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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    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 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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    Updating the OneNote Text Importer for OneNote 2013

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    <Edit on 7/26/2013> I'm pulling this for now while I troubleshoot. Thanks for the reports and sorry for the noise. I finally got a few minutes, and more importantly, a computer with everything I needed to build, free and updated the text importer...
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    Tip for creating links to certain places on a OneNote page

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    A lawyer over on the social group had an interesting question over the weekend. Here it is: I.m a trial attorney. I use onenote as an electronic trial notebook. I have a folder for each witness. I create a page for each transcript of prior testimony or...
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    Powertoys in development

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    I dropped a few hints last week about what we (the test team) has been doing recently. And one other hint was my lack of entries for a week in mid-November - I was on vacation. Vacation typically means long travel times, and what better way is there to...
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    Make Subpage addin updated, and a Lenovo update

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    Thanks to a couple of testers (pebuaa and Joe), Jeff Cardon patched his make subpage addin to work in section groups. Update as of 3/12/2009 - the download link is at the end of this blog entry after my signature. I'm marking the next paragraph NA - winisp...
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    OneNote Section Color Powertoy updated for OneNote 2010

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    Now that SP1 for Office 2010 is out the door, I wanted to update the section color changer powertoy . I did not make any changes to it other than using the OneNote 2010 schema, so I won't repost the code. It was unchanged. And I also did not make any...
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    OneNote 2007 Powertoy to change section colors

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    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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