OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

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Is OneNote the best note-taking software for law school?

Yes
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86%
No
14
14%
 
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lebroniousjames
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OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby lebroniousjames » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:28 pm

Thought it'd be nice to have a single thread where any willing OneNote stars could post download links to their custom templates (lecture notes, case briefs, etc.) for those of us who aren't as skilled with computers.

Also added a poll on whether or not people feel like OneNote is the best note-taking software for law school.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby sundance95 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:45 pm

It's awesome. I attribute my first semester grades largely to OneNote, no joke. OneNote is the single most compelling reason that law students should use PCs instead of Macs (or at least have a virtual Windows machine on their Mac).

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Guchster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:48 pm

sundance95 wrote:It's awesome. I attribute my first semester grades largely to OneNote, no joke. OneNote is the single most compelling reason that law students should use PCs instead of Macs (or at least have a virtual Windows machine on their Mac).



I voted for onenote. I use growly notes which is the makeshift version of onenote for mac, but it's free lol (probs cuz a rational person wouldn't pay for this shit)

you can have my templates but they're for mac

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Postby 3|ink » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:59 pm

sundance95 wrote:It's awesome. I attribute my first semester grades largely to OneNote, no joke. OneNote is the single most compelling reason that law students should use PCs instead of Macs (or at least have a virtual Windows machine on their Mac).

This is pretty much the reason I run bootcamp on my mac.

Well that and I think OSLion is an inferior product.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Here is what my OneNote looks like for most classes.


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I like one notebook for each class, main topics up top, and then sub-pages for each smaller topic within a main topic.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby sundance95 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:23 pm

I'm pretty much the same, although I'm big on hyperlinking:

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For statutory classes in which you can use any electronic materials on your laptop on the exam, the hyperlinking ability is incredible. It takes a bit of time to compile the codes, but its completely worth the time savings on the exam. For example, if I click the first hyperlink in the last photo I see this:

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So useful on exams.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby YankeeFan2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:27 pm

+1

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 am

Our laptops are locked down with Examsoft for exams, so I don't use much linking.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby lifestooquick » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:26 am

I love OneNote and actually switched from a MacBook back to a PC for law school specifically for OneNote :)

Also - SO jealous of you guys that have open computer access during exams. I do the same thing with the linking but I can't use it during exams :(

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby lebroniousjames » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:30 am

This is great, thanks a lot for posting! Is there any way that you (all) can post on the thread your actual custom page format as a downloadable file? I noticed they have a couple "law" templates available through Microsoft, but the selection is limited, rather weak compared to the screen shots posted above.

*I don't mean to sound too lazy, useless, but I just switched after 6 years on a Mac back to PC, and I think Apple dumb-ed down my computer aptitude with its simplicity. That said, it seems like there's a whole lot more you can do using Outlook, OneNote, so I'll gladly suffer the learning curve if it helps improve efficiency, performance. Any help, though, is again very much appreciated.
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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:33 am

lebroniousjames wrote:This is great, thanks a lot for posting! Is there any way that you (all) can post on the thread your actual custom page format as a downloadable file? I noticed they have a couple "law" templates available through Microsoft, but the selection is limited, rather weak compared to the screen shots posted above.

Not sure I totally understand-I don't use a 'template' or anything that could be uploaded. Use it for a semester and you'll learn it as you go along. To link, I right click a paragraph and select "Copy Link to Paragraph," then go to where I want the link to that paragraph to be, select the text, and press Ctrl-K. Then Ctrl-V and hit enter and its linked. Takes about half a second to do.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby PDaddy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:07 am

I've got to learn how to pimp this.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:13 am

am i doing it right?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:14 am

Yeah, I'm not using a template. Just open a new notebook, title it, and then start making pages within it. No templates needed. OneNote is incredibly self-explanatory. All you need to know is in the "Guide to OneNote" that comes pre-loaded as a notebook.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby AVBucks4239 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:43 am

I think this thread shows where I stand for this poll:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=163781

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 3|ink » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:17 am

AVBucks4239 wrote:I think this thread shows where I stand for this poll:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=163781

Against it. Right?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby SemperLegal » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:25 am

Just bought OneNote 2010 using an home use copy associated with my workplace's licence and it didn't come with a Guide to One Note, is there anything in it I can't get from Youtube tutorials of it?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 3|ink » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:33 am

SemperLegal wrote:Just bought OneNote 2010 using an home use copy associated with my workplace's licence and it didn't come with a Guide to One Note, is there anything in it I can't get from Youtube tutorials of it?

I would just dive in. It's not very complicated.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby TLS_noobie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:49 am

0L here just looking for some advice on this subject...

I have never used OneNote before and am mauling over getting my hands on it, but I just wanted to know: what would the difference in value be between Google Docs vs OneNote?

Thanks TLS :)

-TLS_noobie

[EDIT]
Just saw the big "0Ls" sticky at the top of this forum which says to go to another forum for the questions from 0Ls. But I think this is still relevant to the thread. I am sorry if it is out of place though.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Google Docs and OneNote are completely different things. Look at the screenshots above. OneNote is specifically designed as free-form note taking software.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby YYZ » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:52 pm

OneNote is amazing. It takes about 5-10 minutes to figure it out. I can't imagine law school without it.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:05 pm

I mean it's nice, but it's hardly necessary and I would be fine without it. I definitely didn't find it helpful on exams (granted I barely touched my outlines on exams).

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby shepdawg » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:06 pm

Civ Pro
Tabs for briefs, FRCP, Outline, Title 28

Briefs/Notes. Briefs on left side, class notes on right.
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Outline
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FRCP
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Title 28
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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:07 pm

Man you guys go all out... I tried to stay somewhat organized at first, but in the end said fuck it and started using it like a regular paper notebook. It works though.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:13 pm

Guchster wrote:I voted for onenote. I use growly notes which is the makeshift version of onenote for mac, but it's free lol (probs cuz a rational person wouldn't pay for this shit)

you can have my templates but they're for mac


What's the difference between growly and onenote? Any drawbacks to being a Mac user?




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