Thanks all! Time to close this blog

This is a sad day around the OneNote test hallway.  After more than 6 years of regular blogging I am stopping this test blog.  There are a few reasons.  First, the annoying aspect of this blog that became apparent very early was that I can never blog about what I am currently doing.  I cannot…

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Using OneNote to repair a Camaro

This week I received a note from a user who is in the process of repairing a 1969 Camaro.  He wants to use OneNote to track his work and wanted some assistance with setting up a template that he could use on a daily basis. He wanted an area on the page that would track…

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OneNote tip – controlling the footer when printing

A OneNote user was printing from OneNote last week and when she printed, she kept seeing a little date marker at the bottom of the printed page. She did not want this little footer and sent me a mail to ask if that could be turned off. To turn off the footer, click File |…

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Super proud of this (minor) happening

For years, I have called people at work “Boss.”  “Hey, boss” is a pretty typical greeting from me, and it really helps to break the ice with folks.  Many people think it is either a little funny or odd that I am calling everyone “Boss” but it works.  The fact that it really helps if …

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How to get a Watson bucket number for Windows 8

Just posting this since this is the single biggest helpful piece of information I have available when tracking down crashes. Dan’s older directions needed to be updated so I decided to post the new information here. First, Run "eventvwr.exe" and you will see this UI: Expand Windows Logs \ Application: Then I sort by Event…

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You don’t need to micromanage the recycle bin in OneNote

A few months ago I wrote a tip about emptying the Recycle Bin to save space (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2014/02/17/onenote-tip-empty-the-notebook-recycle-bin-to-save-space.aspx) While that is valid, there are a couple of points that have been mentioned by readers since then that I want to share. First, as pointed out by Chip at the original article, the Recycle Bin icon was…

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And the OneNote twitter display is gone (again)

A few weeks ago I had the idea to get a Raspberry Pi set up to display the tweets sent about OneNote.  I wrote about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/johnguin/archive/2014/04/28/return-of-the-onenote-twitter-feed-thanks-to-raspberry-pi.aspx I am sad to say this is being shut down.  The browser I had to use (Ice Weasel, a Firefox variant) simply kept crashing at least once…

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Testing the printer change

Testing the change I made was fairly straightforward and is a good example of a small, but complete, test matrix. The feature behaved differently if a registry key was set AND the number of pages was above 10, so the matrix was pretty small: And that is it. There was nothing special about other test…

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A change for printing to OneNote 2013

When we shipped OneNote 2013 SP1, we changed the way we printed long documents to OneNote. I’m happy to announce we released a change (two days ago as I write this) that makes the behavior much better.  I received a mail about this today and that reminded me that this fix had just gone out. …

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Updating some comments and metadata

This week I was given a small set of bugs that ultimately amounted to saying we are still using the word "SkyDrive" in some different places in OneNote. We changed the name to OneDrive recently and made a big effort to get the name correct so I looked into these reports. It turns out there…

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