Over on the Word blog Joe Friend has broken the news about the new blogging support we’ve added to Word 2007. I’m happy to say that OneNote 2007 is also going to benefit, as a feature I have long wanted will now come to OneNote 2007 – blogging support directly from OneNote.
You should check out the entry on Joe’s blog for the details because all I get to tell you is that you can now use “File/Send to/Blog” or right-click on a selection or page in OneNote, choose “Blog This”, and whatever you did that to will be sent over to Word2007 ready for you to categorize, edit, and publish. This includes embedded pictures.
This is awesome for me and many of you whom I know use OneNote to write your blog entries because it gives you a way to gather up info, keep drafts, etc. By going through Word’s new blog feature we get a whole lot of stuff for free such as the specialized blogging UI, the clean HTML, the support for many providers, etc.
FYI if you are using Beta 2 (not out quite yet – hang on a couple more weeks), to get the OneNote 2007 feature to work you will need to perform a little workaround:
Copy Blog.dotx from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Ok, now go read Joe’s post.