Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Live Writer Update

Okay, one quick update on MY thoughts about the latest Windows Live Writer program.  First of all, after my earlier post (right down below), which I also posted to Twitter  (via the new Live Writer plugin), I got a Tweet from somebody at Microsoft, wanting to know of my concerns! Consider me mightily impressed at that level of customer service!

Overall, the program loads faster than before and runs faster and more smoothly on my old laptop. There still seem to be some quirks (again, maybe because of my machine) but carriage returns at the end of a line sometimes take you back to the beginning of that line, rather than to a new line. And there are still some formatting issues when copying and pasting from bloglines.

But, I’m getting more and more impressed, especially with a wide array of new touches like picture editing, video uploads, etc. I’ll keep playing with it for a while. It appears to be worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I think I know why you are having the weird line issue problem. It is a common Blogger theme issue.

    Try removing the following lines from your blogger theme:
    /* Fix bug in IE5/Win with italics in posts */
    margin: 0;
    height: 1%;

    It seems a fix for a bug for Internet Explorer 5(now almost 10 years old) is causing Windows Live Writer some problems.

    If you need help, feel free to email me at bturner@microsoft.com