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Old 05-08-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Smart Bulleting Notetaking Software in Linux


I installed Linux (dual-boot) a few months ago, and there's only one thing keeping me from forgetting about Windows entirely once and for all: OneNote. Actually, I don't even use 99% of the features in OneNote - the only thing I care about is smart bulleting.

When I'm three layers into a nested list and I press Enter, I don't want to be sent to the beginning of the line again and have to tab my way into place. I'd like to remain at that 'level' of the list. Similarly, when I press tab to indent a list item by one level, I'd like the bullet type (graphic) to adjust accordingly. These are small adjustments, but when you're in lecture and a professor is going a mile a minute, it really makes a difference.

OpenOffice does not have what I'm looking for. Yes, the carriage returns are mostly right, but it's very clunky. Bullet types have to be adjusted manually, and even when you do, they only affect the specific item, rather than all items at a given level.

Does anybody have any software suggestions? I've tried BasKet, Tomboy, Evernote, etc., and none of them seem to have this feature. I imagine someone out there takes notes on their computer and also likes having nested lists!

(FWIW, I'm using Ubuntu - Karmic).
 
Old 05-08-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hi -

Personally, I'm fine using "vi" (on Linux) and "notepad" (on Windows). But you obviously want more (fair enough ), and MS OneNote product has precisely those features and that "look and feel" you really love (again, fair enough).

But.....

What exactly is it that you really, really like about OneNote? And is there any reasonable equivalent of those exact features/qualities in any other product, on any other platform?

I don't know: that's strictly a matter of personal taste.

For whatever it's worth, you can certainly try one of these options (the majority of which run under Linux):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...aking_software

Or you can use an emulator (such as VBox, VMware or Wine) to run your Windows .exe under Linux. But the results probably wouldn't be satisfactory...

Please post back and let us know what you find!
 
Old 05-08-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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It's just the one feature I described above - I can live without any of the other bells and whistles, but this one feature saves a lot of time when I'm taking notes. From what I can tell, using Wine with OneNote has mixed results. I've tried about half of the different programs on that Wikipedia list; I was wondering if anybody else has already found something that works.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
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You can emacs note-taking mode called org-mode. It doesn't do what you want by default, but it's VERY customisable and I'm pretty sure if you ask, some lisper will write a few lines of code for you. I'd love to do it for you, but I'm still a lisp newbie.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 04:31 PM   #5
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Perhaps something like Tomboy?
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspo...rovements.html
 
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The OP has already tried Tomboy
 
Old 05-08-2010, 05:23 PM   #7
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I use Notecase for linux; windows; and portable applications. I am not sure if it has the feature you want, however there is also a professional version of it that may. It is a great little application; and has encryption so makes a very good portable password holder as well.http://notecase.sourceforge.net/ Hope this helps you ?
 
Old 05-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #8
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So you want it to keep your indentation level when you start a new line?

Almost all decent text editors can do that, including gedit and KWrite.
 
Old 12-01-2017, 10:54 AM   #9
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Hi -


For whatever it's worth, you can certainly try one of these options (the majority of which run under Linux):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...aking_software
The list does not include TreePad Lite, one of the software apps I am weighing.
 
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OpenOffice does not have what I'm looking for. Bullet types have to be adjusted manually, and even when you do, they only affect the specific item, rather than all items at a given level.
They do if you alter the default. Press F11 and click on the fifth icon, List Styles.
 
  


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