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.

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    Media Fine Tuner Powertoy for OneNote

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      For those of you who take notes while recording audio, Jeff Cardon has created a fine tuner for "moving" the start time of the notes you typed and aligning them with where in the audio you want the note to play.   For those of you...
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    Task Requests from OneNote Meeting Notes powertoy

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    The "Week of OneNote 2007 Powertoys" continues... One of the most frequent requests we hear for new OneNote functionality is "more integration with Outlook Tasks." Frustratingly, it always seems like no two people agree on what this means. A few...
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    Table Sum Powertoy for OneNote

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    As promised, here is the first of   a week's worth of addins/powertoys for OneNote 2007.   This addin will sum the columns of a table for you and add the new row to the bottom.   It ignores non-numeric values in the column.   It's...
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    A bug with the powertoy in development

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    We're polishing the tools I wrote about last time and getting ready to release them next week. The "bug bash" went well. We found some good corner cases to cause some different crashes, got new sets of eyes to provide feedback and generally had a good...
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    Powertoys in development

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    I dropped a few hints last week about what we (the test team) has been doing recently. And one other hint was my lack of entries for a week in mid-November - I was on vacation. Vacation typically means long travel times, and what better way is there to...
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    Sharepoint notebook problems and another hint

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    One bug report we've been trying to track down has to do with sections from Notebooks on Sharepoint servers getting marked read only. One cause has been isolated, and David Rasmussen has the details here . It involves how your computer is set up to use...
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    Two new items to track for OneNote enthusiasts

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    It's been very busy around here. The upside to November and December at Microsoft is that plenty of people start taking vacation time, so there are fewer meetings and distractions at work. That gives plenty of time to get caught up on all the low and...
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    An easier way to troubleshoot addins for OneNote

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    I got fed up with attaching a debugger to addins in OneNote. The typical process (as suggested by Dan Escapa) is to have your addin open a dialog when it starts, then attach to the running process while the dialog is onscreen. That got annoying rather...
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    Table trouble

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    I had to relearn the lesson of paying attention to details recently. I was writing some code to work with OneNote's table XML via extensibility, and could not get my code to work correctly. After a couple of days of working on this in my spare time, I...
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    Brouhaha with verifying my math script during automation week

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    I tried to get my automation script for payment verification as part of the napkin math area checked in. One of the testers on my team rejected it. Here's why. First, remember the equation I was using: pmt(0.05;36;30000)=1813.033713614259 ...
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