Blogging with Microsoft Word 2010

Setting up a Blog with Word

Before you can use Word to write blog posts,
you need a blog account somewhere on the Web.
Popular blogging services include Blogger, SharePoint blog,
Community Server, WordPress, TypePad, and Other.

After you’ve set up a blog account, the next step is to introduce
Word to your blog.
You need to give Word the user name and password you use to sign in.
The first time you start a blog post in Word, Word asks you to register your blog.
Here’s how:
Select FileNewBlog PostCreate.

A window opens for you to write a blog post.
Word also displays a dialog box (Register a Blog Account) informing you that it needs that user name and password info.
Click Register Now.

The New Blog Account dialog box open.

The dialog box contains a list of blog providers that Word can work with.
Choose your blogging service, and then click Next.

Word asks for information about your blog account.
Type in the user name and password you use to sign into your blog.

Word can store your password,
so if you don’t want to type that in whenever you put up a blog post from Word,
turn on the Remember Password check box.
You need to tell Word how to handle posting pictures to your blog;
click the Picture Options button.
This opens the Picture Options dialog box.

Click OK.

Ones your Blog is registered, you can compose your post.

The template has a post title.
Enter the name of the post.

If your Blog provider, provide a Blog categories select it under Blog Post

A menu will appear that will look like this

Select the menu and select the category you want your blog to appear in.

Now just start typing.
You have all the styles and formatting in the normal word.

As in any blog service, you can also add picture.
It is easier as, to upload it to your blog.
Click the insert.

Choose picture.

Insert and Click OK.
You can re-size and apply effects.

Finished composing.
Click on Publish a drop down menu appear.
Select Publish as Draft or Publish it.

Word will do all the necessary HTML, and your blog will show as normal.

A Dialog box will appear to contact the Blog Provider.

At the top of the post the date and time will show up.

Happy Blogging.

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