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Old 01-27-17, 11:02 AM   #1
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Microsoft OneNote - thoughts on using it a single resource

I love OneNote - The ease of use, the quick look-ups, being able to search within embedded image files - all solid. But as a person who is looking to consolidate all of his tech knowledge base documents created over the years....I don't think I would ever have the guts to take every document I've ever created and throw them all into on single notebook.

My worries are with corruption, If one of my word docs becomes corrupt, yeah it still stinks but it's only one doc - If an my entire onenote notebook goes - that's a tuna wrap on that.

Just curious if anyone has tried this and maybe even give me some other recommendations for document consolidation.

Sorry for any typos and stuff - I'm on the fly at the moment.
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - thoughts on using it a single resource

I keep multiple OneNote notebooks for different purposes. If one goes bad, it won't affect the others.

I assume you store them on onedrive.com?

Also, if you use a reputable backup service (iDrive, CrashPlan, Carbonite, etc), you really don't need to worry about losing a file. You can always go back to a previous copy.
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - thoughts on using it a single resource

I really wanted to like this app. I've kept a text doc on my PC for over 10 years. It was a To Do list, grocery list, etc. Basically, if there was something I needed to remember, it would be on that list. If something came up during the day, I'd write in on a piece of paper, put it in my pocket & add it to the list when I got home.
So when I discovered One Note I thought I'd give it a try & lose that text doc. I used it on my phone, my tablet & my PC for over a year & just this week decided to go back to using the text doc. One Note is too buggy.
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - thoughts on using it a single resource

I'm using the 2007 office version of one note which I have never had a problem with. I use it for a bunch of stuff like project tracking, shopping lists, stories, GTD, mod tracking, database for comics, database for books, database for video, profiles on my enemies, food ideas, gundam tracking, to do list, and probably other stuff I can't recall at the moment.

The reason I use the old version and not the free version is that you can not save locally with the newest version. Every now and then I try to find something to replace it but nothing comes close.
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Old 01-31-17, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: Microsoft OneNote - thoughts on using it a single resource

Thanks all. I've decided I'm definitely going to do it - I will backup using a PDF copy and a DB copy (both of which you can do directly from the app).

JZ1276 - what kind of bugs?? I am a heavy user of this app and have beat it down and have not had one problem....It hasn't even crashed once.
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I have been using it pretty heavily, both at home and at work, for about 3 years, without a single issue. I did try using it before (about 6 years ago), and wasn't very impressed with that version, both in features and stability. But it has come a LONG way since then.
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Old 02-03-17, 01:55 PM   #7
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You might want to consider Scrivener as a replacement also. It is mainly used to write books but you can use it like you use one note also.
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