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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2007, 10:56:59 PM »
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #101 on: June 08, 2007, 12:55:49 AM »
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Seems like OneNote is a good program to use.  I'm a little torn between using it for 1L and between Aspen's program.  It seems like a good program, but without much insight from current students, I don't know if it would be worth it.

For anyone who's curious, http://www.aspenlaw.com/

(I know I've mentioned this program a few times in other threads, but I just want to see if it's worth it.  I'm not an Aspen troll).

wow, that aspen program looks like *&^%.  good luck with that

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #102 on: June 08, 2007, 04:02:30 AM »
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Seems like OneNote is a good program to use.  I'm a little torn between using it for 1L and between Aspen's program.  It seems like a good program, but without much insight from current students, I don't know if it would be worth it.

For anyone who's curious, http://www.aspenlaw.com/

(I know I've mentioned this program a few times in other threads, but I just want to see if it's worth it.  I'm not an Aspen troll).

wow, that aspen program looks like sh*t.  good luck with that

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2007, 07:45:12 AM »
The only problem with OneNote is you need to build up a big volume of information before it becomes really useful.  Buy it now, especially if you've chosen your school and can get any discounts.  Then start using it and playing around with it.  Experiment with different ways to organize by notebook, section group, section, and page/subpage.  Look at different ways to use note flags.  Use them a lot too; the more you use each feature of OneNote, the more it's worth above Word.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #104 on: June 18, 2007, 02:10:43 PM »
Question what is everyone purchasing one note for? I know it comes in MS Student for 150, but my UG offers MS office pro for 75$ and I can also buy one note from them for 25. Is this about the average price everyone else is getting from their UG?

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2007, 02:53:10 PM »
I coulda got OneNote 2007 for $39 through the University of Wisconsin -  [Any]'s software deal.

But instead I got an Office 2007 package that included that (and word, etc) for $79.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2007, 03:06:59 PM »
you can also download templates for your OneNote. I haven't really messed around with it yet, but if you google "onenote" and "law school" you may come across some templates people have made for the program.


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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2007, 11:40:00 PM »
I didn't really like the templates, for what its worth.
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2007, 03:13:21 AM »
I was deeply disappointed to find that OneNote sucks.  I loved the file folder organization, but it was just too difficult to keep things formatted the way I wanted.  I spent more time fiddling with the settings than working, which is saying something because there are almost no settings.

Eventually I stuck with Word for notes.  After a semester of taking notes by hand, I wanted it to be as easy as possible to create outlines at the end of the semester, and OneNote just made it more difficult.

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Re: Microsoft OneNote - yay or nay?
« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2007, 09:44:10 PM »
Huh.  I found it easier to Outline in OneNote, then I copied and pasted into Word just to print.  (I don't like the print format in OneNote).  I also find it nice to have one big doc that I can share with friends and see where the page breaks are for studying, so that I can find it on the hardcopy in a pinch.

Using noteflags during the semester can be nice when prepping too.  I flagged every mention of a specific section of the UCC in Contracts, for example, then ran  a UCC report in OneNote to get a compact list of UCC sections covered in class to study.  Plus in the list, One Note included a hyperlink to the part of my notes where it was mentioned if I needed more context.  Very nice.
Here's how it went for me for Fall 2006 admission:
168/3.67
In: Emory($$), UGA ($), W&M ($$), GW($)
Waitlisted:American(W), UVA (W)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=aerynn