David Rasmussen on What’s New in OneNote 2010
David Rasmussen of the OneNote 2010 team has a post about what’s new in OneNote 2010. He calls it a 30,000 foot view that highlights the big ideas and is promising more detailed entries from the team down the road. There is a lot of good info in the post so check it out. It is worth paying attention to David’s blog for future developments.
I’m terribly frustrated with my very busy work schedule the is week as I’ve downloaded and gotten a brief taste of the OneNote 2010 Technical Preview (along with the rest of the Office 2010 suite) but haven’t really gotten a chance to really explore the new features. That said, I used OneNote 2010 to take notes in rehearsals for The Gin Game at Wayside Theatre last night and boy, what a wonderful Inking experience that was.
07/15/2009 at 9:35 am
I don’t think the ribbon interface was a wise choice for OneNot, too huge, only horizontal and takes longer and more clicks to find and get the thing you’ve wanted.
A nice improvement I haven’t noticed before is the panning hand which makes viewing the notes a joy, almost. It has an acceleration mode, or however such a thing gets called which I wasn’t able to deactivate or at least modify.
07/15/2009 at 11:41 am
Ribbon interface can be minimized so that it only appears when you tap on it. It really is a big advantage for OneNote, in my opinion, because instead of looking for features in the menu with the pen, you can just tap on the buttons.
07/15/2009 at 1:05 pm
Yes, instead of putting a toolbar on the left and bottom side with the frequently used items I’m now limited to the ribbon interface on top of the window and the quick access toolbar, I’m not even able to put it to the bottom of the window.
Instead of clicking Edit and Copy I now have to click Home and Copy, what a huge difference.
Instead of being able to minimize or expand the height of the toolbar rows I’m now limited with one fixed height, wow, such an improvement.
Not everything is bad, I like its look and that it combines both the menu and toolbar in one object and thus is easier to customize, still, it needs a version 2 to become more useable and more intuitive, because at the moment it’s difficult to use, especially because the standard settings has some strange placement for some commands which take a while to find them each time.
07/15/2009 at 1:26 pm
Keep in mind that you can actually fully customize the ribbon interface in ALL Office 2010 apps in addition to minimizing the ribbon, to get the full effect. There’s also “Full Page” view which hides everything more thoroughly.