Publish to Blogger from Word

Blogger logoI’ve recently converted back to Blogger after spending some time using WordPress for my own blog but I’ve been having problems with WYSIWYG editor. Basically, when I click the spell-checker, nothing happens which is a real pain because nowadays I rely on it. Rather than go back to school however, I found this excellent application Blogger for Word which allows me to post from my habitual word processing application anyway.

Since I’m totally familiar with Word already, this has made composing blog posts a lot easier, plus you get all the benefits of a dedicated word processing app such as grammar checker and word counter. All you need to do is install the Blogger for Word add-on, and three buttons appear in your Word toolbar. ‘Publish’ creates and publishes a new post from the text in your document, ‘Open Post’ enables you to edit your last 15 Blogger posts in Word and ‘Save as Draft’ enables you to keep a post unpublished. The post will appear in your Blogger account, but not publicly on your blog.

Be warned, however that you may experience some formatting problems as Word likes to insert all sorts of annoying tags from time to time but generally, this works surprisingly well.

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