OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby rodewan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:44 am

thanks so much for this guide :lol:

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby inchoate_con » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:09 am

Cannot recall the location, but a major problem with OneNote and printing outlines is page breaks. A copy and paste to word will work, but the outline levels can be screwy. Anyhow, here is a link to a OneNote PowerToy that might solve the problem: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archiv ... enote.aspx

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:28 am

inchoate_con wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:Great post. Thanks OP.

Any recommendations on how to sync OneNote files to the cloud? I used ON for half a semester in UG before switching to Google Docs because having a constant backup on the cloud was, at that time, more important to me than the added features in ON. I'm looking to go back to ON for 1L. What I want is to have my ON notebooks automatically synced to the cloud while I work so that if my computer dies, I can just get my files from the cloud on another computer and pick up where I left off. I also need to have a local copy on my computer so that I can work when offline. Would Dropbox or Windows Skydrive be better for this?


2010 uses the SKyDrive method, which I suppose is the Cloud. So, if you do not bring your laptop, you can access your note through the web. I do not use it, but I've heard about people using it frequently. DropBox, for me, is the best back-up.

I second Dropbox.

It's SubVersion, except without the nerd factor built-in.

Look, all you need to know is.. not only does it back up your stuff, it versions them per save up to a certain time.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby inchoate_con » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:54 am

Few tools I'll write more about
WordCount - Statistics, etc.
FireFox linked notes
Send-to Word function

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby legalease9 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:02 pm

I have been using one note for my notes. I'm not really using any fancy art. However, my class outline sections have started to lag to the point where its challenging to type. Anyone know how to fix this or why its occurring? I have a pretty fast comp although it is a low voltage processor. Thanks!

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby inchoate_con » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:54 am

Are you inking the notes or just typing? If inking, then use the convert to text option. If typing, collapse the outline to just the area you're working on. You should use the send to word option for the final polishes for each section.

PM me if you have specific questions. I do not check this as much as I used to, but I've really got a great system working that I'd gladly share.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby random5483 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:11 am

Wow.


I use OneNote, but my set up is much more simple than yours. I basically have the following sections in each notebook (1 notebook for class and 1 misc notebook):
1. Syllabus
2. Handouts (scan them in here)
3. Notes
4. Case Briefs (No longer use this since I don't type out briefs anymore)
5. Outline


Each section has multiple pages. I tend to take notes by topic so my Notes section tends to have 1 page for each topic. Every so often I consolidate my Notes into my Outline section. You are obviously a much more experienced OneNote user than I am. Still, I would go crazy if I had so many sections in my OneNote Notebooks.

Anyways, to each his own. Your guide is very detailed so it will definitely help newer OneNote users.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby azulitojones » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:53 pm

this is a great guide. I've only just started using ON and these tips are awesome. when outlining, do I have to import a template or does ON have an outline feature? also, how do I collapse the sections like you did? thanks.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby NYC_7911 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:00 pm

Tagged. Thanks!

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby birD » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:03 pm

tag

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby mpj_3050 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:04 pm

Please tell me someone noticed the "check out Lawrence Fishburne's daughter's" thing. Pretty funny to have that on there.

And definitely tagged this, thank you for the information - which is invaluable.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby bigben » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:14 pm

lol @ this crap

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby The Stig » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:20 pm

as an obsessive organizer, i really appreciate this awesome guide!

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby kehoema2 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Damn nice work OP. I was going to have to browse the forums for just this and I know have it effortlessly.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby inchoate_con » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:05 am

mpj_3050 wrote:Please tell me someone noticed the "check out Lawrence Fishburne's daughter's" thing. Pretty funny to have that on there..

About time... although, the mods did say something!

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby inchoate_con » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:10 am

azulitojones wrote:this is a great guide. I've only just started using ON and these tips are awesome. when outlining, do I have to import a template or does ON have an outline feature? also, how do I collapse the sections like you did? thanks.


Hoover the mouse over the topic and a little box to the left will appear, double click to collapse. Funny, word has had this capability for years. I have a shit ton to add to this post first half of one-hell.

Scanning,,,,

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby dddhhh » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:49 am

This is awesome! Thanks :)

Is There OneNote for the Mac? Or something similar?

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:08 am

Nice write up, but for the basic layout minimalists may want to consider an alternative like Xeoh's:
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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:09 am

dddhhh wrote:This is awesome! Thanks :)

Is There OneNote for the Mac? Or something similar?

Supposedly Microsoft is working on it. There are alternatives, but nothing that comes close to being as good. For now, use VMWare/Parallels, it's worth it.

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby lawfreak » Thu May 05, 2011 10:06 am

Are there any good templates for law school?

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu May 05, 2011 10:07 am

Thank you so much!
I hear Parallel uses up a lot of memory? Should I get a 15" with a different processor then? I have a 13" right now...probably will get a new laptop soon but I like the size :|

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby holeinone600 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:13 am

useful stuff. i've got a mac, but i used bootcamp (windows) for a cpa exam prep, so i'll just use windows again for one note. should do the trick, even though its a pain to switch back and forth

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby run26.2 » Sun May 08, 2011 10:25 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:Thank you so much!
I hear Parallel uses up a lot of memory? Should I get a 15" with a different processor then? I have a 13" right now...probably will get a new laptop soon but I like the size :|

I have used both Parallels and VMWare and I find that VMWare less frequently gives me a pinwheel. I would recommend 8GB of memory if you have the money. I have 4 in a MacBook Pro and it works well, but still get the pinwheel now and again. A friend of mine has 8GB and he says he never has that problem. Of course, it is a bit more money.....

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby 2011Law » Sun May 08, 2011 10:39 pm

is being this organized really necessary?

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Re: OneNote & Law School: beginners guide

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Sun May 08, 2011 11:49 pm

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