Finally, after quite a few months my PowerToy is released to the public. I was hesitant to publish it without approval by Microsoft but that has been given to me and here it is. This PowerToy will work with Word 2003 and OneNote 2003.
It has not been tested heavilty with the 2007 Microsoft Office versions of these applications. I attempted to get it to work with them but there were problems with the DataImporter library and possibly with the beta versions of the Office products as well. I have provided the source in case you want to take a stab at getting it to work with the beta Office products. Otherwise, once the RTM code becomes available I will update it to work with the 2007 Office products. This version will install on Word 2007 beta 2 but may not import correctly into OneNote 2007 beta 2.
Please let me know if you have issues installing or running it.
Source Files – For Developers
I just tried to install this on Windows Vista Beta2 and I kept getting errors about the .Net framework not being installed properly, so I think that might be a Vista problem. I did get this working on Windows XP with Office 2003 (Word & OneNote).
User Guide & installation:
- Download the Installer and run it.
- Run Word
You will now have a new toolbar button in Word that looks like this:
You can then send the selected text or documents over to OneNote, here is an example of sending selected text:
In any even this is a great powertoy, nice work Brad!