It says 'Unleash the Power of OneNote'

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/02/03 15:53 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/02/03/366615.aspx


Unleash the Power of OneNote

This is the title of a book that I just got sent, by FedEx.

It took me a minute to understand why, though -- I did not remember ordering it, and it has been many years since I have had enough alcohol to spend money without realizing where I had spent it. :-)

Then I looked at the authors of the book (Kathy Jacobs and Bill Jelen), and I understood.

Bill Jelen (a.k.a. MrExcel of http://mrexcel.com) is one of the co-authors, and he had sent me mail not too long ago asking whether he could use the VBA code I put together for dealing with GUIDs, five years ago.

Of course I said fine -- the code was on my site to use, my only rule about that code has been don't say that you wrote it or anything. Like some people have done in the past with functions that were more interesting than this one (like the stuff I reverse engineered for an article Ken Getz and I wrote on AddressOf in VBA).

People who are polite enough to not only leave the attribution in but to ask first? They don't make many pepple with that much class, these days.

I mentioned in passing that I ought to get a copy of the book. :-)

But I was definitely not expecting top billing in the acknowledgements, or such prominent mention on pp262-3 (though my website was misspelled on the first page, it is correct on the second!).

I'm actually going to read the book this weekend, and maybe start using OneNote a bit more (if Chris Pratley is involved, then I know it has to be worth a look).

Thanks, Bill!


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