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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2007, 12:04:09 PM »
How has Word 2007 been working for Macs?  I use a PC at work and I hate the new Word program.  Has anyone had any problems running it on their mac?  Also, for law school: are they going to run their test programs off of Vista or will it still be compatible with the older windows?  I don't know how well it would all run on a Mac.  Someone on here seemed to mention having some problems. 

i saw people with macs use windows xp to run examsoft...hth :)

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2007, 04:03:54 PM »
we can use word 2007? I didn't know they had that for Macs yet...

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2008, 09:37:33 PM »
anyone know what the status of examsoft for Mac is?

Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2008, 05:59:22 AM »
bump

just bought mine online

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2008, 07:57:36 PM »
I'm a new convert, and I like it pretty good.

Found some good note-taking software for pretty cheap, which also helps.

I use Omni Outliner, and I like it a lot (I think I remember you saying that's the one you got). Um, in case you or anyone were wondering....

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2008, 08:02:03 PM »
I'm a new convert, and I like it pretty good.

Found some good note-taking software for pretty cheap, which also helps.

I use Omni Outliner, and I like it a lot (I think I remember you saying that's the one you got). Um, in case you or anyone were wondering....

There is NOTE TAKING software??  Please fill me in and tell me where I can get a copy.  Also, is it advisable to get speech recognition software and have my mac transcribe lectures for me in addition to taking notes??

Thanks!

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2008, 08:04:42 PM »
I'm a new convert, and I like it pretty good.

Found some good note-taking software for pretty cheap, which also helps.

I use Omni Outliner, and I like it a lot (I think I remember you saying that's the one you got). Um, in case you or anyone were wondering....

There is NOTE TAKING software??  Please fill me in and tell me where I can get a copy.  Also, is it advisable to get speech recognition software and have my mac transcribe lectures for me in addition to taking notes??

Thanks!

lol. It's really not very complicated. Actually, that microsoft one everyone uses with all the crazy tabs is way more complicated. Omni outliner is really, REALLY simple, but I just like the little flippy arrows and the way it's organized. Helps me look through my class notes more easily.

But, uh, no, I would not recommend transcribing lectures.  :D Although I am all about class being important! At least with my profs.

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2008, 08:08:15 PM »
Ok, so why is it advisable to use a program such as this vs just making an outline on MS Word? 

Also, are there any programs people like better than outliner?

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2008, 08:11:55 PM »
Ok, so why is it advisable to use a program such as this vs just making an outline on MS Word? 

Also, are there any programs people like better than outliner?

Thanks!

There really isn't much of a difference, and lots of people do just use a word document. I happen to like outliner because it has little arrows so that you can tuck up sections of your outline so you can just see an overview of the subjects and open them up when you want to read them (if that makes sense?). Heck, maybe it's even possible to do that in Word, but I don't know how to do it. It helps me keep my notes a little bit neater. It's really just about helping you organize your thoughts, or liking the way it looks. But it's not super important.