OneNote anew

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Nick Vittum
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OneNote anew

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I used to use OneNote a lot when I was in Office 2007, and liked it a lot (once I got used to its quirks and limitations). I found it to be an excellent tool for storing and organizing (imagine this:) notes. Then when I moved to 2010, something had changed the turned me off a lot (I don't even remember what, now). So now I'm in 365, and I have a lot of diverse information I need to keep track of, and decided to give OneNote a try again.

I'd be happy to hear from other OneNote users regarding their experiences; in particular any ways they find it particularly useful, and especially, available add-ins that are useful.

Two questions in particular:
  • Is VBA customization possible (or any other sort of customization)? There's no developer tab,
    but I don't know that that's proof of anything.
    Is anyone familiar with the packaged Macros here? Is this stuff safe, and is it quality or just fluff?
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Have used Onetastic at work. It is pretty popular there. I don't use it anymore since I retired. I do use OneNote for simple organizing and saving related information.
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I use Onenote in doing my genealogy research.
I have a "Notebook" for each tree and a page for each person that I want to save some information on.
The name of the notebook is the same as my tree name and I name each page "SurnameFirstnameMiddlename-bdate-ddate".
This allows me to have and find the different John Smith's when needed.

I also use Onenote to compile my feed back of my Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group meetings. This allows one to also save a PDF and attach that to a email to send to all members.
I am so far behind, I think I am First :evilgrin:
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I actually started some genealogy work some years ago, and was using OneNote. It's a perfect example of how it can be useful. But anything where organizing a lot of diverse data is required. The reason I just picked it up again was because of my efforts to learn code. Too much information; I was rapidly losing track of all the bits and pieces I was saving. I love how easily you can add a link to another page, or another place on the same page. And information copied from the Internet is automatically linked, so you can put a key section in your notes, and quickly jump to the source if you find you need more.
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YES, I like the built in linking, so I know where it came from!
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Much more mundanely, I use OneNote for my recipe collection. I organize them by type of food prepared (beef, pork, fish, poultry, salads, desserts, etc.). I use tables to contain ingredients and amounts then use numbering for the steps for preparing.
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BobH wrote:Much more mundanely, I use OneNote for my recipe collection. I organize them by type of food prepared (beef, pork, fish, poultry, salads, desserts, etc.). I use tables to contain ingredients and amounts then use numbering for the steps for preparing.
No, not mundane; its a perfect example of the way it can be useful. It can be like having a small database without having to haul out the firepower (and weight) of Access.
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