Send to OneNote from Outlook PowerToy Released

At long last, my PowerToy is live! Send to OneNote from Outlook lets you send Mail, Post items and Sticky Notes to OneNote (note, this was previously called Outlook2OneNote).

While you are there I also recommend Send to OneNote from Internet Explorer.

Both of these use the OneNoteImporter that Donovan created.

A lot of folks at Microsoft were instrumental in dogfooding the product as well as answering my never ending questions about managed programmability in Office 2003. Special thanks to Siew Moi Khor and Misha Shneerson for showing me the light.

Note, if you install this PowerToy and you do not see the toolbar icons in your Outlook standard toolbar this is because the Outlook 2003 .NET Programmability Support is not enabled. To fix this you must:

  1. Uninstall the PowerToy if you have already installed it

  2. From the Start menu, select Control Panel, and click Add/Remove programs.

  3. Select Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, and then select Change.

  4. Select Add or Remove Features and click Next.

  5. Click Chose advanced customization of applications.

  6. Expand Microsoft Office Outlook, and confirm .NET Programmability Support is set to Run from My Computer.

update: seems Peter has found some bugs.

  1. Navigate to Selected Item is broken. It is supposed to take you to the OneNote page you created from the Outlook item

  2. Sometime the message header isn't coming across. Not sure about this one yet.

Comments (5)
  1. Josh says:

    Thanks for the great plugin.

    It would be nice if it transferred any attachments to onenote as well.

    At the moment I transfer these manually(drag and drop) to onenote once the text component of the mail has been created with the plugin.

    Maybe thats something you could consider for v2.

  2. Remind me to show you the next version of Anagram.

    It will toggle so you can select text, and then drop it into either outlook or say blogjet/one note, etc.

    Very, very cool stuff.


  3. Hi Omar,

    I installed your powertoy. I am not sure but it seems to have broken my "send to mail recipient" right click menu option. Have you seen this happen before? Also I am unable to use the mailto toolbar button inside Office applications. I installed sp1 and then your powertoy and the IE sent to powertoy and now it is not working 🙁 I uninstalled your toy but no luck. Any ideas for me to try?


    Travis Johnson

  4. Omar Shahine says:


    I’m not sure this is my PowerToy doing that.

  5. ben says:

    i have in outlook 2003 my todo list. is there any possibility to import this list into onenote?

    so, if i change something of the todo-list in outlook it will be changed in onenote too?



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