Bloggers: use Open Live Writer, the reincarnation of WLW

I am very happy that Scott Hanselman and team have recreated the Windows Live Writer 2012 as an open source project. You can Download Open Live Writer from here and read Scott’s Blog. It works side-by-side with the old WLW application. It is still work in progress – but there will be progress – which is great news.

Open Live Writer Logo

I like the new logo, which matches with the “modern” look of Microsoft icons and uses the Segoe UI Light font.

For those who want the source code, here is the GitHub link. Enjoy. I hope all the existing Plug-In creators are busy porting them to the new system. As of now there are no plug-ins available but watch out for more action here.

Needless to say, this blog post was written using Open Live Writer. Exactly same UI… still exploring. Will post more about OLW as I explore it in the next few days.

A very big thanks to Scott and his team of volunteers who have put so much effort in making this a reality. Cheers!

Why do I blog in random order?

Many readers have asked me this question. Let me explain the rationale behind it.

For those who don’t know, I write about all Microsoft Office Products. However, I don’t follow a particular pattern. I write articles which I feel like writing. Here is why…

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Using SnagIt to pool blog ideas

SnagIt is a great tool for screen capture.

Here is the way I use it – to capture ideas for future blog articles.

use snagit as a blogging tool

Estimated reading time 7 min

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How to write a handwritten blog

The simple answer is – write on paper, scan it and post it. But I am not talking about that…

Recently I wrote an article using my handwriting using OneNote. Many of the readers liked it. They wanted to know how I did it.. so here are the steps.
The handwritten blog article: Prevent inadvertent changes in documents: Mark as Final

It involves – OneNote, Surface Pro, Snagit, SketchBook Pro and Windows Live Writer.

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