I've been sort of collecting suggestions and tips on using this program. I've been using it for a little while now and I'm really starting to like it. We had quite an extended discussion about OneNote about a month or two ago. Is there anyone out there still using or testing it? I'd like to compare some notes, particularly regarding the use of flags.
For instance, I've always had this problem with computer reference files. I like to keep all of the related material for a particular project in a reference file tucked away as a subdirectory somewhere. But I also like to have the data from active projects handy for easy accessibility. For this reason, I usually ended up with 2 sets of files, one set for the dozen or so active projects and one for all the archived material that I don't access so often. But this always made me uncomfortable and it sometimes led to related materials ending up in more than one set of files.
I'm finding the use of OneNote to be particularly interesting in this regard. OneNote provides you with 25 customizable flags that can be put next to entries. You can then generate what's known as a "Note Flags Summary" which collects links to all of the entries with a particular label. I've set one up with the label "Project" meaning a currently active project. By taking a reference file in OneNote and putting a "Project" label on the title, I can easily collect links to all of the current project pages without removing them from the reference file with all of the other archived projects and data.
It occurs to me that these note flags could be very handy. Effectively, they've given you 25 active customizable categories to play with. Effectively its more than that because when you change a flag, it remebers the old ones and they still appear in the Note Flag Summary. Anybody have any thoughts?
The more I use this program, the more comfortable I get with it. Its actually a very flexible collection and storage device. I wish it was more Palm compatible. As it is, I have to export pages and import them as memos when I want to bring information with me. I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't have spent the money for a PPC.