Windows Live Writer

Well this post isn’t ACT! related at all and I’m still trying to get used to writing a Blog  Initially I was using the web-based interface from the WordPress Admin screen. After that I started to write in Word and copy-paste into the web editor.

I did a quick Google to see if it was possible to directly connect Word to my Blog  and as I suspected it was possible but the really interesting thing was everyone seemed to be talking about Windows Live Writer. I did remember seeing some reference to this when I downloaded the newest version of Windows Messenger but hadn’t really paid any attention to it. Now that I have a Blog, I thought I might as well try it out and see what everyone was talking about.

I have to say I am impressed with this little utility! I’m actually using it at the moment to write this up! It’s light, quick and very simple to use and I get the opportunity to Preview as well with my chosen theme. I’ve installed a couple of plugins such as Insert Video and Insert Code. The only downside to all this is that the Insert Code plugin seems to be a little buggy in this Windows 8 version of Live Writer 2012, it seems to work fine when I boot into Win 7. The other point is that as I understand it, Microsoft have stopped any further development on Live Writer and thus it retains the old “Live” brand name. I would love to hear from others about their views of offline Blog editors.

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