A second (final?) "beta" of the text file importer for OneNote 2013

Thanks to a slew of folks that helped test this, I am posting another version of the text file importer updated for OneNote 2013.  The ZIP file is down below my name and it has a readme for how to install it.

Not much more to say here and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2010/06/24/the-text-importer-powertoy-gets-updated-for-onenote-2010.aspx has a good introduction to the tool.

As always, let me know if you hit any snags.

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,

OneNote 2013 Text Importer.zip

Comments (15)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi John, any chance you'd share the source for this updated version? I've written a store app which imports evernote files to OneNote via the API but it can't do headers. It seems like whatever code you're using is pulling in headers just fine. I know it (probably) won't work for windows store apps but I'd like to write an importer like yours for evernote files.

  2. Anonymous says:

    the code is here: blogs.msdn.com/…/source-code-for-the-text-importer-for-onenote.aspx

    It uses the 2007 namespace IIRC – the only changes I made over time were updates to the namespace for new versions of OneNote.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just found this tool via a Google search for "import text files to Onenote."  I can't wait to try this.

    I have OneNote 2010 on one machine, and OneNote 2013 on another, and I could use either machine to do my importing.  (I'll be importing into a notebook on OneDrive.)

    Do you have any suggestion for whether I should use 2010 vs. 2013?


  4. JohnGuin says:

    Either should work.  They are essentially the exact same tool – one just uses the 2010 namespace and the other 2013.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks!  Worked great.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Downloaded and initiated .exe okay, but after browsing for the folder with the text files I wanted to import, the app would go no further.  Applying it to OneNote 2010.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You need the 2010 importer instead of 2013: blogs.msdn.com/…/the-text-importer-powertoy-gets-updated-for-onenote-2010.aspx

    (I still need to update this to import to either app).

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this tool – worked like a champ!

    Seems like this ought to be a feature already built into OneNote.

    Or at least a mechanism to transfer Outlook notes directly to OneNote

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow!  Worked like a charm.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Niiiiice!!! Thank you!!!! You're the man!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Exactly what I needed – genius! Thanks.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks – you saved me a lot of work!

  13. Joaquin says:

    Great!! can delete the files once the import is complete?

  14. Basil Peace says:

    Nice idea, but this tool doesn't support local codepages (aka ANSI). It imports mojibake.

  15. DawgD says:

    This was SUCH a super help – thanks for your time and energy John!!!

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