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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    More lessons learned when taking notes in a class environment

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    I'm still using OneNote 2007 to take notes on an ordinary differential equations class I downloaded from MIT. As I discovered earlier this week, this is really a stress test of notetaking. Advanced math classes like this are not the "typical" class most...
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    Using (and testing) OneNote in a classroom

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    I was wondering aloud the other day about how students use OneNote in a class environment. I've heard a little bit of feedback through our newsgroup and from a few other websites like www.tabletpc.com . Nothing compares to first hand use, though, so I...
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    An addin to manage printouts to OneNote

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    I was talking with Jeff Cardon the other day about an addin I was creating to take slides decks printed to OneNote and break them up into one slide per page. He had been thinking (and doing something) about it as well, and came up with this - an addin...
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    A Shared Source Object Model for OneNote project

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    Donovan Lange, a developer from OneNote last release, started a managed code object model as a side project. He happily gave me permission to take his codebase public and release it under the Microsoft Shared Source License. You can get the code...
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    Testing Insert Date and Time functionality

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    One of the areas I took over when coming to the OneNote team is the functionality that inserts the current date and/or time into a page. You can try this by typing : SHIFT+ALT +T to insert the current time SHIFT+ALT+D to insert the current date...
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    Make Subpage addin updated, and a Lenovo update

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    Thanks to a couple of testers (pebuaa and Joe), Jeff Cardon patched his make subpage addin to work in section groups. Update as of 3/12/2009 - the download link is at the end of this blog entry after my signature. I'm marking the next paragraph NA - winisp...
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    A good bug report with the Replace the Outlook Sticky Notes folder with OneNote

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    One of the bugs discovered with the powertoy to start OneNote instead of opening the Outlook sticky notes folder came onto my plate looking like this: Install the addin Start Outlook Open the sticky notes folder Click the folder again...
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    Finding an easier way to reproduce a bug

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    We spent a good amount of time trying to reproduce the exact customer reported problem trying to repro the crash in the merge pages addin. Theo and I sent about 8 emails backs and forth, and three testers here donated our time to try to solve this problem...
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    What is it with the Netherlands?

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    First it was Theo Buis reporting a problem with merging pages and now Bart Wessels, a technology specialist in the Netherlands has some insight for us. Bart contacted me a few weeks ago about some of the powertoys I had released on this blog and mentioned...
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    The story of the bug with merge pages

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    Theo Buis found a bug in the merge pages powertoy. He lives in the Netherlands and the addin was crashing when he tried to merge pages. Since "owning" these tools is just as important as creating them - we want to respond to bug reports, questions and...
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