A summary of the OneNote powertoys from the test team for 2007


I was getting ready to post this list of the addins the OneNote Test Team worked on in the year 2007 as a nice summary of what we had done when I noticed two things:

  1. People on this alias may not be subscribed to my blog (shame!) but would want this list.

  2. The test team had a hand in a great number of addins!  I never realized how many this totalled until I made this list.  They never seemed like much when done one at a time, but adding them up certainly looks impressive.


Here's the list, broken down by area:


Migrating to OneNote:

1.      Journal import  http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/21/journal-to-onenote-importer.aspx

2.      Text File Importer: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/04/30/customer-feedback-results-in-another-powertoy.aspx

3.      Export Outlook Notes to OneNote: http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2007/02/14/export-your-outlook-notes-to-onenote.aspx

4.      Import books from Project Gutenberg: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/05/31/a-tool-to-import-texts-from-project-gutenberg.aspx



Outlook Addins:

5.      Outlook Email to OneNote: http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2007/02/06/powertoy-outlook-to-onenote-addin.aspx

6.      Task Request  http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/11/task-requests-from-onenote-meeting-notes-powertoy.aspx

7.      Use OneNote instead of Outlook Notes: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/04/16/4-16.aspx


Working with data on page:

8.      Audio Fine Tuner http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/12/media-fine-tuner-powertoy-for-onenote.aspx

9.      Table sums http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/10/table-sum-powertoy-for-onenote.aspx

10.   Image Rotator  http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/14/image-rotator-powertoy-for-onenote-2007.aspx

11.   Printout Manager: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/09/19/an-addin-to-manage-printouts-to-onenote.aspx

12.   Word Count: http://blogs.msdn.com/descapa/archive/2007/02/14/onenote-2007-word-count.aspx


Working with Pages:

13.   Make a Page a Subpage: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/09/07/make-subpage-addin-updated-and-a-lenovo-update.aspx

14.   Merge Pages: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/08/16/merge-pages-in-onenote-powertoy.aspx

15.   Copy to Mobile Device: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/06/11/making-pages-easier-to-sync-with-a-mobile-device.aspx



Notebook level addins:

16.   Privatizer  http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/15/notebook-cleaner-and-privatizer-powertoy.aspx

17.   Template Maker  http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/12/13/template-manager-powertoy-for-onenote-2007.aspx

18.   OneNote Favorites: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/07/19/favorites-for-onenote.aspx

19.   Table of Contents: http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/07/12/award-winning-powertoy.aspx



Shared source addins:

  1. The Shared Source OM:  http://www.codeplex.com/onom (Donovan Lange and Jachym Kouba get ALL the credit for this one!)

  2. CRM for OneNote: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb872378.aspx & http://www.codeplex.com/crmsnap/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=7804


Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,



Comments (15)
  1. nice little summary of OneNote powertoys that the guys in the OneNote testing team have written over

  2. nice little summary of OneNote powertoys that the guys in the OneNote testing team have written over

  3. Tim Smith says:

    A very useful list, especially the word count add in.

    Pingback from http://www.windowswatch.co.uk/2008/01/powertoys-for-o.html

  4. alvinashcraft says:

    Wow. This a fantastic list of tools. Thanks for compiling it into a single post!

  5. JohnGuin says:

    Odd – the UI says http://, but all the links are httpS://    Either works, but Firefox complains about the security certificate.  Sorry all!


  6. Wow! When I saw this list over on John Guin's OneNote blog , I was amazed! I had no idea that there

  7. SPACESHINE says:

     Grate info.,powerful stuff, I book marked for if & when I go mobile. Also subscribing e-feed. thanks for the good info, I like..

  8. The end of the year means it is time to recap the powertoys the test team created during 2008. While

  9. David Murphy says:

    I am playing with  OneNote 2010, but i cant make it sync faster thatn  every 30 seconds or  so, is there some  reg key that could be changes to facilitate near RT  syncing on change or keypress maybe?

  10. John says:

    There is no way to change this with the tech preview.  It’s something we are looking at changing in the future.

  11. I bought an expensive TabletPC preloaded with Windows7, I discovered after installing all my software that maybe 30% of them crashed. So I had to go back to XP, and now the writing recognition doesn’t work!!!! and it is appareantly not possible to buy a XP TabletPC edition, it is only pre installed.

    I am sooo disapointed. I had looked forward soo much to start using Onenote and write directly into it. I don’t know what to say, just feel like I lost hope for Microsoft.

  12. John says:

    Have you contacted tech support?  sounds like something majot is wrong…

  13. mustardb says:

    While I realize that ON 2010 is the current standard, are you open for a feature request for the outlook to one note powertoy for ON 2007 ?  It seems that attachments do not make the transfer, only the body text.  The ability to send photos would allow me to use my Blackberry, or any camera phone, as a GTD capture tool, and seeing there are no mobile apps for Blackberrys yet….

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