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Importing text files (PowerToy?)

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Steve Silverwood, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    So far, I have yet to see the capability in OneNote to import a text
    file into a note, or better yet a series of text files into individual
    notes.

    Anyone willing to contemplate the creation of a PowerToy for this? Or
    is it something in OneNote 2010 that I've so far missed seeing?

    //Steve//

    Steve Silverwood, KB6OJS
    Wildomar, California, USA
    Email: steve.silverwood@gmail.com
     
  2. John Guin [msft]

    John Guin [msft] Flightless Bird

    I wrote one for English at
    http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/04/30/customer-feedback-results-in-another-powertoy.aspx

    it needs to be extended for other languages, so feel free to hop in!

    --
    73,
    John Guin, KB7ZJW
    OneNote Test Team
    http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin


    "Steve Silverwood" wrote:

    > So far, I have yet to see the capability in OneNote to import a text
    > file into a note, or better yet a series of text files into individual
    > notes.
    >
    > Anyone willing to contemplate the creation of a PowerToy for this? Or
    > is it something in OneNote 2010 that I've so far missed seeing?
    >
    > //Steve//
    >
    > Steve Silverwood, KB6OJS
    > Wildomar, California, USA
    > Email: steve.silverwood@gmail.com
    > .
    >
     
  3. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:08:01 -0800, John Guin [msft] <john (dot) guin
    (at) hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I wrote one for English at
    >http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/04/30/customer-feedback-results-in-another-powertoy.aspx
    >
    >it needs to be extended for other languages, so feel free to hop in!


    Thanks. Tried it out just now, pointed to a folder where there are a
    lot of files and sub-folders, but only a couple of TXT files, and
    selected the target notebook. Clicked the Import button and the
    system popped OneNote (2010 x64) open and ground on the hard drive for
    a while but nothing imported. After about 20 minutes I closed the
    program.

    Is there a 64-bit issue? A Windows 7 x64 issue? Or did I just screw
    something up?

    //Steve//
     
  4. John Guin [msft]

    John Guin [msft] Flightless Bird

    Hi Steve,

    I just noticed a bug that works like this: if you specifically select to
    import files to Unfiled Notes, the app will hang.

    To work around this, don't select Unfiled Notes. Just click Import and the
    notes will be imported there. Choosing another selection should be OK.

    If that is not the error, can you jump into a debugger and let me know where
    you are seeing the hang?
    --
    Thanks,
    John Guin
    OneNote Test Team
    http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin


    "Steve Silverwood" wrote:

    > On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:08:01 -0800, John Guin [msft] <john (dot) guin
    > (at) hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I wrote one for English at
    > >http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/archive/2007/04/30/customer-feedback-results-in-another-powertoy.aspx
    > >
    > >it needs to be extended for other languages, so feel free to hop in!

    >
    > Thanks. Tried it out just now, pointed to a folder where there are a
    > lot of files and sub-folders, but only a couple of TXT files, and
    > selected the target notebook. Clicked the Import button and the
    > system popped OneNote (2010 x64) open and ground on the hard drive for
    > a while but nothing imported. After about 20 minutes I closed the
    > program.
    >
    > Is there a 64-bit issue? A Windows 7 x64 issue? Or did I just screw
    > something up?
    >
    > //Steve//
    > .
    >
     
  5. Steve Silverwood

    Steve Silverwood Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:11:01 -0800, John Guin [msft] <john (dot) guin
    (at) hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Hi Steve,
    >
    >I just noticed a bug that works like this: if you specifically select to
    >import files to Unfiled Notes, the app will hang.
    >
    >To work around this, don't select Unfiled Notes. Just click Import and the
    >notes will be imported there. Choosing another selection should be OK.
    >
    >If that is not the error, can you jump into a debugger and let me know where
    >you are seeing the hang?


    That was indeed the error. I just tried it using a different target,
    and it worked fine.

    Thanks!

    //Steve//
     

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