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.

April, 2011

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    Updated: The OneNote Table of Contents and Sorter Powertoy

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    Brad Covell took a look at the OneNote Table of Contents and Table Sorter powertoy and realized that he needed it to create a ToC page for an entire notebook. So he added that functionality. He was also kind enough to send the his changes to share...
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    Updating another automation test to increase stability

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    To make a long story short, I have a test that checks to ensure PNG files are created in the local OneNote Offline files cache folder. You can see where this is by looking in File | Options | Save & Backup if you are curious: The folder will...
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    An email leads to a quick discussion on infinite page size in OneNote

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    I got an email from a fellow writing a OneNote addin that led to our page size being infinite. On one level, this means you can start typing or adding other content to a page and you always get more room to add more content. For most folks that read this...
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    A nice OneNote project from Arizona State University

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    I was out earlier this week and missed this in email when it came in. But it's still really fantastic to see work being done like this and I had to pass it on: "I wanted to send you a quick note on the power of OneNote to build a solution which enables...
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    Jumping the gun on a bug report

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    So the other day I power up my laptop in its docking station. This is my dogfood machine and I was ready to get some work done. But my USB LED mouse, which was plugged into the docking station, was working erratically. If I moved it quickly, it worked...
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    A tip to get a column of data from a OneNote table

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    Here's a neat trick I found to quickly use the mouse to get a column of data out of a OneNote table. First, start with a table: Then, move the mouse to the top of the column you want to extract: Then click. The selected column will now...
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    It happens to us all

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    I often use car analogies to describe software testing. Another case for this happened to me today, and it exactly matches this scenario. Imagine you are driving your car and hear a noise - you want to take it to the shop to get it fixed, right? It's...
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