I wanted to pass on the following information from Olya Veselova who is another PM on the OneNote team. She owns some of our most favourite features such as: Outlook task sync, hyperlinks and search! She wanted me to share the following information about OneNote search:
Try OneNote Instant Search!
Try regular and phrase (quoted) searches.
What to expect of OneNote 2007 B2TR Search
Then simply follow OneNote prompts to download the newer version of Windows Desktop Search indexing component.
Please report any issues to us!
If your search is not working, please log a bug here: http://connect.microsoft.com/onenote
Then try the "How to fix search" instructions below, but please log a bug even if your issue was fixed.
What information to include with the bug:
Please include as much of this information as possible. The more you provide, the easier it is for us to fix the problem.
Start > Programs > Windows Desktop Search > click the dropdown icon on the right-hand side next to the help icon > Desktop Search Options. Include a screenshot of the Indexing Options dialog that comes up.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
In Indexer Info pane click Quick Verify Index. This will take some time. When it completes, how many pages are listed in the yellow find control that comes up - this is the number of non-indexed pages.
Use the yellow control to jump to one of these pages. Look for some word or phrase on the page. Then navigate away from the page
- now search for that word and see if that page will be in the list of results. Please report to us if it is not.
How to fix search:
Then restart OneNote.
We really want you all to test out search and make sure that you don't have problems. Please post your bugs on Connect as Olya suggests. Thank you much!
Blair - If you have WDS installed in the tags search will use WDS, otherwise it will go through and search through the notes individually (and much slower).
Thanks for the reply. Is there any way that I can confirm that WDS is being used for the tags search? I just tried it again, and it's still around 5 minutes. Or am I just expecting too much from instant search?
I'm seeing the same thing on my Show All Tagged Notes page. It takes a long time even though WDS has thoroughly indexed everything in ON. An additional problem I have is that custom notes from ON 2003 are all showing up as "Undefined" in ON 2007.
Was this on OneNote B2 or B2TR? If it was on B2TR you can submit a bug on Connect and includ the information on how to submit a search bug (see an earlier post on how to do this).
As for the "Undefined" note flag that was a known bug that has been resolved.
Olya was kind enough to let me know (http://mcse.ms/message2534757.html) that this is a known bug in B2TR.
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What are the privacey implications of InstantSearch? I'd be interested coming from the team themselves.
For some reason my ONENOTE opens for no apparent reason when I am in Outlook or on my browser. Why is this and how can I stop it.