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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    Task Requests from OneNote Meeting Notes powertoy

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    The "Week of OneNote 2007 Powertoys" continues... One of the most frequent requests we hear for new OneNote functionality is "more integration with Outlook Tasks." Frustratingly, it always seems like no two people agree on what this means. A few...
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    OneNote Tip: Empty the notebook recycle bin to save space

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    I was cleaning up a laptop over this weekend and was trying to free some space on the hard drive. Since I had been using OneNote (of course) I decided to see if there was any way I could optimize the space it uses. I am a fairly heavy user of OneNote...
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    Paragraph Spacing in OneNote 2010: Here’s how

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    I saw this tweet the other day and wanted to respond. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I figured it would be easier to blog some images than go through twitter + email. Here's the tweet: OneNote 2010 has paragraph spacing and here is where to...
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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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    Getting Send to OneNote working with Chrome

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    I saw this site and thought I'd pass it along: http://thingsthatshouldbeeasy.blogspot.com/2010/08/google-chrome-send-to-onenote.html Eugene Rosenfeld has a fix for getting Send to OneNote working from Google Chrome browsers. I haven't had a chance to...
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    OneNote tip: setting the width of the default note container

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    One of our internal OneNote users sent an email last week asking to somehow set the width of a default note container on a new page. He only uses one machine and one monitor and therefore the size of the container can be set to always maximize his real...
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    A new OneNote Favorites Powertoy

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    Shu Chen, a tester working on OneNote, created an alternate Favorites addin for OneNote. It works much like the IE favorites model. You click the star icon with a green plus sign to add a page, section or notebook to the favorites list, and click the...
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    Powertoys from the OneNote Test Team for 2010

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    Every January, I compile a list of the powertoys the test team gave out the previous year. This year, there are a few new ones (table sorting, bulk import images and remove ink from a page) for OneNote 2010 and a section color changer for OneNote 2007...
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    Notebook cleaner and privatizer powertoy

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    People that publish shared notebooks in some environments have a couple of requests which need to be addressed. First, suppose you are an administrator creating a section or some pages in a "New Employee Orientation" notebook which will be shared with...
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    Tip: printing long documents to OneNote

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    One of our power users sent me a mail last week noticing a change in the new version of OneNote. If you print a long documents (more than 10 pages) to OneNote, the printer will now break that document out into a new OneNote page for each page of the printout...
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