When Microsoft released Office 2007, I was overwhelmed at all the things it could do, and it never ceases to impress me. Especially PowerPoint – it’s got those great reflection controls. It’s one of the best office suites for Windows I’ve ever used – except iWork, which is only for Mac OS X. Yes. Better than Symphony and OO.org.
A great feature, this time from Word 2007, is blog publishing. Publishing a blog is just as easy as typing a document along with the ease of putting all those great headlines and super-efficient spell checking. So here are the steps. Follow closely!
1] Open Word 2007. Vista or Windows 7 users can type “word” in the search bar in the Start menu.
2] Click on the Office button on the top left corner.
3] In the menu, click Publish and click Blog.
4] A new document must now open. A dialog box will appear, telling you to register an account. Click Register Now.
5] Choose your blog provider now. A list of the common blog providers is already available; however, you may add another one if your blog provider isn’t listed. I chose WordPress, as your favourite blog Shadow Line is hosted on it.
6] Click Next. A windows will appear asking you to enter your blog information. Do so.
7] This is an example of the information which I’ve entered for my blog. Notice that the URL is http://crystalunicorn.wordpress.com/xmlprc.php, and not http://www.crystalunicorn.wordpress.com/xmlprc.php. Do not forget to exclude the “www” part. It doesn’t work otherwise. Enter the User Name and Password. You do know that, don’t you. Don’t you? Don’t you?!
8] Click Picture Options if you want to change the way pictures are posted on your blog – whether you host them on the blog server, or on another server. Click OK when you’re done.
9] Your Blog Provider will now be contacted to register Word with your blog account.
10] Success! Click OK to start blogging.