All of a sudden there is a small note inside the ‘right-click’-menu that says “Blog This”. Now, that sounds interesting. It may be the feature that I’ve been looking for some while. Currently I’m using the Microsoft Live Writer to create new postings to the blog, but if I can keep the number of dependencies down to get a working laptop, I’m all for it.
So, does it work, is the general question?
First we think of a new subject for a blogpost. In this case, it concerns creating blogposts. Of course, this is quite a stupid subject and a bit of a meta-blog in itself. But then again, sometimes you have to get stuff like that written out. It even gets worse. When you tell OneNote to ‘Blog this’ it copies everything into MS Word. How about an unexpected result. But, how to get to the rest? The ribbon tells there’s a ‘Publish’ button.
When you press it, it offers to enter the essential information for blogging, and then you’re off. And, surprise, surprise, it actually seems to work. Well, sort of. All the stuff you ordinarily expect, like adding tags, setting the categories, is not quite where you expect them. Actually, I haven’t been able to find them at all.
Further, the text becomes riddled with html tags, which makes the layout quite different from your average blogpost. That’s really not what you would expect from a blogging client.
Concluding, there is a very slim chance that Microsoft Word will become a very well received blog-writing-client. It’s quite dysfunctional in this respect. But, if all you have is the ‘trusted’ MS Word, it’s better than nothing.