Class lecture notes...

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  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    I searched for it but didn't find anything to my interest.

    In my Computer Systems Security class, we started taking lecture notes from the big projector screen. I tried using MS OFFICE but after a while later it causes problem due to me using SL.

    So I just used TextEdit to take the notes.


    Is there any other application that will make my life easier?
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    what version of office are you using?
    Word 2008 has a very intuitive outline mode. After you make "I. Title, II. Title 2, etc." it automatically makes an outline for you when you hit Return/Enter.
     
  3. kidwithdimples thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am using 2008 version 12.0.0

    Sometimes it gives me an error and allows me to save my document then quit. I guess it's not compatible with SL.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I always took notes with Voodoo pad. It's awesome for class notes.
     
  6. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    The best thing you can do is to install windows and use OneNote. Does your school have any kind of deals on windows or Office? If you are in a CIS department they very likely will have copies of both for dirt cheap via MSDN. OneNote is the best note-taking program period. I used it for four years in college and it makes a mockery of all other note-taking apps. The only one for mac that is even close is curio. However I have to say that it is only half as good as OneNote.

    In short, the best note-taking app I have ever used is OneNote and the only one that comes close is Curio. However as someone who has taken a class on network security, you want to have access to a windows machine of some kind for not just takng notes but also doing labs and such.
     

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