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.

June, 2010

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    Fix for ink moving and shifting bug

    (Update Sep 14): Fix is released on Window Update. (Update Sep 6): Just to bring everybody up to date - we are in the final stages of releasing this fix. I'm extremely sorry for the problems. Please stay tuned. (Update 12 July) Thanks all - we have...
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    The text importer powertoy gets updated for OneNote 2010

    I saw a tweet a few days ago which mentioned that someone would have "no more thousands of text files" now that she was moving to OneNote. I just missed saving a copy of that tweet, but the thought reminded me of a powertoy I wrote a few years ago that...
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    OneNote 2007 Powertoy to change section colors

    Way back in January of 2008 and again in 2009 I mentioned the colors in OneNote can appear much more bright if you adjust the brightness and gamma settings on your monitor. One of our monitors was so out of whack that we even thought we were seeing a...
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    More machines arrive

    Another fun day to come to work. This is a photo of the office of the person that orders our new hardware: Apparently, there was just too much to fit into the hallway like last time. If you look way back at the left, you can see a desk. You can't actually...
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    Getting my OneNote printer to install

    I have a new laptop with Windows 7 at home and just installed Office 2010. There was a PDF I wanted to print to OneNote to share with some other folks, so I opened the document and clicked File | Print. I got an error message that there were no printers...
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    Some quick notes on updating OneNote 2007 addins for OneNote 2010

    I was asked how to do this and wrote up some "down and dirty" notes on what I found works well. Assuming you have a toolbar based addin, here's the steps to get it working for OneNote 2010 (and only on OneNote 2010): Find and replace “2007”...
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    A recap of some of my feedback from my first week on the OneNote team

    Way back when I came to the OneNote team in November 2006, I wrote a short list of comments and complaints I had with OneNote 2007. We use this type of feedback, along with suggestions from users and others, to help decide where to invest in future versions...
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    The OneNote Test Team is Hiring!

    Indeed we are.   If you are interested in testing OneNote (and all that entails ), jump over to the job description at and see if you have...
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    A great article about the OneNote Object Model on MSDN Magazine

    Just wanted to point out this article on the OneNote Object Model was just published at MSDN Magazine: . If you are interested in getting involved with writing your own addins, contributing to the...
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    One of the reasons the section color addin was easy to write

    Was that I was able to use the same tree control from the Text Importer addin. Fortunately, the code worked "as is" and I was able to copy and paste it from the text importer into my new utility. There was one change I need to make, though....
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