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Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Kraftsims, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Kraftsims

    Kraftsims Flightless Bird

    I'm new to OneNote. Not sure what to say just yet. Trying to like the
    program, think the potential certainly exists.

    I'm finding the page view to be less than ideal. I've created a page to hold
    all the various documents in a project: word, excel, and powerpoint at the
    moment. I don't care for the view, the way it shows all the documents on the
    page. The information doesn't mean much to me. The icons are huge, the words
    are small and few. Almost none of the titles of the documents can be seen
    unless I right click on them. Hence I can't tell much looking at a page in
    OneNote unless I individually right click on each file.

    Many boxes in windows provide options for differing views, like detail,
    list, icons, tiles, and thumbnails. Does such an option exist for a page on
    OneNote?

    I typically use the detail views. I don't like icons, waste of space and
    don't mean anything. I like to look at full titles with extensions, the kind
    of file it is, date, time, etc. I'm a "detail view" kind of guy. Hence, I use
    the "explore" option mostly to naviagate around the computer.

    I'm finding these pages filled with huge icons, partial wording, and not
    much else to not be easily recognized. I can't seem to see much except a page
    full of word icons, excel icons, and a few powerpoint icons. I'd really like
    a detailed view kind of option. Does one exist for OneNote?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > I'm new to OneNote. Not sure what to say just yet. Trying to like the
    > program, think the potential certainly exists.
    >
    > I'm finding the page view to be less than ideal. I've created a page to hold
    > all the various documents in a project: word, excel, and powerpoint at the
    > moment. I don't care for the view, the way it shows all the documents on the
    > page. The information doesn't mean much to me. The icons are huge, the words
    > are small and few. Almost none of the titles of the documents can be seen
    > unless I right click on them. Hence I can't tell much looking at a page in
    > OneNote unless I individually right click on each file.
    >
    > Many boxes in windows provide options for differing views, like detail,
    > list, icons, tiles, and thumbnails. Does such an option exist for a page on
    > OneNote?
    >
    > I typically use the detail views. I don't like icons, waste of space and
    > don't mean anything. I like to look at full titles with extensions, the kind
    > of file it is, date, time, etc. I'm a "detail view" kind of guy. Hence, I use
    > the "explore" option mostly to naviagate around the computer.
    >
    > I'm finding these pages filled with huge icons, partial wording, and not
    > much else to not be easily recognized. I can't seem to see much except a page
    > full of word icons, excel icons, and a few powerpoint icons. I'd really like
    > a detailed view kind of option. Does one exist for OneNote?
    >
    > Thanks


    ON is just not a tool for listing files, like Windows Explorer.
    ON = OneNOTE is a tool for note taking.

    Bernd
     
  3. Kraftsims

    Kraftsims Flightless Bird

    That might be the problem then. I might be trying to get ON to do something
    it's not intended to do. I was with the understanding it could hold all the
    information in a project, including a project overview page that would show
    all the individual components of a project.

    Perhaps this could be a feature added in the future.

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > > I'm new to OneNote. Not sure what to say just yet. Trying to like the
    > > program, think the potential certainly exists.
    > >
    > > I'm finding the page view to be less than ideal. I've created a page to hold
    > > all the various documents in a project: word, excel, and powerpoint at the
    > > moment. I don't care for the view, the way it shows all the documents on the
    > > page. The information doesn't mean much to me. The icons are huge, the words
    > > are small and few. Almost none of the titles of the documents can be seen
    > > unless I right click on them. Hence I can't tell much looking at a page in
    > > OneNote unless I individually right click on each file.
    > >
    > > Many boxes in windows provide options for differing views, like detail,
    > > list, icons, tiles, and thumbnails. Does such an option exist for a page on
    > > OneNote?
    > >
    > > I typically use the detail views. I don't like icons, waste of space and
    > > don't mean anything. I like to look at full titles with extensions, the kind
    > > of file it is, date, time, etc. I'm a "detail view" kind of guy. Hence, I use
    > > the "explore" option mostly to naviagate around the computer.
    > >
    > > I'm finding these pages filled with huge icons, partial wording, and not
    > > much else to not be easily recognized. I can't seem to see much except a page
    > > full of word icons, excel icons, and a few powerpoint icons. I'd really like
    > > a detailed view kind of option. Does one exist for OneNote?
    > >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > ON is just not a tool for listing files, like Windows Explorer.
    > ON = OneNOTE is a tool for note taking.
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >
     
  4. rak

    rak Flightless Bird

    Not sure if it fits your requirement, but I create a table on the page,
    insert the link in column one and any other info I want into the other
    columns next to the link.

    "Kraftsims" <Kraftsims@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39763DAC-9D9F-492A-9F7E-8EBBB6FB1229@microsoft.com...
    > I'm new to OneNote. Not sure what to say just yet. Trying to like the
    > program, think the potential certainly exists.
    >
    > I'm finding the page view to be less than ideal. I've created a page to
    > hold
    > all the various documents in a project: word, excel, and powerpoint at the
    > moment. I don't care for the view, the way it shows all the documents on
    > the
    > page. The information doesn't mean much to me. The icons are huge, the
    > words
    > are small and few. Almost none of the titles of the documents can be seen
    > unless I right click on them. Hence I can't tell much looking at a page in
    > OneNote unless I individually right click on each file.
    >
    > Many boxes in windows provide options for differing views, like detail,
    > list, icons, tiles, and thumbnails. Does such an option exist for a page
    > on
    > OneNote?
    >
    > I typically use the detail views. I don't like icons, waste of space and
    > don't mean anything. I like to look at full titles with extensions, the
    > kind
    > of file it is, date, time, etc. I'm a "detail view" kind of guy. Hence, I
    > use
    > the "explore" option mostly to naviagate around the computer.
    >
    > I'm finding these pages filled with huge icons, partial wording, and not
    > much else to not be easily recognized. I can't seem to see much except a
    > page
    > full of word icons, excel icons, and a few powerpoint icons. I'd really
    > like
    > a detailed view kind of option. Does one exist for OneNote?
    >
    > Thanks
     
  5. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:13:31 +0100, Bernd <fake@gmx.de> wrote:

    >ON is just not a tool for listing files, like Windows Explorer.
    >ON = OneNOTE is a tool for note taking.


    Isn't it a great testiment, though, how OneNote is such a great
    program that people want to use it for all sorts of odd things, even
    those that the program was not designed to do? Pretty cool to me.

    //Steve//
     

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