OneNote 2007 Beta 2 comes with OneNote Mobile!


Overall I am happy with Office 2007 Beta 2 and the performance improvements over older beta versions.  All of the programs feel downright snappy, even on my Tablet PC that is in desperate need of a rebuilding.  Very well done, Office team!  I was also surprised to see that the first time I synced my Windows Mobile 5 Phone Edition, the Palm Treo 700w, that a system tray balloon informed me that OneNote Mobile was available if I cared to install it.  I did and it is very cool and adds a OneNote Notes item in the sync configuration in ActiveSync and is primarily a way to take notes on the mobile device for inclusion in OneNote later.  It doesn’t seem to allow ink notes which is a bummer but text is fine including advanced formatting like tables and bullets.  I haven’t played around with this much but surely intend to.


Jon George

There seems to be a limitation to the 2007 Beta in that it is NOT possible to Open a Created Notebook, once it has been closed. You must leave it open and hope you don’t accidently hit Close Notebook until this is offered for sale. Is this accurate, and if so why is it not disclosed?

Frank McPherson

If you haven’t upgraded the X50v to Windows Mobile 5, it will not work. OneNote Mobile only runs on Windows Mobile 5 on Pocket PCs. On Smartphones it supports Windows Mobile 2003SE and WM 5.

Jason Clarke

Has anyone had any success installing this on a non-phone Pocket PC? It doesn’t seem to want to install on my Axim X50v, complaining that it “is not a valid Windows CE Setup file.”


If you’re importing files from 2003 be careful , it doesn’t seem to convert them very well to the 2007 format.

There’s definately a bug around noteflag conversions. See the MS Onenote newsgroup for details.

Scott Miller

From the BETA Site:
All 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 software has an expiration date of February 1, 2007. After expiration, 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 will continue to work in a reduced functionality mode that limits your options and operations.

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