Blog in Word 2007

Joe Friend has some interesting news re: Word 2007. You’ll be able to author blog posts using it and publish directly to your blog (via metaweblog API or the ATOM API).

Now, there’s no way I’d be blogging this news unless I had read the following. Which I did:

“That’s right. No more verbose Word HTML. The goal for this feature is not pure fidelity, but the right fidelity for your blog. The HTML for this post was created by Word. Go ahead, click View, Source in your browser and look at the HTML starting with “Word is a great tool…” We really are going pretty basic here. Bold become <strong>, Italic becomes <em>, Heading 1 become <h1>, Quotes become <blockquote> and on it goes. There are definitely kinks in Beta 2. For example we are encoding smart quotes incorrectly so I had to turn off that feature in Word, but the goal is to output just what is needed to make your blog post clean and readable (code and rendered HTML).”

At last 🙂

Comments (4)

  1. tim scarfe says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it haha 🙂

    Last time msft built in a "filtered html" option, it wasn’t all that filtered.

    The funny one for me is the translation of lists i.e. bullet points. If they are one level deep you get nice <ul><li> however more than two levels and you start using paragraphs with an increasing margin-left inside the origional list!

    Mind you – I have the word team to thank for my Regular Expression skills…

  2. LexBlog Blog says:

    Alex Barnett at Microsoft shares that you’ll able to author blog posts using Word 2007. You’ll then be able to publish directly to your blog. Alex picked up the following from Joe Friend on the Word 2007 team: That’s right….