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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    Showing the full name of an attachment in OneNote

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    A week or so ago in a previous entry I uploaded an image here . You can see where I used my pen to annotate the photo, and if you look at it again, you may see the odd comment about "the truncated file name."  Let me explain that comment...
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    Ink shifting patch released today

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    For the select customers facing Inking issues with OneNote 2010 we highly recommend that you install the newest update released today.  This update contains fixes for many of the ink issues you all were facing.  Update for Microsoft OneNote...
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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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    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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    Using (and testing) OneNote in a classroom

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    I was wondering aloud the other day about how students use OneNote in a class environment. I've heard a little bit of feedback through our newsgroup and from a few other websites like www.tabletpc.com . Nothing compares to first hand use, though, so I...
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    The 3 biggest "pain points" we are investigating

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    OneNote 2007 has been out for over a year, we've shipped our first service pack for it and have had overall very positive comments sent our way from many people who have used OneNote. Thanks! It's not all sunshine, though, as a few shadows have been reported...
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    A bulk image importer powertoy for OneNote 2010

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    "Vince" wrote to me a while back and asked if there was any way to update the text importer to import JPG files. It seems he had hundreds of these files for an anatomy class and was getting frustrated with copy/pasting them one at a time into OneNote...
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    A nice workaround to enhance searching on 64 bit Windows with OneNote

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    As those of you who use 64 bit versions of Windows with OneNote know, there is a limitation placed on search results. If you use Windows Desktop Search (any version) to find OneNote files, the results are found as expected. The problem is that they are...
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