Technology Insights

How to Open OneNote Files Without OneNote Being Installed: Open .one Files

Opening Microsoft Office OneNote files without OneNote being installed can be a bit of a pain but it is possible and therer are numerous options to do so. Below I will provide a couple different ways to go about reading the OneNote notebook or file. The first of which is if someone has sent you a .one (OneNote) file and you want to open it without having to ask them to provide a different format. The second method will be providing them numerous different formats that they could provide you the OneNote file in including Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) and HTML.

The first method I will explain is opening the file without having to ask the person who sent you the file to do anything. Regardless of what method you want to use to view the files you will be required to download and install the trial of Microsoft Office OneNote that lasts for 60 days. After 60 days you should still be able to view files but you will not be able to edit them.

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How to Change Microsoft Visio Units Ratio to Drawing Size

Currently I am working on a layout of an office using Microsoft Visio and needed to change the size of units on the page soI could fit more feet per block of the drawing. Follow the steps below to change the ratio of units on the page.

  1. Open Visio: Select start, then Program Files, and select Microsoft Office Visio.
  2. Open Visio Options: Once your project is open select Tools from the top menu and then select Options from the menu drop down.

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Problem opening files created in earlier versions of MS Office in Office 2007

I was helping a user out today who had issues opening a .doc Word file in MS Word 2007. The user was getting the following error.  

“You are attempting to open a file that was created in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. This file type is blocked from opening in this version by your registry policy setting.”

It appears the document he was opening was probably created in a very old version (pre-97) of Word, so the standard Compatability Mode in Word 2007 wasn’t picking it up. The easiest way to allow these older .doc files to open in Word 2007 is to follow the steps below. If you are new to editing the registry, you may want to back it up first. You should also make sure that any Office applications are closed before starting this process.