When you click the Open new side note
in the notification area, a new side note window appears with the text from
another open side note window and the new side note window is marked as read
only and you cannot make any edits.
This problem occurs when both the first side note window and
the Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 window are minimized when you click the
Open new side note
icon in the notification area to create a
new side note. This problem only occurs if you wait longer than the current
timeout value to create a new side note.
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1
To work around this issue, use any of the following methods.
Activate the original side note item.
Increase the timeout value. To do this, follow these steps:
- Start OneNote 2003.
- On the Tools menu, click
- In the Category box, click Open
- Type a number that is higher than the current number in the
Automatically release file locks after OneNote has been inactive for
the following number of minutes box, and then click
Important Do not click to clear the Automatically release file
locks after OneNote has been inactive for the following number of
minutes check box.
Maximize the first side note window instead of creating a new side
note window, and then click New page
to create a new side note
OneNote 2003 locks section files so that they cannot be
edited by more than one computer at the same time. By default, OneNote 2003
releases this lock after a certain period of time if you have not been working
on a file.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1.