Microsoft’s OneNote 2010 is a great program for sharing quick snippets of data with friends or coworkers. Microsoft has made data sharing an easy task and has provided a number of options to boot.
OneNote 2010 allows for the sharing of a notebook so you or others can access it on other computers and even over the Internet. This allows various people to work together on the same document, too, and is great for brainstorming on big projects or for creating virtual whiteboards.
OneNote 2010 is unique because it allows multiple users to access the notebook at the same time. Similar programs are locked to a single editor, significantly downgrading the collaborative capability. But OneNote 2010 is truly the ultimate in collaborative programs because it allows you and your team to take extensive notes throughout the completion of the project.
Sharing a Notebook
To create a new shared notebook, click on New on the File menu. Click on Store Notebook On and select where you want to store the notebook. You can pick between Web and Network. Web lets you open the notebook from other computers or the Internet. Network lets you share the notebook with other users on the same computer or through SharePoint.
Once you’ve decided on a location to store the notebook, enter a name for it in the box. In the Web Location field, if you’ve selected Web, sign in with your Windows Live account and you’ll see a list of your web folders.
Select a shared folder to give access to others, or use a personal folder if you want to keep things private. If you’ve specified a Network location, you can enter the full path of a network file share, or enter a mapped drive location in the dialogue box.
When you’ve finished selecting the sharing properties and have outlined a specific location, click on Create Notebook and you’re in business.