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.

July, 2007

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  • OneNote Testing

    Table of Contents powertoy!

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    Note: as of Jan 5, 2009, there is a slightly updated version of this powertoy at http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2009/01/05/a-small-update-to-the-onenote-table-of-contents-powertoy.aspx . Sorry for not being able to update these original files...
  • OneNote Testing

    Favorites for OneNote

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    Looking through the website http://www.onenotepowertoys.com (I have no idea who owns this site - update: looks like it hasn't been updated in awhile), I saw a request for something like IE favorites: Favorites Page with Hot-Key - Sort of like IE favorites...
  • OneNote Testing

    Monitoring the discussion groups

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    Someone asked me where I get some of the ideas for the powertoys I create. Mostly, I steal the ideas from Dan Escapa J , but I also check out our discussion group at http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?lang=en&cr=US&dg...
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    Trying to use OneNote to go 100% paperless on a trip, and not hitting that goal

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    For the first time in a long time, I had some time away from work and did NOT write an addin for OneNote. For the record, the Gutenberg addin was written on a plane to and in a tent in Korea. The text importer was written on a flight to Orlando and during...
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    A cheap speed increase for OneNote

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    I was reading some blogs about OneNote and stumbled across this one: http://www.gottabemobile.com/ReadyBoostWithASDCardYesOrNo.aspx . In it, the author (Warner Crocker) makes a comment that OneNote loads much faster with ReadyBoost on Vista enabled...
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    More speed boost testing

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    Since I do not want to crack open my Lenovo, I decided to use Vista's ability to lower the amount of RAM available to the OS. If you want to set this yourself, click Start | Run and run MSCONFIG. Click the Boot tab and int eh advanced options dialog there...
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    The (slow) tree control I use in my addins

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    Back when was working on my text file importer and the Project Gutenberg addin ( http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/05/31/a-tool-to-import-texts-from-project-gutenberg.aspx ), I mentioned the tree control I used to allow you to choose where you...
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    Using customer feedback to alter testing plans

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    The past few months have been pretty busy for the test team, but busy in a good way. We just finished shipping the Office 2007 suite last fall, and even though it is finished, we still have plenty of work on our plate. In unprioritized order, here...
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