I’ve been using the Beta of Windows Live Writer for blogging recently, and it works great. However, now that I’m a Vista/Office 2007 convert, I see no reason to use this tool when Word 2007 has blogging tools built in.
The big problem for the last few weeks has been Word 2007 doesn’t support the DasBlog engine. All Google searches led me to this conclusion. But, I finally got it working with images! It’s not as straight forward as using WLW, but here is how it’s done:
- Open Word 2007 and select Blog Post.
- Open the Manage Accounts button in the Blog section of the toolbar. And click “New”.
- Under Blog Account, select “Other” and then click “Next”.
For the API, select MetaWebLog. For the URL, use your domain plus blogger.aspx. The Account information is your normal blogger login and password.
For Picture Options, use an FTP account as “My Own Server”. You will have to set this up as you did with WLW. You could put your username and password in the FTP url, otherwise you will be prompted for it the first time you post.
Now you should be able to post from Word 2007.