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Tags Summary Question/Problem

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by James Knight, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. James Knight

    James Knight Flightless Bird

    I have finally gotten my Tags organized in a meaningful way and am applying
    them effectively. When I go to the Tags Summary I notice that Onenote is
    sorting my tags in alphabetical order. When I create a to do list with check
    boxes I put the tasks that are outstanding in the order that they need to be
    done. When I check the Tags Summary the alpabetized sort takes all my tags
    that are in the right order and destroys the organization. What happens is
    the Tag Summary and Create Summary Page is undoing all my work and renders
    the Summary useless (at least it does for me). Can I force the Tags Summary
    to display the list in the order it finds the tags and not try to be helpful?
     
  2. John Guin [msft]

    John Guin [msft] Flightless Bird

    I wrote about this (from a test viewpoint) at
    http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/arch...-with-and-testing-to-do-lists-in-onenote.aspx.
    I know this won't do exactly what you want, but showing only unchecked items
    may help.

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


    "James Knight" wrote:

    > I have finally gotten my Tags organized in a meaningful way and am applying
    > them effectively. When I go to the Tags Summary I notice that Onenote is
    > sorting my tags in alphabetical order. When I create a to do list with check
    > boxes I put the tasks that are outstanding in the order that they need to be
    > done. When I check the Tags Summary the alpabetized sort takes all my tags
    > that are in the right order and destroys the organization. What happens is
    > the Tag Summary and Create Summary Page is undoing all my work and renders
    > the Summary useless (at least it does for me). Can I force the Tags Summary
    > to display the list in the order it finds the tags and not try to be helpful?
     
  3. James Knight

    James Knight Flightless Bird

    John,

    Is there a way to remove the auto-formatting via registry key or change the
    query language that is tied to the "refresh results" button? This looks like
    it is just adding a alpahbetical sort to a Database Query or a default
    setting that I need to turn off. Database queries don't automatically sort
    things unless you ask it to.

    I mean think of excel if you sorted things by the appropriate column and
    then just when you get it perfect, excel would come over the top and
    rearrange it. I can't believe that this is not something adjustable. It
    would be perfect if it did not sort it after I already sorted it. The irony
    is I just need a simple status summary to send to my boss and I have been
    buring up hours of time looking for something that seems so obvious to me.

    There has got to be a way that I can prioritize the list using the tags and
    not an arbitrary alphabetized list. I mean since when does a TO DO list make
    more sense in alphabetical order? I have never heard of such a thing.

    Just something simple like Go to the grocery store and then Call Dentist
    would be re-arragned as Call Dentist and then Go to grocery store after I
    search for my tags on the summary page.

    Thank you,

    James Knight

    "John Guin [msft]" wrote:

    > I wrote about this (from a test viewpoint) at
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin/arch...-with-and-testing-to-do-lists-in-onenote.aspx.
    > I know this won't do exactly what you want, but showing only unchecked items
    > may help.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > John Guin
    > OneNote Test Team
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/johnguin
    >
    >
    > "James Knight" wrote:
    >
    > > I have finally gotten my Tags organized in a meaningful way and am applying
    > > them effectively. When I go to the Tags Summary I notice that Onenote is
    > > sorting my tags in alphabetical order. When I create a to do list with check
    > > boxes I put the tasks that are outstanding in the order that they need to be
    > > done. When I check the Tags Summary the alpabetized sort takes all my tags
    > > that are in the right order and destroys the organization. What happens is
    > > the Tag Summary and Create Summary Page is undoing all my work and renders
    > > the Summary useless (at least it does for me). Can I force the Tags Summary
    > > to display the list in the order it finds the tags and not try to be helpful?
     

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