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Post to Urban Vancouver Using Windows Live Writer

Post to Urban Vancouver Using Windows Live Writer

By pacificIT on September 1, 2006 - 1:31pm

I've been using for a few weeks now and have been VERY impressed with the results.  This new free product from Microsoft allows you to write your blog entries as easily as using Microsoft Word.  You also have the ability write your material offline and post it when everything is just right.

One of the biggest advantages of using Live Writer is the setup.  I did a little experiment to see how easy it would be to set up an account for my entries in Urban Vancouver.  If you follow the instructions Bryght places here and this stuff is all new to you, you probably would give up quickly and say, "I'll do it all online. Thanks anyway".  But what if you only needed to put in three pieces of information: the URL (, your ID and your password?  Not so difficult to get started, really!  That's it!  You now can post directly to Urban Vancouver.  Very cool.

Give it a shot and let me know how it works for you.

Robert Sanzalone

Submitted by Richard Eriksson on September 1, 2006 - 1:48pm.

Thanks for posting this, Robert. I added it to our list of how-to's.

Submitted by Ray on September 1, 2006 - 1:49pm.

The best solutions are usually the simpler ones -
or words to that effect.
Introducing another step in the U/V log-in process
seems unnecessary to me. If you log in and your browser
asks to save this name and password, and you check "Yes"
then when you get onto U/V, it takes only one click
to log on. Two clicks, and you're ready to start your
writing. Works for me!

Submitted by pacificIT on September 1, 2006 - 1:53pm.

As an avid user Ray, it's not surprising YOU have a system for entries. You're in here EVERY DAY! For the rest of the world wishing to participate in Urban Vancouver, this is a GREAT alternative and far, far quicker and easier.

Submitted by Ray on September 1, 2006 - 1:59pm.

I'm glad you mentioned that, because there have been
too many days lately when it seems that I'm holding
forth on here all by myself. Where are the rest of you?
It's tough to get a dialogue going when I'm talking
to myself. Come on, Folks - Let's hear from you!
I'm getting old and tired, and I need a break....

Submitted by Roland Tanglao on September 1, 2006 - 3:23pm.

the rest of us are even more overworked and tired!

Roland Tanglao

Submitted by Ray on September 1, 2006 - 3:38pm.

Please, Roland, - Your tears are soaking my shirt!
But just because I like you guys, I'll try to crawl
over to the keyboard, and write something periodically.
But let's face it - it looks like I HAVE been hogging
center stage lately, and it's somebody else's turn!

So if anyone out there ever wanted to tell the world
what they think of it, this is the perfect spot to do
that, because Urban Vancouver is seen all over this
half of the galaxy and parts of the rest of it :)
Would I lie to you ?


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