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jose_v 09-27-2006 12:25 PM

App for taking Notes in Class
 
I've been wanting to take all my notes for classes purely on my laptop. The problem is, taking notes for chemistry and physics on word becomes kind of hard because of all the equations. I saw a program someone was using which seemed farily adept at handling equations and technical notes. He said it was called tech shop (i think) but i haven't been able to find anything like it on the net. Maybe I misheard, in which case does anyone know maybe what he might have been talking about? If not, does anyone know of any editor (hopefully relatively cheap) that provides quick access to greek alphabet and great at handling equations and the such?

sursuciofla 09-27-2006 12:36 PM

In Word you can type with the Symbol table open at the same time.

jose_v 09-27-2006 02:04 PM

I've tried that but was just hoping that there was something a little more conducive for that kind of need.

PowerBookG4 09-27-2006 02:05 PM

hate to say this... but i would buy a windows tablet pc and type my notes and write the formulas..

sursuciofla 09-27-2006 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
hate to say this... but i would buy a windows tablet pc and type my notes and write the formulas..

^Beat me to the punch...I was just about to say that's the only other thing I could recommend.

PowerBookG4 09-27-2006 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sursuciofla
^Beat me to the punch...I was just about to say that's the only other thing I could recommend.

Theres probably software out there for this, but I would feel that the tablet would keep me more organized.

sursuciofla 09-27-2006 02:10 PM

http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/P...er/default.htm

I wonder if I could make this work with my Wacom tablet? But anyways this is also something to look into.

Scroatdog 09-27-2006 02:48 PM

Fortunately I don't need to worry about formulas in my classes, but I'll tell ya...... that "Audio Notes" feature in Office 2004 Mac edition is great. Whenever I find myself "Zoning out", I simply type "zoning out" on my notes page and hit the record button. The n later I listen to what I wasnt paying attention to. LOL

D3v1L80Y 09-27-2006 04:45 PM

Personally, I find THIS to be the best thing for taking notes in class.
It can duplicate any character out there and is the most reliable thing I have seen around.
:black:

PowerBookG4 09-27-2006 04:52 PM

lol devilboy.

I use pen sometimes, but i find it hard to keep get all the information down, and still be able to read it later if I am not typing.

sursuciofla 09-27-2006 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
Personally, I find THIS to be the best thing for taking notes in class.
It can duplicate any character out there and is the most reliable thing I have seen around.
:black:

Ha, nice one. :black:

gort 09-27-2006 05:28 PM

Word notebook is very useful for taking notes in class. Not sure about writing down formulas though. I only use my laptop in my Operating Systems class which has powerpoint slides as companion to the lecture and t ype the notes to accompany.

dtownley1 09-28-2006 01:31 AM

If there's a lot to take down, why not consider a digital camera? Just sit it in front of you, make sure flash is off and take a photo (manual settings would help)

If you've got a lot of new formulae to write down, there's every chance you could make a mistake - taking a photo will let you look at any slide again later.

And Devilboy is right. You can't go wrong with pen and paper.

jose_v 09-28-2006 01:50 AM

I'm resorting to the ol' tried and true method and one of my lectures is video-taped and posted online. Just figured that carrying a simple laptop is much more efficient than carrying several notebooks, paper, pens...etc. Boo for having to take technical notes.


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