Google Releases Blogger for Microsoft Word
Users of the free Weblog service, Blogger, now can publish directly from inside Microsoft Word.Google announced earlier this week the release of Blogger for Word, a free add-in, downloadable from the Web, that allows users of the Weblog service Blogger to post directly to their sites from Microsoft Word. Once the add-in is installed, three additional buttons appear on a users Word toolbar: Publish, Open Post and Save As Draft. These allow users to publish new posts directly from the text document, open and edit their last 15 posts in Word and save posts without publishing them. In order to use the Blogger for Word add-in, users must have a free Blogger account, and be running Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher, and Microsoft Word 2000 and higher.
"There are millions of people who live in Microsoft Word especially people who write stuff for a living . What doesnt make sense is that if you want your words to wind up on the Web, you have to trade this writing environment, and the tools youre comfortable with, for a flaky text area," said Evan Williams, a founder of Pyra Labs, on his Weblog.