Keep tabs on your life
With Microsoft OneNote 2010 you can collect and organize everything you need—notes, photos, videos, and web links— for any project you are working on. OneNote keeps the information you need at your fingertips and, with powerful search capabilities, you can easily find exactly what you are looking for. Toss those paper-based notebooks in the recycling bin—you’ve got a digital notebook now!
What’s this about a digital notebook?
OneNote’s organized like a traditional notebook, but with more room for everything. Think of OneNote like a giant container—made up of electronic notebooks, sections and pages. You can add as many as you like of each—or remove them, or move them around, or color code them, or merge them together.
Maybe you want one notebook for each of your business clients—or one notebook with different sections for each client. Set things up one way and if you decide you want to change them around, do it. No more tearing out pages or getting a new notebook.
OneNote 2010’s new and improved navigation tools make it really easy to flip through your notebooks, pages and sections.
Improved notebook navigation provides handles that enable you to easily see and access all of your notebooks or all of the sections in a notebook :
Easily work with sections using the right-click menu:
Flexible page tabs give you two levels of subpages, with names indented from the left for ease of organization. You can drag-and-drop to create new subpages.
Like a filing cabinet, only better
You can grab any snippet of information you want (links, images, text) from the web, another software app, an email—pretty much any electronic source—and drop it right on your OneNote page.
Want to record a lecture by your history professor (with her permission, of course)? OneNote makes it easy! Then you’ve got the audio right there in your notebook to back up any text notes you’ve taken.
With OneNote, you can type notes or write them by hand (if you’ve got an ink-enabled device).
Working on a Word document or PowerPoint presentation? Dock OneNote on the side of your screen and keep notes, action items, and follow-up questions in one spot. OneNote adds a clickable icon in the margin beside your linked notes so you can later open the source file and jump straight to the paragraph, slide or web page that you were working on when you took the note.
What if you have a project that has lots of parts, like a Word document, web pages, images, and slides--how do you keep it all organized? With Quick Filing you can send your information to the right place, fast. When you take a screen clipping from OneNote, send an Outlook email message to OneNote, start a linked note-taking section (described above), or send to OneNote from a document, Quick Filing lets you choose the spot to put that content.
Find what you need really fast
Where's that note about window measurements? Or that picture you took of those brand-name jeans? Or the recorded meeting you and your professor had?
As soon as you begin typing what you are looking for, OneNote shows you where to find it. OneNote searches your written text, text within images, and keywords in the audio and video recordings that you include in your notebooks. You can search all of your notebooks at once, or just search within individual pages, sections or notebooks.
Get it all connected
Let’s say you want to create a table of contents—or just corral lots of your OneNote pages or sections in one place.
OneNote 2010’s new wiki links feature makes this easy: type the wiki link syntax—for example, [[the page title that I want]], or use the Insert Link command to add as many links to as many places as you need.
Play well with others: share your stuff
OneNote makes it easy to collaborate and share your notebook with anyone you need to. You know how sometimes it can be kind of chaotic to tell who is doing what when you're working on a joint project? OneNote keeps confusion to a minimum: in your shared OneNote 2010 notebooks, automatic highlighting shows recent changes and lets you know who made them.
Just as you can work with anyone you need to, you can work from anywhere you need to. Don't have your own computer in front of you? Use OneNote Web App to store your notes online and work with them from almost any web-connected computer, just as you would on your own computer.
Don't have a computer--any computer-- handy? Pull out your Windows Mobile phone and use OneNote Mobile to view and edit your notes--and insert audio clips or pictures. You can even snap an image right then and there with your phone and add it to your notes.
What are you waiting for?
Still clutching that sweaty, torn, ink-smeared notebook in your hands? Let it go. You can’t put all of your notes, pictures, links, videos, and audio recordings in that thing. But you can with OneNote—pile it all into your digital notebook—you’ll never run out of room.
1 Web and Windows phone access require an appropriate device and some functionality requires an Internet connection. Web functionality uses Office Web Apps, which require a supported Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser and either SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live ID. Mobile functionality requires Office Mobile which is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites, or Office Web Apps. There are some differences between the features of the Office Web Apps, Office Mobile and the Office 2010 applications.
2 Simultaneous editing of shared notebooks with those outside of your network requires an appropriate device, Internet connection, and either Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (for business) or a free Windows LiveTM ID (for personal use). The ability to use this functionality via Windows Live will become available in the second half of calendar year 2010.
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