Okay, so here I am, working in Microsoft Word.
I kid you not. This is one of the features of Word. I had no idea. It’s “teh awesome” as the kidz say now.
I guess it’s been a while since I did anything with a seriously current version of Word, but I have to tell you this is pretty amazing. I can get all the powerful editing features of MS Word, like its grammar check utility, its spell checker, the formatting options … and yet, I can post directly to the blog of my choice from a variety of providers. I can manage my blog accounts, insert categories, and insert pictures and other items just as with other Word documents. And it will post directly to my blog when I’m finished with the nifty little “Publish” button.
Pretty cool, no?
Now, there are other things I can see it won’t do. Such things as insert tags, or do the auto-linking which is such an integral part of my love for Windows Live Writer. But for those of us who love to post fiction and poetry on our blogs, using a late-model version of Word so you can have the editing power of a full-featured word processor and some of the capabilities of a blogging desktop client.
Pretty doggone sweet.
This isn’t going to replace WLW for me by any stretch of the imagination. Not a prayer. I have too many other things in WLW I’ve come to depend on for me to want to do that, and Word makes me work a lot harder after hitting the publishing button to get things right. But it’s a pretty cool way to get a blog post done, and if you’re someone who’s wanted the capabilities of a word processing software package to do your blogging, this might be the real deal.
Just another cool toy to play with, so I figured I’d give you all a shout-out about it.
Hope you’re having a great day.
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