Frequently Asked Questions
Office System 2003 Family
Office OneNote 2003
Q. What is
the Microsoft Office Office OneNote 2003?
OneNote 2003 is the Microsoft Office note taking and management
program. Microsoft OneNote 2003 is designed to make users more
productive by capturing all your information in one place,
allowing you to organize, search and reuse your notes in a more
Q. Is OneNote included with
A. Microsoft Office OneNote
2003 is not included in any of the Microsoft Office 2003 suites
and is only available as a standalone application.
Q. When was OneNote released?
A. Microsoft Office OneNote
2003 was released the Microsoft Office System on Oct. 21, 2003.
Q. Are there any Service Packs for OneNote?
A. Yes – Service Pack 1 for OneNote was released in July 2004.
It is available as a free download at
Q. What operating systems
does OneNote support?
A. OneNote requires Windows 2000 SP3 or Windows XP or later
OneNote work with PocketPC?
A. Yes –
OneNote will sync with Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. You
must have ActiveSync 3.71 installed and you must install Service
Pack 1 for OneNote. Note synchronization is only available from
a Pocket PC to OneNote and not vice versa at this time. All
notes synced from a Pocket PC device are copied to a section in
OneNote titled Copied From Device.
Q. Does OneNote contain any drawing tools like the remainder of
the Office Suite?
does include a Drawing & Writing Tools toolbar, although it is
different than the drawing tools you will find in Word and
Publisher. The Drawing & Writing Tools toolbar in OneNote
includes pens, erasers, highlighters and other writing tools
that would come in handy for typical note taking usage, and also
for the supported inking capabilities in Tablet PCs.
does a OneNote icon appear in my system tray?
includes a neat feature called the SideNote. The SideNote icon
appears in the system tray, allowing for quick jotting down of
notes without having to launch the full OneNote application. All
notes taken in the SideNote window will appear in the SideNote
section when the OneNote application is opened, allowing for
further use and organization of you notes.
OneNote require a TabletPC?
A. No –
OneNote works great on regular laptops and desktop computers
running the supported operating systems noted above.
Q. How is
OneNote different than Word?
A. OneNote is
a free-form note taking application whereas Word is designed for
structured document layout. You can click anywhere in the
OneNote application and begin writing notes. Each note container
is independent and can be placed anywhere in the document.
OneNote is also organized like a traditional notebook with
section tabs across the top and page tabs down the side. OneNote
also has great tools such as note flags that allow you to more
efficiently organize and search across you notes within the
are two powertoy add-ins for OneNote; Send to OneNote from
Internet Explorer and Send to OneNote from Outlook. These
powertoys can be found here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011408961033.aspx.
Note: these powertoys require OneNote with SP1.