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Is there an alternative to Microsoft Office One Note?

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  1. OM2

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    Can someone tell me if there's an alternative to Microsoft Office One Note?
    Maybe even an online version?
    I love the program!! For me, it's GREAT for making notes and plans and to have several subfolders that can be many layers deep

    The great thing about it: I can type anywhere and write some text - not restricted to location like you are in a document editor - similar to say Powerpoint

    A few minor things that I don't like:

    - not being able to have outlines on things - this winds me up!
    If I've made 5 notes on a page - it would be nice if I could just have 5 outlines so I could see everything at a glance

    - not being to have shapes and be able to type in them
    98% of the time, I just want a rectangle, with a subtle shaded background and an outline and a shadow
    Not possible :(
    I can copy and past from Powerpoint - but then I can't edit

    Everything else: I love about it!
    But... I'm happy to jump to another program if it exists!

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. Noyb

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    OCR capabilities of Office 2010 .. Has been moved to One Note.
    I suppose this is to make you buy it.
    Do you need to OCR to Word ??
     
  3. OM2

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    not sure what that means? ocr? optical character recognition?
    one note will do me nicely - if i can have outlines + have graphical objects like boxes with shadows (as in powerpoint)

    let me know
    thanks
     
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    Google Notebook is alright. It wouldn't hurt to give it a try.
     
  5. OM2

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    just tried it - i forgot i'd tried it before!
    no good - onenote is really nice and graphical - u can plonk some text anywhere
    google notes: u r restricted like u are in an editor like word
     
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  8. OM2

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    thanks for the replies
    tomboy + evernote do the same thing - for what they do it's ok

    but again: they make u have a structure! :)
    compare word to powerpoint
    word: u type a sentence, insert an image - these all have to fall into place - and u cant just put things on top
    powerpoint: create text, add images - and u can put them anywhere and anyhow u like! this is what i want!

    maybe my wish should be to have powerpoint have the folder organisation of onenote - i think that sums up what i want!

    thanks
     
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