Why No Tables or Paragraph Borders in OneNote?

Discussion in 'Onenote Newsgroup' started by Dave Frailey, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Dave Frailey

    Dave Frailey Guest

    One of the areas where it seems OneNote Lags a bit is with content formatting
    (e.g. it's harder than heck to resize columns, set tabs, etc.).

    In that vein, why can't we put content in something with a border (e.g. a
    one cell table, a paragraph with border properties, etc.)?

    I often would like to use OneNote to document steps, procedures, and so on.
    If that requires including the contents of a particular file, document,
    whatever, it'd be nice to have a way to distinguish the file's contents from
    the rest of the note's contents, with a line border (shadows as an option
    would be a big plus).

    I hope this is already on the drawing board....?

    David Frailey, MCSE
    US Dept of the Treasury


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    Dave Frailey, Dec 8, 2005
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  2. Indeed it is already on the drawing board. I think Owen discussed it in his
    blog.


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    "Dave Frailey" <Dave > wrote in message
    news:...
    > One of the areas where it seems OneNote Lags a bit is with content
    > formatting
    > (e.g. it's harder than heck to resize columns, set tabs, etc.).
    >
    > In that vein, why can't we put content in something with a border (e.g. a
    > one cell table, a paragraph with border properties, etc.)?
    >
    > I often would like to use OneNote to document steps, procedures, and so
    > on.
    > If that requires including the contents of a particular file, document,
    > whatever, it'd be nice to have a way to distinguish the file's contents
    > from
    > the rest of the note's contents, with a line border (shadows as an option
    > would be a big plus).
    >
    > I hope this is already on the drawing board....?
    >
    > David Frailey, MCSE
    > US Dept of the Treasury
    >
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
    > this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
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    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...ac62-dc6ae65b19e6&dg=microsoft.public.onenote
     
    Ben M. Schorr - MVP, Dec 9, 2005
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  3. Dave Frailey

    EMRhelp.org Guest

    Interesting to see how the tune changes from "OneNote is not Excel" to
    "it's being implemented" once Microsoft finally gets around to dealing
    with obvious deficiencies.
     
    EMRhelp.org, Dec 11, 2005
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  4. "EMRhelp.org" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Interesting to see how the tune changes from "OneNote is not Excel" to
    > "it's being implemented" once Microsoft finally gets around to dealing
    > with obvious deficiencies.


    In fact improved table formatting has been on the feature list for OneNote
    12 for a very long time. Unlike you, the OP is not asking for OneNote to
    also perform calculations, create charts and graphs, query data from Oracle
    datacenters and balance their checkbook. ;-)


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    Aloha,

    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr, OneNote-MVP
    Roland Schorr & Tower
    http://www.rolandschorr.com
    Microsoft OneNote FAQ: http://www.factplace.com/onenotefaq.htm

    **I apologize but I am unable to respond to direct requests for assistance.
    Please post questions and replies here in the newsgroup. Mahalo!
     
    Ben M. Schorr - MVP, Dec 13, 2005
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  5. It is indeed interesting.

    V1 of OneNote had a very good yet basic and streamlined set of tools to do
    its core job - taking and organizing notes. It was never intended to be a
    spreadsheet or word processor. MS is adding features to make OneNote
    better at its core purpose - note taking - and not to turn it into a
    spreadsheet. Folks here are being consistent.


    "EMRhelp.org" <> wrote in
    news::

    > Interesting to see how the tune changes from "OneNote is not Excel" to
    > "it's being implemented" once Microsoft finally gets around to dealing
    > with obvious deficiencies.
    >
    >
     
    Erik Sojka (MVP), Dec 19, 2005
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