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Best Outlining Software For Windows

Best Outlining Software For Windows
« on: July 29, 2008, 01:23:00 AM »
Any suggestions?

TimMitchell

Re: Best Outlining Software For Windows
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 02:44:10 AM »
I heard one note is great, but I have no experience with it

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 07:36:12 AM »
I'm using One Note for notes and Word for my outline.  At least that's my plan.  I'm a 1L.

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Re: Best Outlining Software For Windows
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 11:09:21 AM »
Open office.

It's free. It works. You can turn off auto formatting features easily and individually.

Re: Best Outlining Software For Windows
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 12:26:42 PM »
I used OneNote for both my outlining and class notes. After about 10 minutes on there I liked it better then Word. But, I know plenty of people that used Word just fine. You'll just have to try each one out!

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 12:51:20 PM »
Open office.

It's free. It works. You can turn off auto formatting features easily and individually.

What is open office, I have heard of it, but don't know what it is. Also I used OneNote so I'll add to the bandwagon

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 01:01:11 PM »
Open office.

It's free. It works. You can turn off auto formatting features easily and individually.

What is open office, I have heard of it, but don't know what it is. Also I used OneNote so I'll add to the bandwagon

Open Office

I don't trust anything that is free and open, I'm a republican

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Re: Best Outlining Software For Windows
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 01:15:21 PM »
I like my software like my politics: proprietary, bloated, slow to change and buggy.

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »
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What is open office, I have heard of it, but don't know what it is. Also I used OneNote so I'll add to the bandwagon

Open source (free) alternative to MS office. Sun Microsystems runs the project.

www.openoffice.org

I have not used MS office in 2 years (except on computers that are not mine) 

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2008, 03:39:51 PM »
OneNote is nice because you don't have to be hassled by the automatic formatting. Plus it is nice to be able to arrange things in one "notebook" with different sections, and it is really easy to search multiple notebooks if you are looking for something in a hurry. I got it about a week before I started my 1L year and that was plenty of time for me to figure out how to use it and get accustomed to it. I'm still discovering great things about it.