Windows Journal / Microsoft OneNote Help
Windows Journal is a notetaking application, created by Microsoft and included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition as well as Home Premium or superior editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. It allows the user to create and organize handwritten notes and drawings and to save them in a JNT-File. It is also able to simply use an ordinary computer mouse to compose a handwritten note, as well as a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC.
Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It can gather users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries and share them with other users of Microsoft OneNote over the Internet. OneNote is available as an application for Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Symbian. Notes can also be edited from a web browser.
How is MS OneNote different from the Journal product already on my Tablet PC?
They are very similar, but OneNote is a more full-featured product than Journal.
Here are a few of the differences between OneNote and Journal (as far as we know):
- OneNote has spellchecking and AutoCorrect; Journal doesn't.
- OneNote supports linking audio notes to your written notes; Journal doesn't.
- OneNote recognizes indents and tabs in handwriting as well as typing; Journal doesn't.
- OneNote has the grid for aligning items on the page, Journal doesn't.
- OneNote's Quick Notes are searchable from within the product. Journal's Sticky Notes are not searchable from within Journal.
- With OneNote you can just click and start typing literally anywhere on the page. Journal allows you to create text boxes and type within them but it's not quite as fast and intuitive as just click & type.
- Journal allows you to use the entire page as an editable white board. You can draw anything, anywhere on the page without worrying about which Writing Guide / Note Container / Drawing Guide OneNote is going to put it into.
- Worth noting that Journal has the "Lasso" selection feature which OneNote does not.
A good analogy is that OneNote is to Journal as Word is to Wordpad.
Short informational videos:
- OneNote in class at Pitt Meadows Secondary School
- How to use OneNote
- Microsoft OneNote -The best software you'll ever use
- Getting started with OneNote - Pick a current document and import it in - Mr. Hames.
- Tips for current SSC OneNote users from Phil the Tech Guy
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