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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    Yet another OneNote Powertoy

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    A great part of working in OneNote test is the people on our team. Take Jeff Cardon ( again ), for instance. He was wanting to know what types of addins people were requesting the most. I mentioned the method we tell users to use to make a page a subpage...
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    Using our powertoys to test OneNote & updating MergePages

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    ----edited info---- Jeff Cardon fixed a crashing bug in the merge pages addin. If you tried to merge pages in a read only section, the addin would crash (although OneNote kept running). You can get the update at http://johnguin.members.winisp.net/Shared...
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    Bug fix available for Vista users using Windows Offline Files

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    There is a fix from the Vista team for problems related to synching an offline file to a server and the file getting corrupted. Dan Escapa has the details on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2007/08/17/onenote-and-windows-offline-files...
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    Merge Pages in OneNote Powertoy

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    Time for another useful powertoy! This addin, written by our own Jeff Cardon, merges selected pages together. It is about as simple as it sounds: select the pages you want to merge and click the merge toolbar button. Some notes: there is a popup...
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    Getting the Gateway set up

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    I've had my Gateway for a week, and finally have it set up pretty much the way I intend to use it. It is what we call my dogfood machine. I'll wind up using it for the vast majority of my OneNote use, email, other office applications, etc.. It's like...
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    Using the tablet as a tester

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    Tablet PCs are just great. I did not ever want a notebook of any sort for work since I hate being in meetings and seeing people spend time answering email rather than paying attention to the meeting. I never wanted to be one of "those" people. True...
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    Knowing when to say "when" - Goodbye, X60 Tablet PC...

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    Goodbye, Lenovo Thinkpad X60. In addition to the problems I had in the past, I experienced a new one last week. The lenovo tablet has a sensor in it which determines the orientation of the screen. When a user flips it around, the screen re-orients itself...
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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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    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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    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...
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