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That didn't work for me.
On the second day of classes I took notes in Word.
That worked out better.
On the third day of classes, I downloaded the OneNote 2007 beta and have been using OneNote ever since.
(So yes, when outlining for my first semester, it was a little harrowing, having to go hunt down my first week's notes from 3 different places.)
Try them all and go with whatever you find best for you. There isn't a right answer to this. I have classmates that exclusively take notes by hand, others that use word, and others like me, that use OneNote. They all do just fine.
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Why is this? Is it that different from 2003?
The biggest difference I have noticed (besides cosmetic changes, of couse) is the ability to easily and quickly embed tables into your notes. In 2003 it was difficult and cumbersome and a lot of people I know would just use word to make the table and then paste it into onenoe. However, now all you have to do is click the screen and tab a few times. It is very convenient, but I'm not much of a table user so I don't know how helpful this will really be.
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Being able to draw a flexible lasso/line to select multiple drawings or text boxes is such a convenience (especially for someone wanting to take true advantage of the free-flowing organizational structure that sets OneNote apart from Word) that after trying both versions, I could never even consider 2003 again. Drag-and-drop after lassoing is a totally different experience.
Just my strong opinion.
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There doesn't seem to be any compatibility issues, in fact, you can save your One note files into Word format, in case another computer or friend doesn't have One Note. I haven't tried converting it to PDF yet but it seems fairly easy.
FYI: The 2007 Student Teacher Office comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note. I saw it at Best Buy for$150 for the whole thing with 3 licenses. I am sure my school bookstore will have it cheaper but 3 licenses are always nice (especially to split with a friend...eh hm not that I would do that, just saying some do)
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Ok. Rate my lameness if I use a tablet PC to take notes in law school. Like with the stylus and everything.
1 - 10 scale please. 10 being the dorkiest.
I'll be doing this myself actually. I love that even with hand written notes on a tablet, you can search through them for words/phrases. I'll increase my dorkiness factor if it means better productivity.
I have one note, but haven't found those yet. Where are they? It would be really helpful.
Oops! This is kinda late but if you go to microsoft's website and search the OneNote Templates they have all sorts of nifty stuff. Here is the case brief template. Some other ones that I like are 2005-2007 calendar, 2007 monthly calendar, homework schedule, and daily and weekly calendars (What? I like calendars.).
They also have tons of to do lists and note taking templates including one for law school.
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My biggest issue with Word was having to choose between making 1 enormous document with all my notes or saving separate files, both of which were terrible options IMO - with OneNote you can separate everything (or not - I took notes while I read on one side of a page and then class notes on the other side of the same page in a different color) and the BEST part is that you can type anywhere on the screen and the evil Word formatting isn't constantly trying to correct you.
for the people who asked where to get it cheap:
If you're buying a new computer for the fall, it sometimes comes with the Microsoft Office package you get (the computers that were purchased through our school came with it already loaded)
OR get if from your school's computer store - should run around $20.
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