One Note 2010 Typing on Lines

Is there a way to force OneNote to type on the lines of a ruled template?

Especially on enter/carriage return?

IE to act like a typewriter?

Thank you.

JackBoston

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No, I'm afraid not.  The lines are there to guide folks using ink, not really for typing on. 

I suppose, if you fiddled enough, you could select the really narrow lines and then play with the paragraph spacing and you might be able to get it to work.

 


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I never understood why ON does not allow to type on the lines. Actually this makes a lot of sense. You take notes with your keyboard and the notes dont appear on the lines. Weird really. And technically I do not understand why the vertical space between listed items do not correspond to the vertical distance between the lines. Actually when I create a list, the first few items appear on the lines but after few items the listed items start to stand over the lines. I dont not understand why.  

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I feel free to disagree ...

As Ben said the lines are there to support handwriting. Or do you see any lines in standard word processing SW like Word ?

If you are disturbed by the lines: you can suppress them.

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If I'm not inking on a page I actually just turn the lines off.  I even added that button to the QAT so I can do it easily with keyboard shortcut or quick mouse click.

 


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No I do not see any lines in standard word processing SW like Word.

And why does that mean that I should not see them in ON? 

What if I have a mix of handwriting and typed letters? It would not have hurt if what is typed could appear on the lines. 

I am not disturbed by the lines. If I was, why would I want the lines? I don't get it. 

 

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  • If you use only the keyboard you don't need lines (as in Word): suppress them
  • If you use only handwriting: use the lines
  • If you mix keyboard and handwriting, the requirements for the line distance contradict each other if you want lines for both: a rather great distance for handwriting but a rather small distance for typing. So my conclusion was/is: use the lines for handwriting or suppress them
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I think with the college ruled lines, you can use a font of 19.5 to match pretty much exactly with the rule lines, provided you started within the barriers.  Unfortunately, default font does not allow decimals, so I use 20 and don't write more than 3 or so typed lines at a time.

 

Alternately, you can specify paragraph spacing to line up the text that way, but I don't know of a way to do this automatically without creating a template or something.  It would be really neat if the default font and formatting options for One Note were expanded.

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No, I'm afraid not.  The lines are there to guide folks using ink, not really for typing on. 

I suppose, if you fiddled enough, you could select the really narrow lines and then play with the paragraph spacing and you might be able to get it to work.

 


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I really, really, do not get why it's not possible to type on lines in either onenote or word. The lines (like for instance in penzu.com) make it much easier to proofread your text on screen. And they keep you focussed while typing.

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I second the comment of Pavlov. It should be possible to type on lines. 

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I agree typing on lines should be possible. It is much neat than typing on a blank page.

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