Testing Word Posting Feature

Per Steven Taylor‘s suggestion, I’m trying out Word 2007’s blog posting feature.

Testing numbered list:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

Testing ordered list:

  • One
  • Two
  • Three

Testing
multiple
font colors.

Testing highlighted text.

Testing blockquote:

This is pretty standard stuff if you’ve ever used one of the many blog post authoring applications. In Beta 2 we support MSN Spaces, SharePoint 2007 (of course), Blogger, and Community Server (which is used for blogs.msdn.com). You can also set up a custom account with services that support the metaweblog API or the ATOM API. All the blog providers seems to interpret these APIs a bit different so there kinks we’re still working out. But the basics should work in Beta 2. We hope to add a few more services to the list before we ship. The Word blog authoring feature is extensible and we will publish information so that blog providers can insure that their systems work with Word.

Testing chart:

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Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Is this attack in that has to be installed on your server? Or on both ends? I know what I was on the blogspot blog, the Word tack-on was invaluable to me.
    I’d like to think what you’re describing would also be that way, but it’s going to be a couple of years before I get word 2007.

  2. James Joyner says:

    It’s built into Word. All you need to do is set up the login info.

  3. Michael says:

    An office suite to write blog posts? Isn’t that overkill? Why not just incorporate something like FCKEditor or TinyMCE?

  4. James Joyner says:

    An office suite to write blog posts? Isn’t that overkill? Why not just incorporate something like FCKEditor or TinyMCE?

    I agree that it would be silly to go out and pay $700 for an office suite for this purpose but most of us already have Word. TinyMCE looks, at first glance at least, like a pain to set up. FCKEditor looks promising enough but, really, it’s not clear why downloading and installing and setting it up is any easier than just using one’s word processing package.

  5. Michael says:

    Actually, I was suggesting that WordPress add one of the two into their default setup. I’m kind of surprised they haven’t.

  6. James Joyner says:

    Actually, I was suggesting that WordPress add one of the two into their default setup. I’m kind of surprised they haven’t.

    Yeah, that would make sense. There are all manner of problems with composing longish posts in the WordPress editor, although that’s what I’ve mostly done. I’ve tried various external editors and never been happy.