Note and OneNote
December 13, 2007
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to get into Mac for the iWorks software. After some research on the web, I find that it may not be necessary. There is talk that the new MS office 2007 is even better. Was this true? I down loaded the trial version. I was impressed with the editing interface of Word 2007. The screen looked much cleaner and the tabs are logically and intuitively organized so that I could find the commands I need when I need it.
But the really cool thing is OneNote. For years, I’ve been trying to organized the typed up diaries or other writing documents and I have a hard time keeping track of it all. OneNote is programed to look like a book. It is book based, meaning that documents can be put together much like a paper book. It begins with Notebook. Then tab or dividers can be added to show up on the top. Then pages can be added and they show up on the right hand side of the margin, while the notebooks are placed on the left margin.
I had a hunch that most of this was some where on line. I look back to Zoho and sure enough, Zoho has an application call ZohoNote. It is similar to OneNote but more limited. Note doesn’t have notebook and there is no drag and dropping of tabs or pages. But it is free.
I have a OneNote Notebook I call Diaries. I can group my tabs into a collection, 2007 diary and in that collection there are 12 months. I can do this for 2006, 2005, etc. Everything in one place. Then I also keep a back up of old word documents. Having everything in one book interface makes it easier to look back.
Working on the page is very free flowing. Instead of the traditional type set, text and images can be more dynamic.