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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    An obvious (to a tester) test case

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    I honestly don't remember when I ran this as an "ad hoc" test: In my share on SkyDrive, I have a notebook with the name "Open Notebook.onetoc2." Folks that have poked around the location in which notebooks are stored have probably...
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    My printer automation is failing

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    I got a report that the OneNote printer automation test I own was not passing recently. I doubted the printer was broken and looked at the test. One of the verifications it has is a check of the number of embedded files that get added to the offline cache...
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    A silly hallway conversation reminds me about boundary cases

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    Dan Escapa , Gary and I were having a hallway conversation about some obscure thing and somehow the phrase " to be or not to be" came up. I don’t know why I thought of this, but I saw it as a hexadecimal boolean logic question (computer geeks, I...
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    Language neutral automation

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    This is more fallout from me digging through my mailbox and deleting old emails. I found this from our start of testing for OneNote 2010, sent from the tester who was our international test coordinator. ---- To ensure language neutral automation, use...
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    Updated the image importer for OneNote 2010

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    Just a quick note that I updated the image importer to allow TIFF files to be imported. This was almost literally a one line fix - the .net framework was able to handle the TIFF format with no work on my part. I just updated the filter in the dialog to...
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    A tip to get a keyboard shortcut for the "Center Text"–command in OneNote 2010

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    This question bubbled up over on the social group : "What is the keyboard combination for centering the text in a OneNote 2010 table cell or column? In previous versions of OneNote I was able to center text in a table cell or column using the Ctrl...
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    Getting a full size video card into a compact desktop

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    Gary came by today with a nice tip. He had a compact desktop machine and someone had given him a full size video card to go with it. It had been using the integrated video before, but we wanted to diversify our video configurations we have. The problem...
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    I'm a OneNote 2010 MOUS!

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    Heh. A few month ago, I had the chance to take the "beta" exam for Certiport's OneNote 2010 certification course. They now have rolled it out here , and the twittersphere had a storm about this a week or so ago. The beta test was interesting...
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    Some new powertoys for OneNote

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    Omer is a developer on the OneNote team and has a set of powertoys he wrote on his own time that he wants to give out. The set includes a printout rotator, the calendar tool he already let me give out here (I'll update my page to point to the new location...
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    A poweruser tip to moving OneNote files around to free hard drive space

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    Dan is a buddy of mine here at MS and he was facing the problem of his hard drive (c: drive) getting full.  He needed to move some files to another drive to free up some space and came up with this nifty little process to move them around. Here’s...
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