June 23

OneNote Search and Replace

Dan has posted Jeffrey’s OneNote Search and Replace PowerToy

How it works

  1. Download the application from here: OneNoteSearchReplace.zip
  2. Extract the application and run the setup.exe
  3. You will now have a new toolbar button in OneNote which looks like this:
    image
  4. Click the button and you will see a window like this:
    image
  5. Now you can choose your search terms and what scope.
  6. Click Preview and Replace to try it out!

Additional Note: Dan also included a disclaimer that PowerToys posted on his blog [and all other blogs too] are not supported by Microsoft and are use at your own risk.

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Posted June 23, 2007 by AdminID in category MS OneNote Team, Taskbar & Utilities

36 thoughts on “OneNote Search and Replace

  1. Bruce

    Is anyone else having trouble with this? I installed it without incident, I can see the button on the toolbar, and I can click the button and access the dialog box. However, no matter what options I choose or what text I try to replace, whenever I click the Preview button, all I get is pop-up window that says “Search failed.”

  2. Bruce

    Is anyone else having trouble with this? I installed it without incident, I can see the button on the toolbar, and I can click the button and access the dialog box. However, no matter what options I choose or what text I try to replace, whenever I click the Preview button, all I get is pop-up window that says “Search failed.”

  3. Laura

    I downloaded your One Note tool for Firefox v 2.0.0.4 and it was a version 1.0 not a 3.0 version as indicated. Please assist me in updating to One Note tool for Firefox to the 3.0 version. I can't seem to find your update. I would hate to give up Firefox for IE – Thanks!

  4. Laura

    I downloaded your One Note tool for Firefox v 2.0.0.4 and it was a version 1.0 not a 3.0 version as indicated. Please assist me in updating to One Note tool for Firefox to the 3.0 version. I can’t seem to find your update. I would hate to give up Firefox for IE – Thanks!

  5. Nikki

    Same thing for me. It installed just fine, but no matter what I enter, I always get the search failed pop-up.

  6. Nikki

    Same thing for me. It installed just fine, but no matter what I enter, I always get the search failed pop-up.

  7. Trevor

    Is is a failed powertoy? Or a virus/trojan type program…? Cause it doesn't do anything like search and replace….

  8. Trevor

    Is is a failed powertoy? Or a virus/trojan type program…? Cause it doesn’t do anything like search and replace….

  9. Trevor

    Ok not a failed or malicious powertoy. After I installed windows Desktop Search 3.0, it works like a charm. I can't believe that Onenote didn't come with this in the first place.

    Awesome search and replace

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  10. Trevor

    Ok not a failed or malicious powertoy. After I installed windows Desktop Search 3.0, it works like a charm. I can’t believe that Onenote didn’t come with this in the first place.

    Awesome search and replace

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  11. Steve

    I am Using Vist Ultimate x64, OneNote 2007. The powertoy installed fine, but when I click on the toolbar button, the button grays out and I get no screen. The button never restores itself. Why does this require windows Desktop Search 3.0? Hm…..

  12. Steve

    I am Using Vist Ultimate x64, OneNote 2007. The powertoy installed fine, but when I click on the toolbar button, the button grays out and I get no screen. The button never restores itself. Why does this require windows Desktop Search 3.0? Hm…..

  13. Amanda

    This did not work for me at all and I have spent way too much time on it. I tried uninstalling my desktop 4.0 and downgrading to 3.0. That didn’t even work. I am not getting a new toolbar in my One Note, it’s the same “search” only option as I have had.

  14. Amanda

    Ok I finally figured it out. I had to check windows for updates (which I had set for automatic but because I use Mozilla and not Internet Explorer were not working) and once my windows updates were installed, I re-installed find and replace and it worked. It is a lifesaver because I am studying for the NYS Bar and my outline had one huge error. Thanks

  15. Monica

    Unlike others who left comments, I had no problems with the installation. After restarting, there was the button! I did a search and replace and it was all there! Saved me SO much work. Thank you. I guess you fixed whatever bugs there were. (And I’m on Firefox 3.5.) Great work!

  16. Steve

    Not what I am looking for. When I copy and paste text from a PDF, it copies the line breaks between text in a column as well. I want to find the CR-LF character and replace it with a space, thus putting all the text on the same line. This works in MS Word, but not with this tool.

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  18. Abair Heart

    Dees this search add-on handle:
    1. control characters (EOL, TAB, etc)?
    2. links?
    3. formatting (colors, fonts, etc)?

    TIA

  19. Ralfy

    I can’t get it to work with OneNote 2010. The changes are previewed, but when I click on the replace button, the changes aren’t made.

  20. Jessamyn Miller

    Yes, I’m having the same problem. Installs correctly, previews changes, changes aren’t made in the notes. Is there another solution in the works?

  21. Norman

    Same here, in OneNote 2010 preview change works, hit replace but no changes are made in the notes.

  22. Connie

    I downloaded and installed. I can see stuff int he preview but when I click “replace,” nothing got replaced. I was trying to replace values on one page only.

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