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Archive for August 24th, 2011

OneNote for Outlines, Notes; Outlook to Get Organized

An anonymous C|M|LAW first year wrote a very useful article entitled Optimizing OneNote and Outlook for Law School. (If you  get an error message in word saying “cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc”,  just click OK several times it will open the document. ) The article shows how you can organize your class schedule,  class assignments and study schedule using Outlook, and block off personal time for activities important to you.   OneNote can be used for note-taking, case briefs and outlines.  The article points out that you may want to use OneNote instead of Word because you can easily link to your briefs from your notes, you can create your own custom toolbar which makes note-taking quicker, a customized numbering box helps you organize notes according to the numbering in your casebook, you can create tags, which are  symbols to identify rules, definitions, etc.  and you can sync to Outlook for reminders.

OneNote and/or Outlook may be part of  your Microsoft Office Suite, depending on what you purchased.  The faculty and staff computers at the law school have access to OneNote 2010.

Here is a (partial) image from the article: