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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    More machines arrive

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    Another fun day to come to work. This is a photo of the office of the person that orders our new hardware: Apparently, there was just too much to fit into the hallway like last time. If you look way back at the left, you can see a desk. You can't actually...
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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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    A really great tip to make getting information into OneNote much easier

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    While I greatly prefer to create content for my blog rather than linking to other blogs, this tip from Justin Knight is just far too handy to overlook. Before I get into it, I want to give you the sales pitch. Suppose you are reading some document...
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    Symbols and Equation Support in OneNote 2010 Tech Preview

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    One of the features of Equation Support with OneNote 2010 is the ability to insert specific symbols into a math zone. Strictly speaking, these symbols are just characters in the font used by equations - Cambria Math - so you can use the characters anywhere...
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    Creating OneNote pages with just the title and no date/time stamp

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    Over the weekend there was a question on the iheartonenote.com site about creating a new page that does not show the date and time by default. This person did not want to click back into the date and time text and delete it each time, but did want the...
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    Creating a link to a OneNote page on the desktop

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    One of the blogs I linked to is gone, so I decided I should update the directions for those folks that want to create a shortcut to a OneNote page and drop it on the desktop. It's not that hard but does require one little trick, so here goes. First, right...
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    OneNote Tip: Making tables from pasted text

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    I hit this situation last week and I am not sure if everyone knows this tip for making tables from pasted text. Here's what happened. I had a database that I queried for some data and got 4 results. I copied the results list from the database UI and pasted...
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    Thanks all! Time to close this blog

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    This is a sad day around the OneNote test hallway. After more than 6 years of regular blogging I am stopping this test blog. There are a few reasons. First, the annoying aspect of this blog that became apparent very early was that I can never blog about...
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    Updating the OneNote Text File Importer

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    I received an email which pointed out a limitation and a design problem with the OneNote Text File Importer. First - the design issue. If you click the Browse button: You can choose a single folder from which to import: Remember, when you import the text...
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    How to make OneNote 2010 speak to you

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    Did you know OneNote can talk? Here's how: Click File | Options to open the option dialog, then click Customize Ribbon. This is to set up the ribbon for the speak command. On the right side of the dialog, expand the Home tab, then click the New Group...
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