Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Testing the new LIVE WRITER

 

This is the picture I give details about in Pic 3, below (that screenshot shows me working on this one…

As you know, folks, I keep having another go with LiveWriter – the layout has changed again (or maybe it looks different because I’m now using Windows7).

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Using the drop shadow

I have to say I like it more and more, and really must start using it as a regular thing (I’m just so used to going straight into Blogger). So this is a little bit of a tutorial as well – I’m using my screen capture programme to show you my progress as I write this post.

This one uses a thick black frame effect

As you can see, I applied a reflection effect, a watermark, enlarged the picture to the size I wanted, and positioned it exactly where I want it!

I’ve entered the captions below the pix by centring the text and reducing the size to 10pt.

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For this one, I’ve chose rounded corners

And now I’m going to investigate that other tab…

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A thin outline

I think you’ll agree it’s all pretty simple and straightforward.

In addition to images and videos, you can even add picture folders – little galleries – and tables.

Finally – don’t forget to add tags to your post (‘labels’ in Blogger):

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Yes, I think LiveWriter has really become a really helpful tool for making writing your blog a lot easier.

3 comments:

  1. Anne Huskey-Lockard6 September 2011 at 19:42

    I have a friend with a lovely blog that used Live Writer exclusively to publish to Blogger.
    I tried it for a while, then I guess I got lazy....
    It does have a slight learning curve, but it has so many options that are super!
    Tried getting into my Live Writer and it won't open at all~~~did they kill the old version? Will have to search.
    And remember this tutorial!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  2. I think this is a completely new version out - so I'd go and download it again. It's definitely very different to the version I tried before.

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  3. Will try to download it again as well. I used to use it often but lately I didn't really like it. Might give it another go :)

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