OneNote Accessibility Testing update

We finally got to perform our focus week on accessibility. One of the tools we used is called "MSAA." This stands for MicroSoft Active Accessibility. It’s a shared source tool you can download an older version of it if you want from codeplex or the newer SDK from the Microsoft site. The older version is…

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A nice workaround to enhance searching on 64 bit Windows with OneNote

As those of you who use 64 bit versions of Windows with OneNote know, there is a limitation placed on search results. If you use Windows Desktop Search (any version) to find OneNote files, the results are found as expected. The problem is that they are not clickable from the search window. If you try…

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More functionality added to the calendar page maker

Those of you who jumped on the calendar page maker the day I posted it quickly found a bug I had overlooked. Pages were created, but most of the time in the incorrect section, or in Unfiled Notes. Hmm. Something had gone wrong somewhere, and this is what I found. Going into Unfiled Notes is…

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Designing, creating and reworking the calendar page maker for OneNote

When I was creating the calendar page maker, I focused on the date picker control and the functionality surrounding it first. My first tests did not do anything other than verify the long date format was used as the title of the newly created page. On my system, the long date format looks like this:…

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Some updates to the OneNote Calendar/Planner powertoy

  Well, my “well tested” calendar/planner had an easy to fix but obvious problem – it always sent the calendar pages to Unfiled Notes.  I had copied and pasted code from my text importer and that was the cause.  The text importer application used the name of the folder which held the text files as…

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A Calendar/Planner powertoy for OneNote!

I was reading the newsgroups again the other night and “SubSeaGuy” made this post: “I want to create a custom calendar.  Rather than typing in the date on each page of which there would be 365, is there a way to import the page name.  The example would be to create the dates (day, dd-mon-yyyy)…

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Rediscovering the reason we have automation in OneNote

I told the true story last October about a customer who was trying to use an internal modem outside of his computer. The lesson I mentioned is everyone who makes software should have to do tech support for a year before being allowed to do any other work in the computer or software realm. There…

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