As far as sports go, I love the Tour de France. The colors, speed and scenery are always fun to watch - Go Tyler Farrar! On a related note, I also saw this equation that governs how a bicycle actually works (courtesy of http://www.physorg.com/news196870641.html – well worth the read):

 

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Whew. Riding a bike never felt so complicated!

 

Anyway, I thought this equation would make a nice little test for equation support in OneNote 2010. It took me a little bit of time (just under 5 minutes) to enter this, but I restricted myself to only using the commands in the ribbon to create the equation, with one exception. The term v2 I entered with "v^2 SPACE" purely from "muscle memory."  The underlying equation functionality parsed it into the superscript format for me.

 

It's also nice to see that our equation support can handle this type of “real world” equation. When I get some time, I may add this to my automated testing, but from a pure testing point of view, I have matrixes, superscripts, subscripts and basic operators already being tested. There is not much "new" content here. After a little bit of examining this, I will probably wind up equivalence classing this to tests that already exist. I'll keep this in mind as a user scenario, though.

 

A final piece of the puzzle here is pasting this article from OneNote (where I write all my articles) into Windows Live Writer (which I use to publish them).  The equation in OneNote is an editable equation, but Live Writer does not support equation objects.  We planned for the capability of pasting equations into applications that don’t understand that format by placing an image on the clipboard as well as the equation.  So when I paste into WLW, the image gets used (and that is what you can see above).

 

All in all, this is just something that caught my eye and since it looped back to testing OneNote, I figured I would share.

 

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,

John