An Overview of OneNote
OneNote is a new addition to the Office family of products that appeals to professionals and home users who need to take
The real benefits will most likely be to PocketPC and tablet users because the interface is well-designed for combining multiple types of elements, including handwritten notes or drawings. Figure 10.10 offers a view of a sample OneNote page, with a limited version of the Shared Workspace task pane
Figure 10.10. Sample page in OneNote 2003.
OneNote is missing the standard drawing shapes, so its design features are limited, and Visio or Word are better choices if geometric
An Overview of Publisher 2003
Publisher 2003 includes a number of features that make it well suited for organizations that need to create many different types of complex documents. These documents can be saved to SharePoint sites or workspaces as with other Office 2003 documents. Informational
A number of sample document templates are includedfor example,
Content from Office 2003 applications including Excel
Website wizards are also included with Publisher 2003, which can be useful when adding some pizzazz to SharePoint sites. A multipage site can quickly be created in Publisher and then published to a SharePoint document library. For example, a company newsletter could be spiced up with one of the template layouts in Publisher 2003 and then published to a document library available to readers. Publisher 2003 offers an Incremental Publish to the web feature that updates only the files that have changed when publishing to an established site.
Figure 10.11 shows an example of the creation of a newsletter website that includes a more elaborate calendar page than SharePoint 2003 allows through the events list. A template provided by Publisher 2003 was used and then customized to suit the needs of the organization.
Figure 10.11. Using Publisher 2003 to create a web page.
Note that this is a considerably more lively and graphically rich presentation of calendar information than the SharePoint events list can provide. Word Art is used for the meeting and seminar items on the calendar, and some clip art was inserted for Mother's Day (flowers) and Memorial Day (a smiling sun). A reminder of an upcoming eventthe Imagine Cupalong with an image was included on the left-hand side of the page as well.
Figure 10.12 shows the calendar page when
Figure 10.12. Viewing a web page created in Publisher 2003.
The tools provided by Publisher make it easy for even a novice to create an attractive web page that can
Consider using Microsoft Publisher 2003 instead of FrontPage 2003 for creating special-purpose web pages that will be housed in a SharePoint document library. The learning process is easier, and the tools will be familiar to marketing or communications resources.