OneNote Testing

What it is like to be a tester on the Microsoft OneNote team and day to day life as an SDET in Office. Plus a few tips for using OneNote and an occasional powertoy.

February, 2011

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    My printer automation is failing

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    I got a report that the OneNote printer automation test I own was not passing recently. I doubted the printer was broken and looked at the test. One of the verifications it has is a check of the number of embedded files that get added to the offline cache...
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    Opening a OneNote page each day at the same time

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    Here's how to set OneNote to open a particular page at a certain time each day. This was asked in the newsgroup and it's possible to do - requires a little work to get it going, but since it relies on Windows functionality, there is no extra install needed...
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    I just noticed this...

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    I have 5 notebooks I have shared with others on SkyDrive. What I just noticed was that the only real differentiation to them is that they are shared with different groups of people. If I need to share more information with my siblings, I just add a new...
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    Final update for Code To OneNote

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    David Tinney updated the Code To OneNote addin for Visual Studio again. He streamlined the copy operation a bit and you now control whether you want line numbers or not from VS - no need to manually edit the XML file anymore! He also mentioned...
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    Tip for creating links to certain places on a OneNote page

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    A lawyer over on the social group had an interesting question over the weekend. Here it is: I.m a trial attorney. I use onenote as an electronic trial notebook. I have a folder for each witness. I create a page for each transcript of prior testimony or...
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    Updated the image importer for OneNote 2010

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    Just a quick note that I updated the image importer to allow TIFF files to be imported. This was almost literally a one line fix - the .net framework was able to handle the TIFF format with no work on my part. I just updated the filter in the dialog to...
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    Language neutral automation

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    This is more fallout from me digging through my mailbox and deleting old emails. I found this from our start of testing for OneNote 2010, sent from the tester who was our international test coordinator. ---- To ensure language neutral automation, use...
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    Frustrating automation investigations

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    So I have an automated test which checks our ability to insert PDF files into OneNote, and it fails, and that has been bothering me. This test runs for OneNote 2007 and higher and I just got a report that it failed with OneNote 2007. We have not made...
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