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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    A new OneNote Favorites Powertoy

    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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    Getting Send to OneNote working with Chrome

    I saw this site and thought I'd pass it along: 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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    Paragraph Spacing in OneNote 2010: Here’s how

    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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    Notebook cleaner and privatizer powertoy

    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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    A small update to the OneNote Table of Contents Powertoy

    Over the in the OneNote Discussion Group , Mike made this request for a change to the Table of Contents Powertoy: "I have downloaded and used the TOC power toy. Again a great thing! However, is there any way to make the power toy produce a table of...
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    Symbols and Equation Support in OneNote 2010 Tech Preview

    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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    OneNote 2010 Linked Note Taking addin for Firefox

    I just noticed that Mao Chen, who was on the team for creating the Linked Notes feature in OneNote 2010, just posted an addin for Firefox to add linked note taking support.  Check it out at
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    Creating an addin to test OneNote

    I hope to show what it's like to be a tester on the OneNote team. I transferred from 10+ years in Outlook to OneNote last November. The transition was hectic and I had to ramp up on a new product (which I love) and a new team (which I love) very quickly...
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    Creating a link to a OneNote page on the desktop

    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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    Powertoys from the OneNote Test Team for 2010

    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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