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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    A summary of the OneNote powertoys from the test team for 2007

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    I was getting ready to post this list of the addins the OneNote Test Team worked on in the year 2007 as a nice summary of what we had done when I noticed two things: People on this alias may not be subscribed to my blog (shame!) but would want this...
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    Using existing tools to make reading books with OneNote easier

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    I found a really great service which helps me catch up on my long overdue list of books I want to read. The website is www.dailylit.com and they have a fairly large collection of public domain and new books which they "get" to you. Their method of delivery...
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    Comparing a tester to an "enthusiastic user"

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    Back in October , I made the statement that I had to transition from being an enthusiastic user of OneNote to a tester when I left Outlook to move to the OneNote team. I've been thinking about that for awhile and wanted to explain what I meant. ...
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    Tracking a bug with video and seeing it change into a tip for OneNote users

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    Gary Neitzke and I both discovered the same "bug" with OneNote last week. We both entered a bug with repro steps (the step by step directions on how to get a bug to occur) like this: Create a new page in any notebook Open the page setup taskbar...
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    Using OneNote in the navy

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    One of the things I don't think I have mentioned is that in addition to testing here at Microsoft, I am in the US Navy Reserves. This is the branch of the navy that performs the "2 days per month, 2 weeks per year" types of work. During our...
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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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    Updating the easy way to debug addins

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    I received a few questions about my tip concerning a quicker way to troubleshoot addins during development. As mentioned in the comments, OneNote needs to exit before rebuilding and replacing your DLL. Since I normally take a while between debugging...
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    The obligatory end of the year summary from OneNote Testing

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    I've been in OneNote for just over a year now. Since the purpose of this blog is describing the day to day life of OneNote testers, I want to sum up the work we have completed in the past year, how well we have performed and give an idea of where I think...
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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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    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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