OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

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

Yes
85
86%
No
14
14%
 
Total votes: 99

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:29 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Any drawbacks to being a Mac user?



I just want you to know how hard it is to resist making jokes to this.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:51 pm

kalvano wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Any drawbacks to being a Mac user?



I just want you to know how hard it is to resist making jokes to this.


Appreciate your restraint :lol:

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 3|ink » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:02 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
kalvano wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Any drawbacks to being a Mac user?



I just want you to know how hard it is to resist making jokes to this.


Appreciate your restraint :lol:

All apple shitting-on aside, just buy windows and install with bootcamp.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby vkgarrett » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:10 pm

I love my mac, is it a big pain to get onenote to run on mac? Seems like one note is great. Can any other mac users jump in on what they use?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby random5483 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:27 pm

vkgarrett wrote:I love my mac, is it a big pain to get onenote to run on mac? Seems like one note is great. Can any other mac users jump in on what they use?



I run OneNote on Bootcamp. The downside of Bootcamp is that you have to buy a copy of Windows and also buy a Windows copy of Microsoft Office. My mac laptop runs Windows just as well as any PC laptop I have owned. Bootcamp is easy to install and very stable.

I love OneNote and have used it since my very first day of law school. With that said, OneNote is not a must. You can manage just fine without it. However, OneNote simplifies taking notes and makes life a little easier (I highly recommend it).

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:55 pm

You can buy a builder's copy of Windows from Newegg for about $60.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby lebroniousjames » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:47 pm

Nice, these screenshots are very helpful as models. It's interesting to see the (slightly) different styles, setups people use.
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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Guchster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:20 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
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?


Growly notes was free for me.

One note seemed slightly better than growly notes (more functionality and less awkward).

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:45 pm

Growly Notes is like the slightly attractive street hooker that works for $50 versus the $400 an hour gorgeous "escort". Both will get you to the same place, but the journey is way better with one than the other.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby lebroniousjames » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:13 am

kalvano wrote:Growly Notes is like the slightly attractive street hooker that works for $50 versus the $400 an hour gorgeous "escort". Both will get you to the same place, but the journey is way better with one than the other.



"OneNote" does sound a little bit more refined, classy than "Growly Notes", so perhaps the names aptly reflect the product(s).
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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Corwin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:17 pm

3|ink wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
kalvano wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Any drawbacks to being a Mac user?



I just want you to know how hard it is to resist making jokes to this.


Appreciate your restraint :lol:

All apple shitting-on aside, just buy windows and install with bootcamp.

Or VMWare Fusion with Unity if you find rebooting to switch OSs annoying.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Extension_Cord » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:21 pm

shepdawg wrote: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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Did you type out all of those rules yourself?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby sundance95 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:47 pm

^Dunno how that poster did it, but I just cut and paste from Westlaw, and then the only formatting needed is tabbing the subsections. Doesn't take long at all.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Extension_Cord » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:49 pm

sundance95 wrote:^Dunno how that poster did it, but I just cut and paste from Westlaw, and then the only formatting needed is tabbing the subsections. Doesn't take long at all.


Does anyone have a onenote save file with the Rules of Civ Pro on it already?

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Guchster » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:45 am

NYC Law wrote: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.


I think the fact that you did 95% better than everyone at your T30 shows how all this crap really doesn't even matter that much.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby alicrimson » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:44 pm

I love one note but I pretty much use it like a big binder to carry everything in. Seeing this thread really makes me want to do a serious overhaul on my one note taking skills. Especially the book notes on the left, class notes on the right bit. Very Wentworth Miller.


For those who are technologically illiterate, how do you make the two columns? I'm silly.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:15 pm

You just click on the page on the left side and start writing, and it will give you a text box automatically that you can size how you like.

For the second column, just click on the right side of the page where you want to start writing. It's super intuitive.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby shepdawg » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:Did you type out all of those rules yourself?

No. I just copied them from Cornell's website, then highlighted and underlined stuff. Things don't copy perfectly, so some tabbing and editing was required

alicrimson wrote:For those who are technologically illiterate, how do you make the two columns? I'm silly.

Here's how I do it.
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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby shepdawg » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Edit: double quote edit snafu. And, "No" there's no step 3. Scratch your nuts at that step or somethin.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 3|ink » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Corwin wrote:
3|ink wrote:All apple shitting-on aside, just buy windows and install with bootcamp.

Or VMWare Fusion with Unity if you find rebooting to switch OSs annoying.

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I assume that's just like Parallels. Actually, it looks a bit different. Parallels runs an instance of windows from your Mac OS. That just seems to run individual windows programs. However, there already exist OS mac versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I don't see a "OneNote" window in that picture. Can it run OneNote?

That aside, the biggest problem with parallels is that it doesn't make full (or even half) use of your system components. It's like running your CPU at half speed.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby 3|ink » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:10 pm

shepdawg wrote:Tables

I didn't think much of your template at first, but I'm starting to see the value of that table. Unfortunately, most people probably don't have the 2010 version. The top of our screen looks more like:

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And there is no "add table" button in "insert":

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However, we can still add tables. Any time you add text and then hit the "Tab" key, OneNote will automatically create a table. The number of columns depends on how many times you hit table. The number of rows depends on how many times you hit enter.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby Corwin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:35 pm

3|ink wrote:
Corwin wrote:
3|ink wrote:All apple shitting-on aside, just buy windows and install with bootcamp.

Or VMWare Fusion with Unity if you find rebooting to switch OSs annoying.

Image

I assume that's just like Parallels. Actually, it looks a bit different. Parallels runs an instance of windows from your Mac OS. That just seems to run individual windows programs. However, there already exist OS mac versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I don't see a "OneNote" window in that picture. Can it run OneNote?

That aside, the biggest problem with parallels is that it doesn't make full (or even half) use of your system components. It's like running your CPU at half speed.

This is VMWare in a mode called Unity. You can view your virtual machines in three modes, in a window, fullscreen, or in unity. Unity takes all the running Windows programs and places them in your dock. The programs are still running on Windows, so yes it can run One Note. It's just a really useful user interface trick.

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby gaud » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:48 pm

Can anyone tell me why OneNote is better than EverNote or why I should use one instead of the other??

Thank you!

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Re: OneNote Law School Templates Compilation+Poll

Postby shepdawg » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:27 pm

gaud wrote:Can anyone tell me why OneNote is better than EverNote or why I should use one instead of the other??

Thank you!

Anyone who started with OneNote will not have used EverNote, because OneNote is so good. I think the only reason to use EverNote is if you have a mac and don't want to buy Windows.




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