Graphing in One Note
Posted by anirudhsaraf on October 14, 2007
A few tips for Graphing in One Note :-
One of the issues with using the drawing tool in one note is that by the time you draw the graph the professor has already gone ahead. Freehand drawing results in crooked lines and an untidy looking graph (bear with us non-artists). If I was using paper I wouldn’t really complain but since its a tablet pc my expectations are higher. I want people to look at my graph and go wow, not say that their notes, taken by hand are much cleaner and neater.
A nifty trick I use is to zoom into the graph while drawing. This way my lines, drawn freehand are relatively straight when I zoom back in and I can make markings on the graph easily. While drawing my Graph I zoom in to 150% and switch to thicker pen as it looks way better. Then when I finish drawing the graph I zoom back to 75%, my normal note taking mode, with my graph looking nice and neat.
Beware : Sometimes onenote may take a while to zoom in and out, but thankfully it happens rarely.
A Relatively Neat Looking Graph
The Graph at 150% Zoom
Notice how the lines are not so crooked when you zoom back in. Also in the zoomed mode I can write in my normal handwriting ( as opposed to in the normal mode) on the graph without messing it up. So what do other people do to improve their Graphs?