Our district upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007 this fall. Many of us are enjoying the new features available in Microsoft Word (once we get used to where things are located!). One of the neat features is the ability to type blog postings in Word. Type in your blog’s URL, username, and password, and Word instantly transfers the content to your blog. I used Word to publish this post. This is a faster, more flexible, and more efficient way to post text to a blog. When you’re done writing your post, you can save it as a Word document.
You can also send updates to an existing blog post. I used two different WordPress blogs to test out this tool.
And unlike most blogs, which require you to upload an image separately, somehow Word is able to send along images embedded in a Word document (such as the one above) along with your blog posting, making it easier than ever to add visually interesting content to your blog. (Though I have noticed that it requires you to log in twice. Maybe you log in once to send the image and the other time to send the text?) And if you’ve captured an image from the Web, the image is even a link!
Set your categories in your blog first, then use “Insert Category.”
No more cut and paste! Nifty.
(Image from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx)