Are you taking notes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eyeluvmyimac, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. eyeluvmyimac macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2002
    This is kinda a continuation from "College Computer Usage" but anyways....

    I will be heading off to college next semester (PSU) and will be taking notes on my new PB (whatever size screen it may have). I was wondering if anyone here knew of any good ideas for a note-taking program?

    Word is too big/slow/akward, and text edit just wouldn't do it for me, not enough features etc.

  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Re: Are you taking notes?

    Well, if you are taking notes, any text editor (text edit, word, etc.) would work. The thing you need to figure out is how you will keep track of your notes.

    I used a PC laptop running Win98 and Office97 for taking notes in class (not on battery of course). The key is to go back after class and go over your note and correct typos and make any corrections. This will work mostly for non-math classes, as the moment you hit graphs and equations it will be harder to use the laptop.

    My suggestion:
    - Use Text Edit to take the notes.
    - After class copy and paste your note to AppleWorks/Word and add chapters and titles with the date and class information.
    - Spell check and correct mistakes.
    - Save each class in its own file.
    - BACKUP the files.
    - Keep any papers linked to the notes properly labeled (i.e. Jan 20th, Econ 101, Figure 1) and refer to those papers in your notes.

    At exam time, print and study, and be the envy of everybody else who sucked at taking notes! :D
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002

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