications. If, however, you wish to reinstall Outlook 2000 - having decided that you do not like Outlook 2003 (for whatever reason), that could be an arduous task.

    If you are installing after having bought Office 2003 (that is more than just Outlook), you will have to tread carefully through the install program - otherwise you will find that your earlier versions have been uninstalled (whether you wanted it or not).

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    unkamunka:

    Does help... I'm going to get my paws on Outlook 2003, and take a whirl...

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    For about the same amount of <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> that you will need to pay for Outlook 2003, you can buy a 3 license copy of MS Office for Teachers and students.

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    Dave:

    You may be right... But I found the MSO Pro for $169, and the school / teachers version wasn't pro... It didn't -- at least the ones I saw - have Access included...

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    That is right Access is NOT included with the T&S edition.

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    Too bad, cause the price(s) are usually good...

    Oh well...

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    I see this thread lacks really informed replies, so I thought I might venture a half-informed one (g). I own OneNote, and rarely use it. To give you an idea of my mindset, I keep reverting to the primitive flat sticky-note program InfoSelect for DOS (which runs on all my computers, 98 through XP).

    On the positive side, I recently had the opportunity to shepherd a passel of Tablet PCs. There, with the handwriting feature right there in front of you all the time, OneNote seemed to come into its own. I found myself using it for quick notes. I rarely OCRed what I'd written, though - just used it as a reminder.

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    Frank:

    That too was my cursory appraisal of OneNote...

    Funny, I used Tornado Notes (Info Select) in the dos days, and I miss it at times... It was so simple and straight forward in a way that the Win...X profs c
    annot seem to replicate...Ah, the good old days...

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    Re: MS OneNote (2003)

    Hey, I use onenote. Any one else?...?...? Class?
    Onenote is one of those products if you have a use for you wonder how you ever got along without it. However, if you not need what is does, you just sit there and scratch your head.
    If you have various stacks of paper in piles over your desk then onenote may be of use.

    Onenote stores text, pictures, and ink (that tablet stuff) in a searchable, reorganizable notebook concept. It is tablet aware but you do not need a tablet PC to use it. However, if you have a tablet, it makes your notebook electronic (complete with the ink to text features). Also, it is very useful for dealing with research on the web.

    I use to store information from the web, instead of piles of paper. I use it to store documents from many sources (project pictures with annotations, schedules, contracts, proposals, etc..) for projects for reference (instead of the paper). I also use it on a tablet PC to take note/minutes during meetings.

    Another real world use was my son's I-Search project he did at school. He was suppose to research the 1930's at look at various political, social, economic, entertainment issues. Using onenote and the web, it was easy to search collect organized and properly referenced notes that could be searched at the end. Beat the heck out of the spiral notebook the teacher wanted him to use.

    You do not need Office 03 to make use of it. Onenote does link with Outlook 2003 but I have not found much use for that. Other than that, the version of office doesn't really matter.

    Hope this helps a bit.

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