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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    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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    Table Sum Powertoy for OneNote

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    As promised, here is the first of   a week's worth of addins/powertoys for OneNote 2007.   This addin will sum the columns of a table for you and add the new row to the bottom.   It ignores non-numeric values in the column.   It's...
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    A tip to color the background of text in OneNote 2013

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    A request I get every so often is background colors for outlines. Essentially, people want to color code the background for different text on a page and/or use that instead of tags to visually differentiate their notes. What they want is this: Notice...
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    Table of Contents powertoy!

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    Note: as of Jan 5, 2009, there is a slightly updated version of this powertoy at http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2009/01/05/a-small-update-to-the-onenote-table-of-contents-powertoy.aspx . Sorry for not being able to update these original files...
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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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    Calendar/Planner addin updated

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    Two events came together to get me to update this powertoy. First, a reader was trying to use this with OneNote 2007 but wanted to customize the date format used. Since I just use whatever format you have defined in Windows, changing the format of the...
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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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    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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    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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    A neat tip for user name with OneNote (and other Office apps)

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    Here's a quick tip I found after playing with my user name that works for me to help make my changes in a shared notebook a little easier to see with OneNote 2010. As a side note (no pun intended), the maximum initials length you can have in Office is...
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