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.

December, 2007

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    Image Rotator Powertoy for OneNote 2007

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      Image Rotation Tool   Gary Neitzke decided to close a small functionality hole in OneNote.   It's easy to rotate ink or drawings you create, but images cannot be rotated.   Enter Gary's Image Rotation Powertoy.   This one is...
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    Template Manager Powertoy for OneNote 2007

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      We're halfway through the "Week of OneNote Powertoys!"  Remember: these addins make great stocking stuffers...   Again, Jeff Cardon has created an incredibly useful addin for OneNote 2007.   His template manager lets you...
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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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    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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    Journal to OneNote Importer

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    Lin Wang finished fine tuning the Windows Journal Importer tool and here it is. Just like it's name says, this tool will let you import your Windows Journal files from your tablet into OneNote. It's not strictly a OneNote addin - it installs into the...
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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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    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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    Notebook cleaner and privatizer powertoy

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    People that publish shared notebooks in some environments have a couple of requests which need to be addressed. First, suppose you are an administrator creating a section or some pages in a "New Employee Orientation" notebook which will be shared with...
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    Money times money = ?

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    Over on the OneNote Discussion Group, there is a comment about Napkin Math and its order of operations. In short, some users are noticing that simple formulas like: 1/2*4= shows as "0.125" in OneNote and not "2". Fair enough - it's a bug in OneNote...
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    How to create a "floating" toolbar in OneNote

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    Gary Neitzke took a few minutes to create a draft of how to create a "floating toolbar" with your addins for OneNote. This is the tecnique he used for the image rotator . I keep putting "floating toolbar" in quotes for a reason. This really isn't a...
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