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Windows Live Writer

I was a bit late to checking out Windows Live Writer. The reason: the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin for WordPress. I didn’t see the point in authoring in a tool and then having to edit it in my browser.

Then I found the instructions for how to do the UTW tags from Live Writer: here.

Now I write and post all from Live Writer. Cool.

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    Jim Benson wrote @ October 14th, 2006 at 8:34 pm

I like LiveWriter fine, but there are a lot more things one can do with HTML than it allows. What I find most lacking is blockquotes. Without blockquotes I am nothing.

I must have Blockquotes, Robert.


I do try to use LiveWriter at least once a week, along with Performancing, Flock and a few other tools. Of the group, I’d say Performancing is still my favorite.

    Spike Washburn (Writer Dev Team) wrote @ October 15th, 2006 at 8:48 am

>Jim Benson Said: “I must have Blockquotes”
Have you tried the button on the toolbar that looks like a quote (the tab key triggers blockquotes too)? Is there something else you are looking for blockquoting?

    Robert W. Anderson wrote @ October 15th, 2006 at 8:52 am

Blockquotes work fine for me.

User error on your part? Do you have the first beta? Is it some issue with TypePad?

    Jim Benson wrote @ October 15th, 2006 at 9:18 am

Oh look at that. Blockquotes.

Musta been thinking of something else. When I go back and look at my review of Live Writer, I say nothing about blockquotes. Now it’ll be bothering me for hours which one didn’t have blockquotes.

Anyway, I give a glowing review of Live Writer here:

My only reservations were these:

6. At least initially, it’s fatal flaws are: no tagging, no integration with flickr, and no integration with digg or

Sorry, Spike. I love your blockquotes.

    Robert W. Anderson wrote @ October 15th, 2006 at 10:02 am

I don’t know about support for Flickr, digg, (maybe some plugin does this), but now tagging seems to be convered.

What version are you using? The WordPress / tagging integration required either the first LiveWriter beta and a plugin / or just the 2nd beta.

    Shannon Whitley » Windows LIve Writer wrote @ October 15th, 2006 at 8:51 pm

[…] Robert Anderson is now using Windows Live Writer.  This has become my blog writer of choice.  In fact, it has such a cool editor (i.e. it doesn’t add a bunch of crap-tags like Word) that I’m now using Windows Live Writer to create general HTML documents. […]

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