This week in OneNote Test

It’s been awhile since I went over what the test team as a whole has been doing. Here’s a snapshot of some of the larger items on our plate right now. First, we are still hiring! The job description is still posted at https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=18701&jlang=EN. We’ve been interviewing candidates and all that entails. On what would…

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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.Sort(dgvPageList.Columns[2], ListSortDirection.Descending);   Notice that Sort method? It…

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Table Sorting and Table of Contents powertoy for OneNote 2010

Nani, who created the original Table of Contents powertoy for OneNote 2007 expanded her code to add the ability to sort tables.   Here’s her description, and you can get the download file by [updated as of 4-28-2011] going here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/04/28/updated-the-onenote-table-of-contents-and-sorter-powertoy.aspx looking under my signature at the end of this article.   Description: This power…

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An obvious (to a tester) test case

I honestly don’t remember when I ran this as an "ad hoc" test: In my share on SkyDrive, I have a notebook with the name "Open Notebook.onetoc2." Folks that have poked around the location in which notebooks are stored have probably seen a file with this name and noticed it has the OneNote icon. It…

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A room full of testers can be very detail oriented

We had a meeting last week that was half aimed at developers and half aimed at testers. The meeting went well and the developer half of the talk was going as expected. Then the test part of the meeting started. When that happened, the testers in the room – about half the participants- really got…

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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 the OneNote printer needs the XPS printer, if the…

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