Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The wonders of no internet

I’ve pretty much not had internet access the last couple of weeks.  Obviously I haven’t posted much, though there seems to be interesting things happening.  I’m sitting in a bagel store in central Iowa…best internet around, it seems.

I am still here though, and following goings-on as best I can.  In some ways I’m really enjoying being unplugged for a couple of weeks.  It’s annoying when I’m trying to find an answer to something…but I’ve had good time with the family!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Marc writes a solid OneNote overview

Marc Orchant writes a solid overview of OneNote 2007’s capabilities.  Marc is one of my favorite bloggers for his balanced style, clear writing and broad perspective on software and productivity.  However this article feels like either it was heavily edited by MS editorial writers or Marc really turned up the geek-meter.  That is, it’s very geek-centric.  Even given that, if you struggle with organizing your information effectively, read the whole article.  OneNote is a powerful tool that I couldn’t do without.

I believe that one of the secrets of truly effective information management is establishing a single place in which you can collect and organize all your information, act on it, and share it with the people you collaborate with. Microsoft Office OneNote® 2007 provides just such an environment, and many of the enhancements and new features introduced in the 2007 Microsoft Office release make that environment more powerful than ever.

This article highlights the following capabilities offered by Office OneNote 2007 to collect, organize, search, and share the variety of information you can manage in this one application:
• Creating multiple notebooks to provide additional structure for your information system
• Recognizing text in images using the new Image Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capability
• Integrating Office OneNote 2007 with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to create a highly effective time and task management system
• Sharing Office OneNote 2007 notebooks as a real-time collaboration tool


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Really, really light posting these few weeks

I haven’t had much time to write lately.  We’ve got a couple of major things on our plate that isn’t leaving much time to blog.  As I write this, a group of 16 American high school students and adult leaders are preparing for another day of fun and frolic here in Kosovo.  They’re on a “missions trip” here until Monday and have been involved in running a children’s program, ecological river clean-up project and a cultural exchange with local youth.


The second major thing is our return to the US for our one-year home assignment.  We’re obligated to spend one year in the US for everyone four we’re overseas.  We’re leaving on an early morning flight on Tuesday, about 14 hours after our guests leave.   Sooo…we’re busy packing up our house while hosting a team too!  We’re having a lot of fun, but blogging will be sparse.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

English Standard Version for OneNote 2007 now available

From Rob Bushway over at GottaBeMobile:

I am pleased to announce the availability of the English Standard Version Bible for OneNote 2007 via www.TabletBible.com. This version for OneNote 2007 is formatted with wide margins and double spacing, especially tailored to Tablet PC users for ink notetaking. In addition, each book in the Bible is a seperate OneNote section, with each chapter in the book belonging to a page within that section. Using the built-in functioanlity of OneNote 2007, you can insert your own ink notes, view the Bible text and notes in full screen mode, search your ink and text notes, sync your Bible notes between multiple computers, record the audio of sermons and play it back in time with your notes (with permission of course !), and insert additional pages – all right within your ESV Bible for OneNote 2007.

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I’m downloading this now!  OneNote is a great way to study texts.  I recently downloaded a copy of the Koran and printed it into OneNote.  I need to study up more on the majority religion where I live.  OneNote is the perfect way to annotate, highlight, and work with texts like these.

I imagine I’ll still use BibleWorks for most of my heavy lifting, but that program is great for working with the text as language; doodling with it in OneNote is working with the text as a living thing.  Those are completely different, but complimentary functions. 

Rob, thanks for all the hard work on this!  This is a great addition!