Taking notes with a macbook

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  1. macrumors regular

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    what program is best to take notes during class with a macbook?
     
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    After "borrowing" a copy from a friend, I now use Word 08 which has a nice notebook view which kind of replicates OneNote. Admittedly, it is not too fantastic, and adding bullets gets a bit too complicated for what it is, since you have to keep the toolbox window open to add them in :(. For some classes, I still use OneNote which I installed on a bootcamp partition.
     
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    I swear by text edit... Command + B to Bold new headings...

    That's all I ever need....one long file per class so I can search easily within the document. Plus it opens quickly...
     
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    szsiddiq

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    i used to use google dox, but for really straight forward notes i like gmail as well.
     
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    kuebby

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    I do the same thing except with Pages.
     
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    Paper and Pen? Thats the easiest way of all.

    If your set on using a computer then text edit.
     
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    Seriously... I use PhotoshopCS and the paintbrush tool...

    It's very functional...

    [​IMG]
     
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    blah totally forgot my badddd er

    i use adobe cs3 premium but for other stuff lik for what its used for :D
     
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    Eric Lewis

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    taking notes like that would take forever

    i used pages for grade 12 on macbook air
     
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    Bad idea for a post. Read the Terms of Service. :mad:

    On topic: The rare few times I take notes on a laptop in class I use TextEdit. I've found that most instructors get annoyed trying to talk over the clickety-clack of people typing unless it's a class in a computer lab or large lecture hall.
     
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    holy crap forgot but like is it not illegal in canada cause like ...?
     
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    Eric Lewis

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    stealing software in canada is still illegal

    its the music business thats different
     
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    meh the isps do nothing and no one i know has ever gotten caught but ffor the person with notes u can use open office if you have x11 i belive u need it in order to install open office its free
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    I use Word's notebook view.

    Possible alternative is NeoOffice. I also very much enjoy WriteRoom when I have an "easily distracted" phase.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Wow that notebook view thing is hot.. never new about that.
     
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    nidserz

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    what is this "notebook view"
    anyone care to post a screenshot? i have a pc atm with word2007 but cant figure out this view...thinking its a mac office 08 thing...
    thanks in advance
     
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    I use VoodooPad. It's lightweight, and it can be as complex or as simple as I need it to be. Failing that, TextEdit would be my go-to app. I have Pages and I have NeoOffice, but I think they're overkill for class notes. For that purpose I want something that's quick to load, quick to save, stable, and not too distracting. VoodooPad is more like a wiki than a notebook, you put in little links to other pages of your notes. The coolest thing is that VoodooPad happily exports your notes to your iPod--and the links still work on the iPod! It's also very keyboard friendly.
     
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    nice [screenshot disappeared (maybe cuz of innapropriate language lol)]

    i guess its a mac office thing cuz the pc version def doesnt have that...anyways another reason to look forward to my mac at the end of the month!
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    I switch back and forth between Pages and Word '08 (Word '04 prior), and I haven't taken notes in the past 2 years with anything but a MB in the classroom! :p
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Just use TextEdit,..or maybe stickies .. haha
     
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    Don't need a computer for class notes. Can convert them later and it
    helps you remember the content.
     

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