I downloaded the trial version of OneNote 2010 from microsoft, played with it for a few hours and have fallen in love with it.
I like the way it opens with the ribbon collapsed; I found I only needed to uncollapse it when using styles (to see if I could create an outline: it's much less efficient at this than Word, which adds the styles automatically in Outline view).
The only issue I had was with the download. I have an ancient, but decent, Word 2002 on my pc. The installation process detected this and told me there was an incompatibility problem. My Windows 7 is 64 bit; so I naturally downloaded the OneNote version 64 bit but because of the old Word, I had the choice of using the 32 bit version of OneNote, or removing the 32 bit Office component (Word). Naturally, as Word is the program I'd least want to lose, I downloaded the 32 bit OneNote.
The point of this is: I want to purchase OneNote 2010 from Amazon (they sell it themselves) in order to have the disc at a reasonable price, in case I need to reinstall it. But how do I tell if what I'm buying is 64 bit or 32 bit? Please help.
Also, when I install the disc, (and the trial runs out), will it delete everything I've put into the trial version of the program? I'm trying to avoid putting anything original in the trial version, just in case.
As I've said, I'm a technological ignoramus and need the help of more experienced and knowledgeable peeps.
Thanks so much for all the help so far, and in advance.