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I finally switched to Vista the other day, which also meant that I lost my blog settings in Word. I just spent much more time than I felt necessary to find the API URL and so here it goes the info again for the record:

  1. Login to your geekswithblogs administration screens | Options | Configure, and check the box "Allow Web Service Access".
  2. Open Word and choose New …. | New blog post
  3. If this is the first time you bring up the blog post template the Account wizard should pop up automatically. Otherwise, click Manage Accounts | New. Use the following values to set up your geekswithblogs account:
    1. Blog Provider: Other
    2. API: MetaWebLog
    3. Blog post URL:<your ID>/services/metablogapi.aspx
    4. Enter your logon information


You can save your posts locally as Word files and when ready, use the "Publish" button. You cannot currently include and upload pictures to your gallery, however, you can save the post as a draft and upload and add your images manually from the web UI.

You can, however, set metadata category tags using the "Insert Category" menu options (if necessary repeatedly for multiple categories).


Posted on Friday, February 1, 2008 2:40 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: from Word 2007

# re: from Word 2007
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Have you tried using Windows Live Writer instead of Word? It will allow you to include and upload pictures to your gallery without having to do any of that manual stuff. If you go to the main feed there's a link above the Ad called "Need Support"? Jeff Julian put together instructions on how to set it up. Wasn't sure, but thought that might help if you hadn't tried it yet! Cheers!
Left by Jerod Crump on Feb 01, 2008 2:57 PM

# re: from Word 2007
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Well, I guess you make an excellent point, Jerod! I've just downloaded Live Writer and will check out image posting shortly. Other than that it looks like it's got most of the same functionality Word offers for blog editing. Thanks much!
The Live Writer setup instructions for geekswithblogs are here:
Left by maina on Feb 01, 2008 3:56 PM

# re: from Word 2007
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Thank you. Because of your post, I did not have to carry out the same search that you did.
Left by Nick Harrison on Nov 29, 2011 10:06 AM

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