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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    Code for the table sorting powertoy for OneNote 2010

    Way back when Nani wrote the Table of Contents for OneNote 2007, I looked at her code. She used a DataGridView control to help create the table of contents. This is a nice control to have available and she had this line in the original code: dgvPageList...
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    Mathematics Add-in for OneNote 2010 is available

    Just wanted to point this out - there is an addin for OneNote and Word that uses the equation support we added for OneNote 2010 to actually go ahead and solve the equations.  It's a free download at
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    I lost my Unfiled Notes in OneNote due to not planning ahead

    One of the "tricks" I've learned over time for my dogfood machine is to set it up as if I know I will need to completely wipe the drive now and then. Wiping the drive is necessary when I need to change the operating system, for instance, or...
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    Testing Insert Date and Time functionality

    One of the areas I took over when coming to the OneNote team is the functionality that inserts the current date and/or time into a page. You can try this by typing : SHIFT+ALT +T to insert the current time SHIFT+ALT+D to insert the current date...
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    Table Sum toy updated for OneNote 2010

    I got a couple of user requests recently to update the table sum powertoy that I wrote for OneNote 2007 to work with OneNote 2010. Always happy to oblige, I updated it and here you go. If you just want to install it, the link for the download is below...
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    Powertoys in development

    I dropped a few hints last week about what we (the test team) has been doing recently. And one other hint was my lack of entries for a week in mid-November - I was on vacation. Vacation typically means long travel times, and what better way is there 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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    The XPS printer is needed by the Send to OneNote Printer

    Just got back from a vacation and I had some printer questions waiting on me when I got back.  One particular question came up twice today and I wanted to clarify where to check for the XPS printer on Windows 7 as a troubleshooting step.  Since...
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    Cropping screenshots in OneNote 2010

    Omer updated his toy to allow clippings in OneNote to be cropped! Have you ever clipped something from the web or pasted some image in OneNote and realized that it is not quite right? Word, PowerPoint and even Excel enjoys rich picture formatting features...
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    Resizing the ribbon in OneNote 2010: an introduction

    We've gotten a large amount of feedback on the ribbon in OneNote 2010 beta. The Ribbon is a shared component across Office and the owners wrote a good introduction on how to make the ribbon smaller and maximizing your page area. OneNote should start with...
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