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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    Setting the A4 page size in OneNote

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    Let's take a break from testing Equation support in OneNote 2010 to let me respond to everyone with a tip that is bubbling up. I can't really understand why, but over the past two weeks I have received a handful of emails about changing the page size...
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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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    Enabling the WebClient service in Windows

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    Every so often I see a report that OneNote cannot sync to SkyDrive and see the user is getting error : "OneNote cannot sync changes in this notebook because WebDAV support is not enabled on your computer. (Error code: 0xE0000784)".  Pinki...
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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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    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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    Making pages easier to sync with a mobile device

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    I was thinking of a tool to somehow send selected pages from my different OneNote notebooks to my Windows Mobile phone and went to talk with Dan Escapa ( http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa ) about some design choices I was facing. He was working on a very...
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    Updated: The OneNote Table of Contents and Sorter Powertoy

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    Brad Covell took a look at the OneNote Table of Contents and Table Sorter powertoy and realized that he needed it to create a ToC page for an entire notebook. So he added that functionality. He was also kind enough to send the his changes to share...
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    Customer feedback results in another powertoy

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    I'm going to go off on a tangent here. Another role OneNote testers have is that of customer advocate. We are tasked with monitoring the OneNote newsgroup , the Customer Connection site, responding to customer feedback and using all of this information...
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    An Outlook routine to export sticky notes and then import them to OneNote

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    Bill was looking for a way to move his Outlook sticky notes to OneNote. Way back when, I wrote an addin for Outlook 2007 that would export Outlook 2007 notes to OneNote 2007 at : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/descapa/archive/2007/02/14/export-your-outlook-notes...
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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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