Dan Escapa is on a tear releasing a set of new PowerToys for OneNote 2007. What’s going on is that a whole bunch of PowerToys were written internally on the OneNote team and by some of our “friends” inside the company over the last six months. As the 2007 has now shipped (and therefore the API set is frozen) these Powertoys are getting finalized. And if I know Dan, he’s been too busy to get them out but now he’s a man with a mission. PowerToys are a way to add features that we couldn’t do in core code on the main schedule. Of course powertoys are not tested as much, so they are basically “use at your own risk”. (rarely a problem is encountered though in my experience)
Here are the ones out so far:
Word Count. We get asked by some people to be able to know how many words are on a page for articles and essays and so on. here you go.
Send to OneNote (from the file explorer/shell). Ever looked at a file in My Documents or elsewhere and thought, “I want to push that into OneNote so I can add it to my project, make some comments about it, etc? Now you can.
Export Outlook Notes to OneNote. Lots of people use Outlook’s Notes feature to keep track of little scraps of info. Or rather, they used to use it until OneNote came along and blew it away. Now you can push all those little honeys into OneNote where they belong.
More to come. Stay tuned to Dan’s blog.
UPDATE: Dan’s got another powertoy, this time it is “Sort Pages“. You can now put all your pages in alphabetical order. Rock on, Dan!