I’m using Word 2007 to create this post. I was actually starting to create a new document and I figured I would try creating a new blog post to see how it works.
I was first presented with this dialog to register my blog:
I selected WordPress from the list and saw this dialog:
I put in my blog (http://nathandewitt.net/blog/xmlrpc.php) and entered my account information. I clicked OK and presto changeo I was done.
Next I entered my title:
Then I clicked on the Insert Category. It reconnected to my blog to download my Categories, and then I selected Meta from the dropdown list.
I’m going to play around with some of the Word 2007 features to see how it handles them:
private SPListItemCollection nominated(SPList calendarList)
SPQuery query = new SPQuery();
query.ViewAttributes = "Scope=\"Recursive\"";
query.Query = "<Where>" +
"<FieldRef Name=\"" + nominateField + "\" />" +
"<Value Type=\"bit\">1</Value>" +
Finally, I typed everything up and clicked Publish. It seems pretty straight-forward.
- Simple to get up and running
- Handles styles decently
- Images get uploaded and stored without hassle
- It’s nice to work in the familiar environment of Word
- Making changes just involves publishing again
- Equations don’t get converted to PNG or anything, they just vanish
- Difficult to predict formatting, had to put each picture’s text wrapping properties to Top & Bottom
- Word Art images have white background
- The code gets messed up – coloring is fine but each line is a separate paragraph
This was easy to get going, but I’m not pleased with the embedding of other items (pictures, equations, code). This is a great solution for just writing a typical blog entry without a lot of pictures or style changes. Maybe I’ll use this more for blogging longer essays. I think I’ll stick with handcoding the HTML for now.