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Karen Hong is a business analyst at TechSoup.
I confess that I am constantly writing things down – whether
they be tasks, meeting notes, or ideas. In
many cases, those jottings were generally lost in pages of notebooks and, dare
I say, illegible handwriting. I have tried to use basic tools, like Notepad,
to store notes, but that turned into an exercise of organizing multiple files
with no way to easily find information or share it with others.
Microsoft’s OneNote 2010 is a digital tool that helps people who need a better way to keep track of their notes and information by providing
an easy way to collect, organize, search, and share information. OneNote allows users to create digital
notebooks, each of which can be separated by multiple tabs for different
In addition to letting users easily take and keep notes in
one location, OneNote has additional features that I have found to be extremely
helpful. Here are my five favorites:
For more information about how to use OneNote, check out:
Thanks for explaining it a little tricky
This is a great intro Karen! Super helpful!
Does OneNote have any sharing capabilities beyond outlook integration? Would it be applicable to a team situation for everyone to reference shared folders for example?
Great question. OneNote has a set of Share features that allows users to upload a notebook to a network drive where it can be accessed by others on the same network. It also provides an option to upload to the Web (using a Windows Live account) where it can also accessed by others.
For more information, check out: office.microsoft.com/.../share-notebooks-in-onenote-2010-HA010386952.aspx.
I've been using OneNote for several years now. Great tool for planning out project next actions and for consolidating all kinds of reference materials (links, screenshots, audio clippings, etc.). I also use it for quick access to all my different to-do lists (travel packing, books to read, things to buy, etc.). OneNote users might find these shortcuts useful: www.shortcutworld.com/.../OneNote_2010.html
looks like a great tool. thanks for the info!
Thanks Karen, this was very helpful!