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Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by coolnote, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. coolnote

    coolnote Flightless Bird

    When initially setting up a notebook, the options are:
    1. 'I will use it on this computer' to specify a local notebook.
    2. 'I will use it on multiple computers' to specify that the notebook will
    live in a central location that you specify, but will be accessed on 2 or
    more computers.
    3. 'Multiple people will share the notebook' to specify that the notebook
    will reside in a shared location, such as a server or a shared folder on your
    computer.

    Say I pick option 1, and then later move that notebook to a server where
    several people can access it, or move it to a thumb drive so I can use it on
    multiple computers. Will it work automatically? There are no switches to
    throw change the notebook from a 1 to a 2 or 3. But is that necessary if I
    simply move the notebook using Windows Explorer after closing it in the local
    computer?

    If it works automatically, why does a user have to pick one of those three
    options when setting up a notebook in the first place?
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > When initially setting up a notebook, the options are:
    > 1. 'I will use it on this computer' to specify a local notebook.
    > 2. 'I will use it on multiple computers' to specify that the notebook will
    > live in a central location that you specify, but will be accessed on 2 or
    > more computers.
    > 3. 'Multiple people will share the notebook' to specify that the notebook
    > will reside in a shared location, such as a server or a shared folder on your
    > computer.
    >
    > Say I pick option 1, and then later move that notebook to a server where
    > several people can access it, or move it to a thumb drive so I can use it on
    > multiple computers. Will it work automatically? There are no switches to
    > throw change the notebook from a 1 to a 2 or 3. But is that necessary if I
    > simply move the notebook using Windows Explorer after closing it in the local
    > computer?
    >


    It's only necessary to close the notebook on ALL computers before it is
    moved.

    And it's optional to change the standard location for new notebooks in
    Tools, Options, Save.

    > If it works automatically, why does a user have to pick one of those three
    > options when setting up a notebook in the first place?


    I have never found a real reason for the 3 alternatives ;-)

    Bernd
     
  3. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Bernd wrote:

    [options for sharing niebiiks]
    >> If it works automatically, why does a user have to pick one of those
    >> three options when setting up a notebook in the first place?

    >
    > I have never found a real reason for the 3 alternatives ;-)


    Me too.
    When being new to ON I had been wondering about the three options the
    usage of which does not make any difference.Tagged it with the label
    "Mystery".

    On re-thinking the issue: Could it be that the devolpers had the sending
    of notifications in mind?

    BTW: In ON2010 there are two options for creating notebooks:
    - Local Notebook
    - Network Notebook

    Rainald
     
  4. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Bernd wrote:
    >


    >> I have never found a real reason for the 3 alternatives ;-)

    >
    > Me too.
    > When being new to ON I had been wondering about the three options the
    > usage of which does not make any difference.Tagged it with the label
    > "Mystery".
    >


    Agree !

    > On re-thinking the issue: Could it be that the devolpers had the sending
    > of notifications in mind?
    >


    I didn't mention this "feature" because I think it's a difference, not a
    reason ... ;-)

    > BTW: In ON2010 there are two options for creating notebooks:
    > - Local Notebook
    > - Network Notebook
    >



    Aha !

    I think the distinction of the remaining two alternatives is for
    "education" only.

    No ON instance will ever know in advance if any other instance will
    access "his" notebook. There is no communication, only a sophisticated
    lock protocol for parts of a *.one file.

    And that's the power of the ON design.

    Bernd
     
  5. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Bernd wrote:

    >>> I have never found a real reason for the 3 alternatives ;-)

    >>
    >> Me too.
    >> When being new to ON I had been wondering about the three options the
    >> usage of which does not make any difference.Tagged it with the label
    >> "Mystery".

    >
    > Agree !
    >
    >> On re-thinking the issue: Could it be that the developers had the
    >> sending of notifications in mind?

    >
    > I didn't mention this "feature" because I think it's a difference,
    > not a reason ... ;-)


    Yeah!
    And the "notifications"-feature did never work in ON2007 and it still
    doesn't in ON2010 (it's still totally useless).
    At times I'm really asking myself whether the developers might have ever
    *worked* with what they created ...

    >> BTW: In ON2010 there are two options for creating notebooks:
    >> - Local Notebook
    >> - Network Notebook

    >
    > Aha !
    >
    > I think the distinction of the remaining two alternatives is for
    > "education" only.


    LOL

    > No ON instance will ever know in advance if any other instance will
    > access "his" notebook. There is no communication, only a sophisticated
    > lock protocol for parts of a *.one file.
    >
    > And that's the power of the ON design.


    Exactly!!!
    And it's really great to have that.

    Rainald
     

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