This article contains some guidelines for you to follow if
you try to use Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 with the Offline Files feature in
Microsoft Windows XP.
OneNote 2003 supports the use of the Offline Files feature
in Windows XP. For the best results, use OneNote SP1 and Windows XP SP2.
For additional information about how to set up Windows XP for the Offline
Files feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to use offline files in Windows XP
However, you may have to use the following tips
for the best experience. You may have to use these tips because of the way that
OneNote 2003 works with the files. The way that OneNote works with the files
may cause some problems with the Offline Files feature.
- Make sure that you quit OneNote 2003 before you perform the
synchronization, and make sure that you are fully online. If the Offline Files
icon still appears in the notification area of the Microsoft Windows task bar,
you have not fully synchronized. Verify that you have received the following
error message. If you do not receive this error message, you may not be fully
Reconnecting to the network causes a
synchronization to occur. In order to begin synchronization, all of your files
and folders must be closed.
Please close all of your files and folders
and press OK. Any remaining open files will be forcibly closed by
- Verify that all your OneNote 2003 files are available for
offline use. If you do not see an Offline Files icon next to the files or
folders (a box with two blue arrows), they are not marked for offline use.
OneNote 2003 stores all its information in the
path\My Documents\My Notebook folder. To make all
your OneNote 2003 information available offline, mark the My Notebook folder
for offline use.
For more information about how to mark files or
folders for offline use, see the article reference at the top of the "More
- Perform a full synchronization every time before you go
offline and after you reconnect online.
To perform a full
synchronization, click Start, point to All
Programs, point to Accessories, and then click
Synchronize. You must be connected to the network (online) to
Note If you click Synchronize after you click the
Offline Files icon in the notification area, a full
synchronization will not be performed.
- Make sure that you are running the latest service pack that is available for your operating system.
Article ID: 831596 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
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