Writing blog posts from Word 2013

28 Oct

My favorite tool for writing blog posts have for the last couple of years been Live Writer (part of Windows Essentials). The reasons for the choice are several but one of them is the fact that the editor good, supports plugins and integrates well with major blog engines.

I’m writing this blog post on my new Surface RT (using the type keyboard). A bit naive I hoped I would be able to install Windows Essentials on it – Of course not. “Windows Essentials isn’t available for Windows RT, but you can you can do more with world of new apps at the Windows Store”. So I looked for an app in Windows Store but unfortunately I couldn’t find one that would suite my needs.

While I was taking a look at the new Office 2013 edition preinstalled on Surface RT I saw a template called “Blog post”. A bit skeptical I tried to click it. What meet me was a simple UI, full integration with several major blog engines (including categories), and of course the amazing word editor. In this version of Office 2013 it’s possible to set if the UI should be optimized for mouse or touch giving you more space between commands. Must say that I’m quite impressed so far.

Only thing that I seem to miss at the moments is being able to set tags on the blog post.

// thomas

2 Responses to “Writing blog posts from Word 2013”

  1. Kenneth October 28, 2012 at 23:30 #

    Kan man ændre sproget på Type- og Touch Cover’et? Jeg er klar over, at der ikke ligefrem står Æ, Ø og Å på dem, men hvis man ændrer on-screen keyboardet til Dansk, skifter cover’et så også?

    • Thomas Martinsen October 29, 2012 at 02:15 #

      Yes, the language of the keyboard will change when you change it in your language settings in Windows.

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