A few weeks ago I presented again at our school’s Computer Information Night(s) – annual nights where parents (and some students) come along to learn about the machine that will be purchased the following year, the financing, etc. Our school is a 1:1 school, so each student in year 5 (~10 years old+) and above has their own tablet. As a student, I presented on why we actually use tablets, focusing on Years 5 to 12, and did a few OneNote demos.
As with other Microsoft Office applications, you can also create add-ins for OneNote. In OneNote 2007 you wrote add-ins by implementing IOneNoteAddin (see Daniel Escapa’s tutorial – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/descapa/archive/2006/08/31/734298.aspx) and they integrated well with OneNote’s UI, being toolbar based add-ins in a toolbar based UI. With OneNote 2010′s ribbon, however, these ‘toolbar based’ add-ins only show up on a separate Add-Ins tab, and even then only appearing as small icons. Integrating these add-ins with the ribbon / fluent UI is what we want for OneNote 2010, to properly ‘integrate’ them with the UI.
Like this (a custom button in a custom tab in the ribbon):
This is a tutorial / guide on how to do this.
A few months ago (November 2010) I gave a presentation at our Computer Information Night(s), regarding the effective use of OneNote and Tablet PCs in a school environment. I have used Tablet PCs (primarily the Toshiba M405) for the past 3 years, and OneNote for 2 years and have seen a radical change in the way that I use and organize information.