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  1. ajaffarali's Avatar
    I have a subscription to Office 365. I was wondering if I should use the metro version of OneNote or the desktop version on SP3. What are most people with access to both using?
    06-22-2014 02:00 PM
  2. kittengirl's Avatar
    Desktop, so I can take full advantage of its functionality. Metro doesn't convert handwriting to text.
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    06-22-2014 02:36 PM
  3. jedge's Avatar
    Desktop. The Metro version doesn't support password-protected pages.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2014 03:09 PM
  4. mrZoSo's Avatar
    Anyone know how to set OneNote 2013 to be the default when clicking the top of the pen?
    TIA
    06-22-2014 05:00 PM
  5. nesl247's Avatar
    This will show you how to set OneNote 2013 as the default: http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devic...nenote-use-pen
    06-22-2014 05:16 PM
  6. mrZoSo's Avatar
    I got it now. I had to re install the one from the store to get that option.
    06-22-2014 05:31 PM
  7. kittengirl's Avatar
    After consulting with my husband, I may switch to Metro. I'm trying to convert over to using OneNote for meeting notes at work. After taking the notes on my Surface, I'll be archiving them on my work computer. He has informed me that Metro notebooks can be opened in the Desktop program, and conversion to text done at that time. I feel like the Metro version gives a slightly better note taking experience, so this may be the workflow I use, since I'll be transferring the notes anyway. I'll have to test out both and see what I like best. FYI, my husband is a SDET for OneNote at Microsoft, so he's a pretty reliable resource if you have additional questions.
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    06-22-2014 06:23 PM
  8. mrZoSo's Avatar
    Very interesting, I'm going to give that a try as well. Lots of notes in R&D meetings ;)
    kittengirl likes this.
    06-22-2014 06:32 PM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    I like the desktop better. As much as I enjoy the MetroUI side of the house, OneNote on that side annoys me to no end.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2014 07:09 PM
  10. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    After consulting with my husband, I may switch to Metro. I'm trying to convert over to using OneNote for meeting notes at work. After taking the notes on my Surface, I'll be archiving them on my work computer. He has informed me that Metro notebooks can be opened in the Desktop program, and conversion to text done at that time. I feel like the Metro version gives a slightly better note taking experience, so this may be the workflow I use, since I'll be transferring the notes anyway. I'll have to test out both and see what I like best. FYI, my husband is a SDET for OneNote at Microsoft, so he's a pretty reliable resource if you have additional questions.
    I am the same as you. Metro for quick notes and then the desktop for any conversions or other heavy lifting.
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    06-22-2014 07:12 PM
  11. Benjec83's Avatar
    Definitely Metro when you're on the go, taking notes etc. It's very simple and clean to use. But then if I need to tidy up the notes, or add in tables or anything specialised, I go to desktop
    jedge likes this.
    06-22-2014 07:23 PM
  12. mcheiron's Avatar
    After consulting with my husband, I may switch to Metro. I'm trying to convert over to using OneNote for meeting notes at work. After taking the notes on my Surface, I'll be archiving them on my work computer. He has informed me that Metro notebooks can be opened in the Desktop program, and conversion to text done at that time. I feel like the Metro version gives a slightly better note taking experience, so this may be the workflow I use, since I'll be transferring the notes anyway. I'll have to test out both and see what I like best. FYI, my husband is a SDET for OneNote at Microsoft, so he's a pretty reliable resource if you have additional questions.
    How do you convert written notes to text in the desktop OneNote version from the app? I took notes in the app and opened it in the desktop but cannot find that option of text recognition.

    Also my handwriting is terrible, how good is the conversion and recognition?

    Thanks
    06-22-2014 08:46 PM
  13. kittengirl's Avatar
    How do you convert written notes to text in the desktop OneNote version from the app? I took notes in the app and opened it in the desktop but cannot find that option of text recognition.

    Also my handwriting is terrible, how good is the conversion and recognition?

    Thanks
    While pressing the top button on the pen, draw a lasso around the text you want to convert (this takes a little practice, but once you are used to how this works, it's easy). A little cross in a circle will appear in the center of the area you have lassoed. Put the pen tip in the center and hold until the menu shows up and select "ink to text" to convert.

    I think it does a pretty good job with the conversion, personally. There's always going to be a little cleanup needed though. The biggest problem I see is with lines wrapping the way you expect.

    EDIT - I've been testing hopping between the metro and the desktop versions and it works well. Also, it almost seems as if the less careful I am with writing, the better the text recognition works.
    06-22-2014 09:41 PM
  14. loribinca's Avatar
    asking in here too. any way to automatically enable page lines in the metro app - at the moment i need to enable them on a per-page basis

    ​thanks
    06-23-2014 11:05 AM
  15. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    After consulting with my husband, I may switch to Metro. I'm trying to convert over to using OneNote for meeting notes at work. After taking the notes on my Surface, I'll be archiving them on my work computer. He has informed me that Metro notebooks can be opened in the Desktop program, and conversion to text done at that time. I feel like the Metro version gives a slightly better note taking experience, so this may be the workflow I use, since I'll be transferring the notes anyway. I'll have to test out both and see what I like best. FYI, my husband is a SDET for OneNote at Microsoft, so he's a pretty reliable resource if you have additional questions.
    That was my method of using OneNote on my Surface 2. Taking notes with the Metro version of ON and then cleaning up and amending the notes with the desktop version.
    06-23-2014 11:24 AM
  16. garak0410's Avatar
    You know, I really have liked the Metro version of OneNote but for kicks, I made the Desktop version default and wow, still very easy to do and instant ink to text. Love it...
    06-23-2014 11:28 AM
  17. symesmd's Avatar
    I do not get the option under Advanced to "Make Onenote 2013 (desktop) the default OneNote application for OneNote links, notes, and clips". I tried following the steps above and reinstalling the free Onenote desktop version and then I think I found the problem. The free Onenote 2013 program seems to only be 32bit. I have 64bit Office Pro installed which includes the 64bit version of Onenote desktop. Has anyone else been able to change the default pen click to use Onenote desktop 64bit version? If so how? Thanks in advance.
    07-07-2014 07:19 PM
  18. mozman68's Avatar
    I do not get the option under Advanced to "Make Onenote 2013 (desktop) the default OneNote application for OneNote links, notes, and clips". I tried following the steps above and reinstalling the free Onenote desktop version and then I think I found the problem. The free Onenote 2013 program seems to only be 32bit. I have 64bit Office Pro installed which includes the 64bit version of Onenote desktop. Has anyone else been able to change the default pen click to use Onenote desktop 64bit version? If so how? Thanks in advance.
    It automatically asked me the first time I opened it if it wanted this version to be the default.
    07-07-2014 09:12 PM
  19. Blake Seaman's Avatar
    asking in here too. any way to automatically enable page lines in the metro app - at the moment i need to enable them on a per-page basis

    ​thanks
    ^this. I'm a student and the ability to enable graphing paper as a default would be invaluable.

    Overall I think that when it come's to Metro vs. Desktop it is a balance of convenience and function. Though, I admit, I don't think it should be this way. The metro app simply doesn't do everything the desktop can, and it should. (that goes for all of the metro office apps... which we don't have...)
    07-09-2014 09:32 AM
  20. jrohland's Avatar
    ...The metro app simply doesn't do everything the desktop can, and it should. (that goes for all of the metro office apps... which we don't have...)
    Of course the philosophy behind Metro apps is there are few settings and options to make them simple to use (to attract Apple users I suppose). That is why I can't stand Metro apps and try to use desktop apps as much as possible.
    07-09-2014 11:49 AM
  21. mozman68's Avatar
    I use Metro apps for more "tablet" based uses... Facebook, Twitter, Internet Explorer, etc. Desktop programs (still pinned to my Metro desktop) for productivity or anything that lacks an app.... Office, website links (LinkedIn, local bank, etc.)
    07-09-2014 12:01 PM
  22. jonty12's Avatar
    I use Metro apps for more "tablet" based uses... Facebook, Twitter, Internet Explorer, etc. Desktop programs (still pinned to my Metro desktop) for productivity or anything that lacks an app.... Office, website links (LinkedIn, local bank, etc.)
    Sorry to hijack... how do you pin a desktop IE bookmark to your start page? I can do it with a metro website, but can't seem to do it with a desktop one.
    07-09-2014 01:19 PM
  23. mozman68's Avatar
    Sorry to hijack... how do you pin a desktop IE bookmark to your start page? I can do it with a metro website, but can't seem to do it with a desktop one.
    Why does it matter to you if it is metro IE versus desktop IE? (...and I don't know the answer...)
    07-09-2014 08:28 PM
  24. jonty12's Avatar
    Why does it matter to you if it is metro IE versus desktop IE? (...and I don't know the answer...)
    Metro won't let me add attachments in OWA, it redirects to desktop. Since I do that pretty much every day, I'd prefer to start in desktop.
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    07-09-2014 08:49 PM
  25. mozman68's Avatar
    Metro won't let me add attachments in OWA, it redirects to desktop. Since I do that pretty much every day, I'd prefer to start in desktop.
    Here you go... just tried it and it works perfectly.

    Internet Explorer 11 - Pin Website to Start in Windows 8.1
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    07-09-2014 09:39 PM
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