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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jul 11 2009 10:08 AM

In a separate thread, Daniel asked how we use OneNote along with Logos.  I gave part of the answer in another thread - in response to Bob Pritchett's request for details on how we use Notes.  I will probably give more details than you need -- but here goes.

My use of OneNote is probably clumbsy - but it what is working for me now.  A bit of background may allow you to understand my interest.  As a part time pastor (otherwise on disability), I do not have a long history of sermon preparation.  My seminary (TEDS) was completed some 30 years ago and I served as a pastor for five years after seminary graduation.  God then took me into Post-Secondary teaching for 24 years.  I completed a master's degree in Computer Science Education and (later) in Community Counseling.  The latter degree was the first part of my bringing my ministerial credentials up to date.  I also completed three units of CPE in three (two very) different settings.   Seven years ago I began to serve a small United Methodist Church, was ordained by The Wesleyan Church.  I was diagnosed with MS in 2002 and earned the title of "totally disabled" in June 2007.  I continue to serve the Garland United Methodist Church in Brockport, NY, 12 hours a week.  We have two services - a traditional service in the morning and a service at a senior living complex just south of town.  Between sermon preparation (including three office hours per week), two services, and a small amount of visitation, my 12 hours goes pretty quick.

I first was introduced to OneNote on a tablet PC while teaching - and brought it with me to the ministry.  I start the week by coming down from Sunday and beginning to think about the passage (normally) or topic (a series I am currently working on).  On Wednesday night  I will select my hymns for Sunday - it is early, since the sermon is not completed, but the pianist needs the songs so she can practice.  Also on Wednesday and on Thursday (when I have my only office hours) I begin to gather material.  If I am doing a passage I will create a dynamic outline of the passage in OneNote.  If I am doing a topic, I will read and outline my major source for the series.

I then make my way (only scanning material at this point) through Logos identifying helpful books and authors.  I will "Print to OneNote" those items I find particularly helpful.  I also create a link in OneNote back to the source material. In OneNote, I will format material so that if fills about 1/2 of the page.  As I really read the material in OneNote, I will hightlight important concepts and make notes on the other half of the page.  Being that I use a Tablet PC, notes are sometimes handwritten, sometimes typed.  Occassionally, I will draw a picture to help me understand/remember a concept better.  If my preparation takes me to a webpage, I can follow the same procedure there (print and take notes in OneNote).  Since I am a tactal learner, all this drawing, highlighting, and writing helps cements ideas in my head. (Even in grad school, I would outline my textbooks by hand - a review of my handwritten notes got me ready for my exams Geeked.  There were some fellow students that hated me for the ease at which I prepared for my exams.)

I will have one tab for each sermon series, one major page for each sermon, and one minor page for each resource that I printed into OneNote.  I would occassionally have an extra minor page for my own thoughts - those that are not connected to any particular resource.

As I write my sermon, I will continue to review the material I prepared in OneNote.  If I borrow an idea from an author, I can go back to the source and add a valid endnote to my sermon.  By Saturday (sometime) I have a sermon ready - and move into Sunday.

I hope that gives you some idea on how I use Logos - feel free to ask for more details.  I would also, like Daniel, like to know how others are using OneNote.  I did see a template at some point on the NewsGroups from a user which showed how to use OneNote to support exegesis.  I have also used a couple of borrowed templates from MS Word to support exegises - expecially if I am studying a passage.

Blessings,

Floyd

Blessings,
Floyd

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 11 2009 11:45 AM

A few months back I created a OneNote notebook that contains each book of the Bible, and under each book each Chapter. I also wrote a javascript that I used with Bibleworks to open the appropriate OneNote location. I cannot remember if I ever made something for Logos, but my guess is that it wouldn't be too difficult. someone more skilled with javascript and Logos integration may be able to take up converting my Bibleworks version over.

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 11 2009 3:56 PM

Actually, Philip it is possible to link your OneNote and Logos stuff using the "Copy Location to Clipboard" function under the Favorites menu.

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 11 2009 4:22 PM

Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell:

Actually, Philip it is possible to link your OneNote and Logos stuff using the "Copy Location to Clipboard" function under the Favorites menu.

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True, but what I had in mind was using OneNote as a replacement for the note system in logos. Basically, clicking an icon in logos would open OneNote to a page for the currently active Book and Chapter of the Bible. What your describing is how to put a hyperlink for a Logos resource inside of OneNote.

 

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Rob Kuefner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 11 2009 6:33 PM

I like using One Note, and I'm an avid Logos user, but I'm still going to hold out to see how the new note system will be in Logos 4.0, before I consider using One Note for my notes. However, are you familiar with tabletbible.com which has a nkjv and and esv notebook set up for One Note. It has the actual text of the version all set up in one note. If you want to keep your notes in One Note, that'd be one way to have the text right there. I haven't played around with linking, but it'd be nice if you could do that.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 11 2009 6:54 PM

Robert C. Kuefner Jr.:
If you want to keep your notes in One Note, that'd be one way to have the text right there. I haven't played around with linking, but it'd be nice if you could do that.

Linking back to Logos is easy - choose "Copy location to clipboard" and then build a hyperlink within OneNote.  Since I use "Send to OneNote 2007" for all text, including Bible text (Greek, Hebrew, and English), commentaries, bible dictionaries, etc., I find it easy to use OneNote.  I use one minor page for each resource, "group"ed together with all the resources that are part of a single message.  Works well for me - though I know each of us had developed different ways of approaching our texts week by week.

Blessings,

Floyd

Blessings,
Floyd

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2009 4:05 AM

Philip Spitzer:

Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell:

Actually, Philip it is possible to link your OneNote and Logos stuff using the "Copy Location to Clipboard" function under the Favorites menu.

True, but what I had in mind was using OneNote as a replacement for the note system in logos. Basically, clicking an icon in logos would open OneNote to a page for the currently active Book and Chapter of the Bible. What your describing is how to put a hyperlink for a Logos resource inside of OneNote.

 

What Philip said about clicking an icon in Logos to open OneNote is what I don't know how to do.  I understand copying a location in Logos and then linking back to Logos from OneNote.  I want to link from Logos to open another resource.  And I don't know if this is possible.

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2009 4:34 AM

Robert C. Kuefner Jr.:

, but I'm still going to hold out to see how the new note system will be in Logos 4.0, before I consider using One Note for my notes.

I neglected to say that there is probably a way to create a link from a notefile in Libronix out to another application but if I am using OneNote, it is because I want to bypass notes in Logos entirely; I can't search on them and that has been the drawback for me.  And I agree with what Robert said about waiting to find out what changes notes will have in 4.0.

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Friedrich | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 8 2009 10:47 AM

there are a few threads dealing with OneNote, may this suggestion help (not with linking--I still don't get that, ie, how to do it, why, etc)

Office 2010 beta has a docking function that not only docks One Note to your screen (eg, on the right side), but also automatically resizes your other window, eg, Logos.  Now, LaRosa has a nice video showing how he "pins" OneNote to stay open, overlayed on Logos 4.  that itself was cool to me.  And I started doing that.  However, here is the advantage of docking: let's say you work in more Bible programs than one--Pradis 6 (because you . . . . well, just because Devil), for example.  Docking OneNote allows you to switch applications and still see OneNote, and all the open resources/panes in your new application.  If you pin OneNote to Logos, switching to Pradis will either cover up a resource or make you have to resize things--panes don't behave the same way in both programs.

Also, if you open Word or Powerpoint, you can see any clippings or notes you have taken if you want to cut and paste to them as you prepare a lesson or sermon.

I like the Office Beta, and would love to see more integration with Logos like other programs build in to work with the whole Office suite (like MindManager)

 

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Alexander Demko | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 9 2012 11:35 PM

I think this will be interesting for you:

The program for Independent Bible Study based on OneNote http://IStudyBibleTools.com

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 3:48 AM

Thanks Alexander... just a quick correction or the link leads you nowhere. it should be

http://www.istudybibletools.com/

Enjoy, all!

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Alexander Demko | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2012 3:54 AM

Thanks. I've inserted wrong link. Now yours and mine works fine.

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steve haworth | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 7:24 AM

I found this addon to onenote which looks really good - www.biblenote.pro

... i'm been comparing both evernote and onenote for a few days now, i think this add on has swayed me to onenote

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