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.

September, 2012

  • OneNote Testing

    OneNote Tip: setting different levels of Priority for TODO tags

    Last week I received a user request for a way to prioritize To Do tags a bit more granularly than the single "To Do" tag we ship out of the box. He did not like the way all his items were found in the tag summary pane and wanted a way to somehow come...
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    A great OneNote guide

    Last week was incredibly busy around here and I am still getting caught up. One really nice online resource I found last week was a guide to using OneNote 2010. The folks at " I Study Bible Tools " have created a great guide for OneNote at http...
  • OneNote Testing

    Testing shortcut keys shows a power user tip for heavy outliners

    One of my tasks this week involved testing shortcuts in OneNote. The set of keys that made me do a little bit of research are these documented here: And then under the...
  • OneNote Testing

    Using OneNote with an online class at Coursera

    Every so often I check back in to our different user scenarios we design to make sure I still "get" how everyone uses OneNote in their lives. One of our core scenarios is that of a student who wants to use OneNote to take notes about a class...
  • OneNote Testing

    Omer has update his Onetastic addin for OneNote with macro support

    Want to build your own little add-in that does a small but repeatedly needed task in OneNote? Now you can do so with Macros by Onetastic. No coding skills required ;). If you are too excited to even read what they are, and want to get your hands on them...
  • OneNote Testing

    A typical bug that only I see is plaguing my day

    Each year we, like most other companies, complete a yearly review cycle.  All our data is contained online (and always has been.  We used to have Word documents that we would edit locally, but they were all uploaded to a server for archiving...
  • OneNote Testing

    A new process for checking in tools

    Our test team is responsible for making changes and checking code into our repository for a variety of projects. We obviously own our test automation framework and test scripts. We also can make changes to OneNote itself to enhance its testability. Additionally...
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