Nota Bene: The OneNote Blog

Nota Bene: Tips and techniques for Microsoft Office OneNote (A blog by Michael C. Oldenburg)

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    Head back to class with OneNote

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    Over the years, a lot of students and teachers who already use OneNote have told us that they wish OneNote 2007 were standard issue in every classroom. The word about OneNote’s many benefits in school has traveled fast, but a lot of people in education still have no idea just how well OneNote is suited to daily use inside and outside of the classroom. Read my full blog post for a quick run-down of the free back-to-school resources that are currently available to students, teachers, and parents....
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    OneNote. Share the love.

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    Ever wanted to give your friends, family, or co-workers a quick summary of what’s so great about OneNote? Check out the new video in this blog post! ...
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    Free download: Office 2007 Help updates (including OneNote!)

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    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...
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    Need help learning OneNote 2010 Beta?

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    Beta software typically offers little (if any) documentation. For OneNote 2010 Beta, we're trying something different. Read my full blog post to learn more about our new OneNote 2010 Beta Documentation web site, where we'll be posting new Help articles, visual walkthroughs, and videos to help you come up to speed with the new version and give you an opportunity to leave feedback....
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    How OneNote 2007 helps ‘Halo’ game developer Bungie

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    Video game developer Bungie, the creative force behind the highly successful trilogy of 'Halo' video games, wanted to find a better way to organize production materials and facilitate collaboration among its staff during the game development process. Read my full blog post to learn how Bungie programmers and artists alike have adopted OneNote 2007 as their centralized information repository....
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    Now available: An updated 64-bit print driver for OneNote 2007

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    If you're using the released version of OneNote 2007 on a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 or Windows Vista, I'm happy to share the good news that Microsoft Program Manager David Rasmussen has released an update to his 64-bit Windows print driver for OneNote 2007. Read my full blog post for a list of new features and a link to the download....
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    I've moved to The Office Blog!

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    A quick hello to my loyal readers!

    I know it's been a while since I've blogged here, and now I can say why. As of this week, my blog is officially moving over to The Office Blog platform at blogs.office.com. Moving there lets me integrate blogging into my regular work instead of only doing it in my "spare" time. Read my full blog post for links to my new site and to my new RSS feed so you won't miss a thing!

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    With shared notebooks, collaboration is not just a buzzword

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    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...
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    It's that time of year again...

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    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...
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    Take OneNote to class!

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    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....
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    Download more free OneNote calendars for 2009 (and 2010)

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    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 of early designs for next year. Check out this blog post for direct links to these free downloads....
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    A first look at OneNote 2010

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    Did you miss the big Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview announcement last week? Read this blog post for a sneak peek at what’s planned in OneNote 2010 — including a new video overview and a detailed list of new and improved features. And don’t worry — while new and shiny things always get a lot of attention, we have no intention of ending our support for OneNote 2007, the version you’re using right now. See what’s planned on the content side and submit your own questions and suggestions for future feature walkthroughs!...
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    Never miss a deadline with OneNote!

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    The newest episode of the video series "A Writer’s Guide to Microsoft Office" is now available. This latest video shines the spotlight on OneNote 2007, which is used to track writing contests and writing submission deadlines by a local writer. It's another great example of how easy it is to do real-life tasks in OneNote without a lot of up-front work or overhead. No matter what the task, OneNote adapts to the way you like to work. Check out my full blog post for the video and for links to related content....
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    Office Labs community site makes its debut today

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    For the past few months, the Office Labs group at Microsoft has been hard at work, prototyping a number of community-oriented projects. As of today, these projects are no longer shrouded in mystery. Head on over to the Office Labs site to check out what...
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    Meet Mike Tholfsen, the OneNote Ninja!

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    By day, Mike Tholfsen is the Principal Test Manager on the OneNote team here at Microsoft. By night, Mike’s the “ OneNote Ninja ” and the composer of the now infamous OneNote anthem . For the past year or so, Mike’s been a tireless and passionate advocate...
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    Besides Visual Studio, what’s a software engineer’s best friend?

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    On his blog titled “Progressive Development,” Microsoft software engineer James Waletzky chronicles the adventures of Motley and Maven, two fictional software developers who engage in an ongoing, entertaining dialogue about the best and worst practices...
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    Taking notes the “right” way

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    Not all that long ago, I was one of those people who clung to their trusty Filofax (and later a Day-Timer ) to keep their daily work life organized. It worked well enough, but the limitations of paper were pretty evident even back then. You could move...
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    Meet the new OneNote 2007 “Help & How-to” home page

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    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...
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    New OneNote 2007 training course for beginners

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    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...
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    OneNote has friends in high places

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    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...
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    New to OneNote? Get up to speed with a terminology primer

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    Microsoft Office Online columnist Annik Stahl ( a.k.a. The Crabby Office Lady) is a big fan of OneNote. She is currently writing a series of columns to help demystify Office terminology so that end-users have an easier time understanding some of the names...
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    Blogging with OneNote

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    Microsoft Senior Program Manager Janet Galore gives a prominent shout-out to OneNote 2007 in her new Office Hours column, Stir up your best ideas with a group SharePoint blog . The column focuses on tips for using SharePoint to create a sense of community...
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