Microsoft OneNote

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Microsoft OneNote
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Microsoft OneNote 2013
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial release19 November 2003; 10 years ago (2003-11-19)
Stable release2013 (15.0.4420.1017) / October 2, 2012; 14 months ago (2012-10-02)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Android,[1] iOS,[2][3] Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone
TypeNotetaking software
License

Proprietary software

Websiteoffice.microsoft.com/onenote/
 
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Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote icon.png
Microsoft OneNote 2013 Default Screen.png
Microsoft OneNote 2013
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial release19 November 2003; 10 years ago (2003-11-19)
Stable release2013 (15.0.4420.1017) / October 2, 2012; 14 months ago (2012-10-02)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Android,[1] iOS,[2][3] Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone
TypeNotetaking software
License

Proprietary software

Websiteoffice.microsoft.com/onenote/

Microsoft OneNote (formerly called Microsoft Office OneNote) is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. OneNote is available for Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Symbian. A web-based version of OneNote is provided as part of SkyDrive or Office Web Apps and enables users to edit notes via a web browser.

Overview[edit]

In OneNote, users can enter typed text via keyboard, create tables, and insert pictures. However, unlike a word processor, users can write anywhere on a virtually unbounded document window by just clicking there. Also, users do not need to explicitly save—OneNote saves data automatically as the user works.

OneNote saves information in pages organized into sections within notebooks. The interface provides an electronic version of a tabbed ring-binder, into which the user can directly make notes and gather material from other applications. OneNote notebooks collect, organize, and share possibly unpolished materials—as compared to word processors and wikis, which usually target publishing in some way. The difference shows in certain OneNote features and characteristics:

Users can move pages within the binder and annotate them with a stylus or word-processing or drawing tools. Users may add embedded multimedia recordings and web links.

While OneNote commonly runs on laptops or desktop PCs, additional features support pen-enabled tablet computers, in environments where pen, audio, or video notes are more appropriate than an intensive use of keyboard.

OneNote integrates search features and indexing into a free-form graphics and audio repository. It can search images (e.g., screen captures, embedded document-scans, photographs) for embedded text-content. It also searches "electronic ink" annotations as text, and phonetically searches audio recordings on a text key. It can replay audio concurrently with notes taken during the recording.

Its multi-user capability allows offline paragraph-level editing with later synchronization and merging. This facilitates collaboration among workgroups members who are not always online. More than one person can work on the same page at the same time—using OneNote as a shared whiteboard environment.

File format[edit]

OneNote saves information in a proprietary file format with the extension .one. Microsoft upgraded the file format twice after it introduced OneNote 2003—first in OneNote 2007, then in OneNote 2010.[4] OneNote 2003 files can be opened by both OneNote 2007 and OneNote 2010 in read-only mode, and subsequently upgraded to the later versions of the file format.[5][6] OneNote 2010 can read and write OneNote 2007 file formats. It can also convert back and forth between the 2010 and the 2007 formats.[6]

OneNote 2010 uses a proprietary file format that is stored along with the attachments (such as pictures, video, etc.) inside a single binary file.[7][8][9][not in citation given]

Platform support[edit]

OneNote 2003 runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. OneNote 2007 dropped support for Windows 2000.

OneNote supported Windows Live Mesh for cloud-based storage and synchronization of OneNote files that lets any OneNote client view and edit them, including Office Online, prior to Microsoft discontinuing the Live Mesh service.[10] OneNote 2007 also supports simultaneous editing with no locking of shared OneNote documents by multiple users when the document is stored in a shared folder,[11] Microsoft SkyDrive or Dropbox.[12]

OneNote is also available for mobile phones. A mobile OneNote version is included in the Office Hub on Windows Phone 7. This version supports notebooks stored locally on the phone, or synchronized with a remote copy on SkyDrive or SharePoint. Notes created by OneNote for Windows Phone 7 cannot be opened with OneNote 2007. OneNote Mobile is also built into Windows Mobile Professional 6.1. OneNote Mobile for older Windows Mobile smartphones and pocket PCs is included with OneNote 2007. OneNote is available on Symbian as part of Microsoft Apps.[13] Microsoft has released a stand-alone OneNote app for Apple iOS[14] and Android, which are each free for up to 500 notes. Beyond 500 notes a paid upgrade is available. On July 1, 2013, Microsoft release version 2 of its app for iPad, containing significantly updated features, to correspond more closely to those available on the Windows platform.

A free version of OneNote (formally known as OneNote MX) was also made available as a Windows Store app for Windows 8 and RT. It is optimized for use on tablets; using a unique radial menu interface to access contextual options, and providing integration with functionality provided by the operating system.[15]

Reviews[edit]

Christopher Dawson reviewed the 2010 version of OneNote, titling his favorable review "OneNote is Office 2010's killer app in education".[16] He speculated that the app would be particularly useful as a tool for student notetaking.

Version history[edit]

Microsoft OneNote 2010 with an open side note

All release dates pertain general availability. Release to manufacturing is usually two or three months in advance.

Product release or eventRelease date[17]
First Public AnnouncementNovember 17, 2002
OneNote 2003November 19, 2003
OneNote 2003 SP1July 27, 2004
OneNote 2003 SP2September 26, 2005
OneNote 2003 SP3September 18, 2007
OneNote 2007January 27, 2007
OneNote 2007 SP1December 11, 2007
OneNote 2007 SP2April 28, 2009
OneNote 2010[18]July 15, 2010
OneNote 2010 SP1[19]June 28, 2011
OneNote 2013January 29, 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Microsoft OneNote". Android Market. Google. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Microsoft OneNote". App Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Microsoft OneNote for iPad". App Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Error message when you try to open a OneNote 2007 or 2010 file in OneNote 2003: "This section is from a later version of One Note and cannot be opened" (Revision 4.0)". Support. Microsoft. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Rasmussen, David (8 October 2006). "Why the OneNote 2007 and 2003 file format are different". David Rasmussen's Blog (Microsoft). MSDN Blogs. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "About file format changes in OneNote 2010". Microsoft Office website. Microsoft. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "[MS-ONE]: OneNote File Format Specification". MSDN. Microsoft. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "[MS-ONESTORE]: OneNote Revision Store File Format Specification". MSDN. Microsoft. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "OneNote 2010: XML Schema Definition (XSD) File". Download Center. Microsoft. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Office Online". Office.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  11. ^ DavidRas (2006-06-29). "Sharing using USB drives". Blogs.msdn.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  12. ^ Sharing using dropbox
  13. ^ Blandford, Rafe (8 September 2011). "Microsoft Business Apps for Symbian Belle". All About Symbian. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Microsoft OneNote App for iPhone and iPod free for limited time". 
  15. ^ "Microsoft's Lync and OneNote apps for Windows 8, Windows RT now in Windows Store". ZDNet. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Dawson, Christopher (May 12, 2010). "OneNote is Office 2010's killer app in education". ZDNet. 
  17. ^ "Microsoft OneNote Life-cycle Information". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  18. ^ DavidRas (2009-07-14). "OneNote 2010 What's new". Blogs.msdn.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  19. ^ "OneNote 2010 - Service Pack 1". Officeforlawyers.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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