9. March 2008 11:43
The post didn't go as well as I was hoping but I think the 2 major problems listed below are just configuration issues but time will tell. The third problem probably will not be fixable but it's not a major thing for me. Below are the problems that I had with this post.
- Images didn't upload to the blog but I'm thinking it's just a configuration issue
- Originally the bullets were numbers but I'm sure this is something I did incorrectly on my part
- The post wouldn't publish because the category didn't already exist. Once I created the category manually then the post published with no problems.
I'm probably going to give it a couple more tries before making my mind up on it but overall I think it was pretty nice to use and I hope I can get the problems fixed or find reasonable work a rounds.
********* Original Post ***********
Several months ago I discovered the option "New blog post" in Word 2007 and I was really interested in it but never tried it because I was using community blog host and I didn't want to cause any problems for that host so I just didn't do anything with it. When I switched over to BlogEngine.NET an open source platform and paid for my own hosting I figured I would try it and see if I liked the Word 2007 option. Below are the steps that I took to setup Word 2007 and publish my first blog entry from the software.
- I opened Word and clicked the "Office Button" and then the "New" icon. Then I highlighted the "New blog post" and clicked the "Create" button.
- Then I was presented with the "Register a Blog Account" screen and clicked the "Register Now" button.
- The "New Blog Account" screen appeared next and I picked the appropriate entry in the dropdown list, which was "other blog" for me because I'm using BlogEngine.NET.
- The "New Account" screen was the next to appear and for me I changed the API dropdown list to "MetaWebLog" and then for the "Blog Post URL" I used "http://blog.michaellotter.com/metaweblog.axd". The user name and password is the username and password that you use for signing into your blog. Once everything is filled in then click the "OK" button.
- Since everything was successful I received the "Account registration successful" pop-up window and then everything was ready to go after the "OK" button was clicked.
For this post I also added a new category called "Word 2007" and I did this by clicking the "Insert Category" option. Now I was ready to post it and I went ahead and saved it to my hard drive for safe keeping and then clicked the "Published" button.