I decided that my first post was going to be a useful one, so here it is:
Several users have been complaining about the missing “Send to OneNote” functionality after installing Vista 64 (see here, here and the several comments on an MSDN blog). The response from Microsoft has been rather indifferent, as they decided not to fix it before the next version of OneNote (see here). As it was one of the featurs I used most, I was seriously thinking about switching back to Vista 32 before a found a solution…
The workaround presented here brings back the support for printing documents into OneNote. Here is a detailled How-To:
- Install Zan Image Printer. The software adds a (actually two) virtual printers that generate images of the printed documents. You can get it from the Zan Image Printer download page. The tool has a 30-day trial and the full version is available for around 50$.
- Configure the Image Printer. The options are found by accessing the printer property page and going to the “Print Settings” page on the “General” tab (sorry I’m on a german locale):
- Go to the “Image” tab and select TIFF and modify the settings according to your preferences (or follow my settings).
- And now the magic bit! Switch to the “Settings” tab and select “Application” from the list box on the left side. Browse the OneNote executable (normally located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12). In the box “Parameters”, add the following text:
- Try it out! Open a PDF and print it to the Zan Image Printer. The virtual printer should now generate the image, run OneNote which shows the usual dialog:
BTW, once you are satisfied with your settings, you can disable the Zan Printer dialog on the “Save” tab.
Hope this is useful for you and comes on time to prevent you from resinstalling your whole system!
And hey MS, how do you want to convince users to install Vista 64 when your own software is not compatible???