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  • Blog Post: Head back to class with OneNote

    Summer’s nearly over. Students and teachers have begun preparing for their long march back into their classrooms. Over the years, many students and teachers who already rely on OneNote in school have told us that they wish OneNote 2007 were standard issue in every classroom. The word about OneNote...
  • Blog Post: Download more free OneNote calendars for 2009 (and 2010)

    Back in January of this year, I provided shortcuts to the newest calendar templates for your OneNote 2007 notebooks. Since then, the Templates team at Office Online has been busy creating more free templates for you to download — including a full spectrum of customizable 2009 calendars and even a couple...
  • Blog Post: Download the new “Green Living Ideas” notebook for OneNote

    In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, I’ve put together a new “Green Living Ideas” notebook for OneNote 2007 that you can download for free . You can use it to list, organize, and keep track of a variety of “green living” ideas, reminders, and opportunities. The notebook contains five suggested sections...
  • Blog Post: Lost your job? Let OneNote and Office help!

    Early on in my technical career, I worked for a medium-sized company that was enjoying a period of brisk revenue growth. Almost immediately, the company began spending recklessly on lavish office perks, designer furniture, equipment, spendy retreats at resorts, and never-ending catered meals. (Sounds...
  • Blog Post: Learn from a pro: Real-world draft management in OneNote 2007

    Some of the best computer tips out there aren't ever “in the manual,” so to speak. We search the Web to see if someone before us has solved a problem or found an easier, better, and faster way of doing something we want to do. More recently, the convergence of blogs, broadband, and high-quality video...
  • Blog Post: Download free 2009 calendar templates (or make your own!)

    Happy New Year, everyone! As any seasoned user of OneNote 2007 will tell you, the beauty of OneNote is the ability to keep everything together in one place. Calendars are no exception, whether you keep them with you for quick lookups or you link dates and events to specific pages in your notebook...
  • Blog Post: Take OneNote to class!

    Here in the hallways at Microsoft, there’s a particular utterance that can be heard with ever-increasing frequency: “Wow—I wish we’d have had something like OneNote back when I was in school...!” I'm one of the many people who feel this way. Aside from laptop computers and the Internet, OneNote...
  • Blog Post: It's that time of year again...

    This month’s collection of tips on the Microsoft At Work Web site (shown below) gives a shout-out to one of my previous blog posts, in which I shared some tips about using OneNote for holiday and event planning. If you missed my original blog post, you can still read it here: Survive the...
  • Blog Post: Free download: Office 2007 Help updates (including OneNote!)

    When we mention “Help” in the software publishing world, we don't mean technical support or maintenance (that's generally called “Support”). Instead, the collective term “Help” refers to the free published content that ships with most commercial or professional software programs. This content can serve...
  • Blog Post: With shared notebooks, collaboration is not just a buzzword

    Wikipedia defines “ collaboration ” as follows: “Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people work together toward an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature — by sharing knowledge, learning,...
  • Blog Post: What do you want to see in a OneNote 2007 book?

    Over the past few months, I’ve been asked by some of my readers if I can recommend any good books about OneNote. In short, the answer is a reluctant “No.” If you do a quick search in Amazon.com’s Books section for “OneNote 2007” (include the quote marks in your...
  • Blog Post: Learning OneNote 2007 right out of the box

    In recent weeks, page hit counts for our introductory content about OneNote on Microsoft’s Office Online site have been steadily rising. As the worldwide adoption of Microsoft Office 2007 keeps increasing, so does awareness about OneNote 2007. As much as we in the OneNote user community have already...
  • Blog Post: Meet the “Mini-Me” counterparts of Office 2007

    To some of you seasoned road warriors, this will be old news. Alas, I meet people each and every week who are blissfully unaware of a convenient option to take their Office documents and files on the road with them — without lugging around a laptop PC. If, like some of my co-workers and friends, you...
  • Blog Post: New OneNote 2007 training course for beginners

    The Office Online training team has just published Get to know OneNote 2007 , a new training course that beginning users can take to learn OneNote 2007 and then test their skills. The training takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and it includes optional audio narration to accompany the step-by-step...
  • Blog Post: Meet the new OneNote 2007 “Help & How-to” home page

    The OneNote 2007 Help & How-to home page on Office Online received a much-needed facelift this week, based in part on numerous customer comments that we’ve received over the past few months. With these interface improvements in place, I hope you’ll find our great library of free OneNote articles...
  • Blog Post: Pssst... Got a favorite OneNote 2007 tip to share?

    Since the release of OneNote 2007 earlier this year, “ Top Tips for OneNote 2007 ” has been one of our most popular articles on Office Online . Many of our readers have written to tell us that they like this easy-to-scan format, which lets them learn a few quick tips and tricks about OneNote that they...
  • Blog Post: Finding OneNote on Office Online

    If you own one or more Microsoft Office products, the Office Online Web site is your friend. It serves as a huge (and free) repository of all kinds of information for all of the programs in the Office 2007 product suites . The site also features archived information for older Office programs that are...
  • Blog Post: OneNote has friends in high places

    I recently had the very cool opportunity to meet Jeff Raikes , president of the Microsoft Business Division. No, this isn't some lame attempt at name-dropping. It's just that when you work in the trenches like I do, meeting a well-respected member of the senior leadership team at a company of our size...
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