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.

August, 2012

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    Getting OneNote text saved as PDF looking as expected

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    I heard from a user this past week who was saving OneNote pages as PDF files. When he opened them in Adobe's Reader, the font would look bold. This was not what he wanted or expected and wanted to let me know about this potential bug and whether there...
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    Using OneNote to help me at a triathlon

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    This weekend a couple of friends and I signed up to compete in a local triathlon as a team. Helen said she would do the swim, Ted would bike and I would complete the 5K-ish run.  For any serious racers, the run length was listed as 3.2 miles. ...
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    OneNote Tip: multiple levels of Undo

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    Here's a neat little power user tip if you are like me and tend to make a lot of mistakes :) By default, OneNote shows a little Undo icon (same as CTRL+Z) in the Quick Access Toolbar along the top of the OneNote window: This does exactly what you think...
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    A long day running setup

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    We have great tools to install Windows in a virtual machine. The lab folks that set this all up really know how to be an admin on Windows and have created a system that, on my machine, can get a Windows installation done, unattended, in a VM in about...
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    Turkish "I" error in our test code

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    One of the lessons I learned when working on OneNote 2010 has to do with the Turkish alphabet (I do not speak Turkish). In that language, the capital "I" character has a lowercase "i" which looks like this: ı Notice how there is no dot above the i...
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    Today is a great day for me in OneNote Test

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    I do not know why I never noticed this before today but I finally saw a certain locale we support. Locales are how we track language and country support, by the way. For instance, we support English, but there are several variants of English. An obvious...
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    Getting ready for a setup pass

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    We have several recurring test passes that we do on a seemingly always recurring basis. One example is performance passes - you can never have too much performance - international passes, accessibility and now we are focused on setup. Setup seems pretty...
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    Just as I was getting ready to test OneNote, I saw a bunch of free Microsoft ebooks

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    Back from vacation, I was busy catching up on email, looking over bug reports, and generally getting back in the flow. Then I saw this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2012/07/27/large-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-for-you-including...
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