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.

November, 2011

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  • OneNote Testing

    Use note tag colors to prioritize information on a OneNote page

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    I got a question from Denis last week that went like this: "[I] have different priorities on my daily To Do pages, and would like to be able to change the [background] color of the note containers based on priority/urgency levels. Is this possible...
  • OneNote Testing

    How I view OneNote automation

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    I had an interesting discussion this last week with a tester about the purpose of automation for OneNote. She was acting on the assumption that the purpose of automation was to accurately mimic OneNote user's behavior and was struggling with a technical...
  • OneNote Testing

    Filtering the tag summary page to have only the tagged information you want

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    I mentioned on Monday that you can use the Tag Summary page to show you only the tags in OneNote you want but did not give details on how to do that. Here's how to (again, imagine that I only want to see my text that was tagged with a priority). First...
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    Some new powertoys for OneNote

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    Omer is a developer on the OneNote team and has a set of powertoys he wrote on his own time that he wants to give out. The set includes a printout rotator, the calendar tool he already let me give out here (I'll update my page to point to the new location...
  • OneNote Testing

    Getting a full size video card into a compact desktop

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    Gary came by today with a nice tip. He had a compact desktop machine and someone had given him a full size video card to go with it. It had been using the integrated video before, but we wanted to diversify our video configurations we have. The problem...
  • OneNote Testing

    Source code for OneCal

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    Not much to talk about here. Just about all the code here is set up to draw the calendar and compute dates and times. The OneNote part of the code is pretty much summed up in: void ProcessSection(const ON::Section &s) in which the Created Time...
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    Network problems causing grief

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    Last week could have gone so much better but our building is experiencing some network problems. General sluggishness, high latency and so on have really put a crimp on what I have been able to get done. Even doing something simple like saving a text...
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    I'm a OneNote 2010 MOUS!

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    Heh. A few month ago, I had the chance to take the "beta" exam for Certiport's OneNote 2010 certification course. They now have rolled it out here , and the twittersphere had a storm about this a week or so ago. The beta test was interesting...
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