A bigwig at Microsoft came by earlier this morning and wanted to know if we had an addin or powertoy that worked with the OneNote 2010 beta that would separate PowerPoint slides into one per page when printed.  I told her we did, but since the powertoy was designed for OneNote 2007, it requires the notebook being used to be in 2007 format.  I gave her a quick rundown on how to convert the format of a new notebook so the powertoy would work.  Since I’ve received enough requests about getting the existing toys to work with the beta, I figured I would give a quick “how to” for everyone.  Here’s the gist of the email I wrote:

 

The OneNote 2007 powertoy that does this will work with 2010. You can get it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/09/19/an-addin-to-manage-printouts-to-onenote.aspx

The “trick” to get this to work for 2010 is to use it with 2007 format notebooks.

What I suggest is making a new notebook called “temp” or some such. Making it local is probably easiest.

Then right click it in the nav bar and select Properties:

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Then convert the format to 2007:

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Now the powertoy will work with this notebook. You can print to it, change the printouts however you want and then copy the pages (or section) to its final location.

I hope this helps!

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,
John