Tool Shed Tooltip #25 - Live Writer ... more than a blogging tool

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My browser-based blog posting tools are clunky and difficult to use - there's got to be an easier way! Also, Live Writer is more than a blogging tool. Learn how to post content to a portal!

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Example Problem(s) it solves:

  • Easily include images (cut & paste) from capture tools like SnagIt  and Windows Snipping Tool
  • Compatible with a wide range of blog and content engines through the metaWeblog API
  • You can use WLW as a content provider for your own app thru SDK
Installation Notes:
  • Web installer always gets you the latest version, auto-updates
  • Choice of other Live tool installs: Messenger, Mail, and Photo Gallery

Usage Notes: Save draft and publish options

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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Hello Russell,


    Channel 9 uses the metaweblog API, did you post using Windows Live Writer? If not, why not Wink

  • User profile image

    Live Writer is a great time saver indeed.

    But there are some problems. Like extra spaces between paragraphs when you post on blogspot sites, while it posts fine on live spaces.

  • User profile image

    I'll have to add this to my list of things to do! Thanks for the idea on using this to post to channel 9. russ

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