Powertoys from the test team for 2011

It’s been a fairly busy year for the OneNote test team.  One way I can give some "proof" for that statement is by looking at the number of powertoys the test team gave out over the past year.  Frankly, there have not been that many, and most of the results here are merely updating addins from OneNote 2007 to OneNote 2010.

And for good measure, I’ll add a link to Omer’s (excellent) Onetastic powertoy.  He’s not a tester but since he’s on the team I figured I would include a link here.

New for OneNote 2010:

OneCal http://www.omeratay.com/onetastic/  Has a calendar view and image cropping.  Super fantastic extension!

Updated from 2007:

Image Importer http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2010/12/20/a-bulk-image-importer-powertoy-for-onenote-2010.aspx

Sort Pages http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/01/24/updating-the-page-sorter-powertoy-for-onenote-2010.aspx

Table Of Contents http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/04/28/updated-the-onenote-table-of-contents-and-sorter-powertoy.aspx

Section Color Powertoy http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/07/11/onenote-section-color-powertoy-updated-for-onenote-2010.aspx

Table Sum  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/09/19/table-sum-toy-updated-for-onenote-2010.aspx

For OneNote 2007:

Tree Control http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2011/03/07/a-treeview-control-for-onenote-2007.aspx

This has been replaced in functionality with the Quick Filing Dialog in OneNote 2010.

If you want to write your own addins, here are some links to get you started.

Visual Studio (the Express editions are free)  http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/visual-csharp-express

The OneNote 2010 Developer Center:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905452  Has links to the reference materials and lots of code samples (this is new!).

And one of our external users has written a good step by step guide you may want to study.

Malte Ahren’s blog – he tells how to create Ribbon based addins:


Thanks Malte!

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,


Comments (2)

  1. h-ryan says:

    Hi John.  New to OneNote, and new to the various MS communities.  Have found your posts incredibly helpful so far, and have been especially appreciative of your annual powertoy summaries.  This  'for 2011' post is the most recent I've been able to find and am wondering if there might be more out there that's escaped my searches.  Regardless, the existing info is hugely helpful as I said, but if there's in fact something even more current I'd love to know the location.  Everything I've come across is listed below.

    many thanks – HR







    And, because it was so instrumental to pointing me to you in the first place:


  2. John says:

    Omer's Onetastic addin is really good: http://www.omeratay.com/onetastic

    Give it a whirl!