Monday, May 12, 2008

Trying Out Windows Live Writer

Interesting, I've just clicked around to find out what's there, and I discovered that when I click on "View Weblog", it actually opens my preferred Firefox. I remember reading a comment question from Rositta somewhere a few days ago regarding this. I have also downloaded ScribeFire, which I will try out later. Writing this, I notice as well that the blog colours are the right ones even here in Live Writer. Very clever. It seems to have Blogger's features and a few more. I will try and upload a photo now and see if it messes up the font like sometimes Blogger does, in particular if I have typed it up in Word first and then pasted it into Blogger. Here goes.

New needles

Well that was easy. I sharpened it and added a watermark, almost making my Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 superfluous.

Checking out what's in the toolbars and drop-down menus I discover that there is a lot more to investigate. So far so good. I have now run out of time, so I will continue later. Let's see if I can post this directly from here without any problems. Fingers crossed!

7 comments:

traveler one said...

Looks good! Don't forget to download some of the plug-ins too.

swenglishexpat said...

Hi Traveler One - It seems to be a very useful tool. Have to look into the plug-ins, thanks for pointing it out!

oreneta said...

Hey there, Traveler One and Lulu have been using Live writer, and they both like the polariod feature, though I have to confess it takes SOOOOoooooo long to load...the photo you put up was much faster...I like the watermark...

Rositta said...

Looks great, how do you do the watermark? I'm just experimenting with scribefire for now...ciao

matthew_in_ham said...

I'm experimenting with ScribeFire too. I like the way that you can launch it from a web page that you want to blog about.

swenglishexpat said...

Oreneta - Good to know Polaroid takes time because I haven't down-loaded any plug-ins yet.
Rositta - I don't remember where I found it, just that it was easy. You will probably have found it by now. Haven't tried ScribeFire yet.
Matthew - Interesting about that feature. I'll check it out later.

juz said...

I really need to download this windows livewriter. Everywhere I read people are using it..

Hmmmm... looks good.

Justine
PS- have a great time partying for 2 weeks back 'home'.