I had a bad experience with Word 2007 as a blog editor.
During the process of setting up Word to talk to Movable Type, I learned that I needed to configure Movable Type to allow publishing via external programs.
Ever since I upgraded my version of Movable Type from 3.2 to 3.34, I lost my ability to use Windows Live Writer (WLW). I went back to the old, web-based basic HTML editor for posting. It was painful, but it worked.
I decided to try WLW again to see if it would start working after my modified Movable Type to support external publishing programs...and it did!
So I'm back to using WLW again and it makes me happy!
I noticed that they have added several plug-ins since I last used WLW, which may be worth trying out.
What I like about WLW:
- Support for tagging
- Support for categories
- Resize images to fit a particular blog width
- Link to original, full size photo
- Automagically uploads, resizes pictures
- Spell checker
- Very fast/light application
- WYSIWYG...uses the stylesheet from your blog you know what you post will look like before you publish it.
I did notice that if I try to link to a really big photo (like a 1920x1200 desktop), WLW will fail to post to the server with a error message. Shrinking the image size fixed the problem. This is beta software...hopefully this problem will be fixed!