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Checking out Windows Live Writer

I no longer have my mac, so I am stuck with windows vista on a dell laptop.  But I like to poke around and see what I can find, and I found this Windows Live Writer thing.  It's interesting, but a little confusing.  I set it up so that I can publish in this blog.  I expected, however, that there would be a list of all my other entries, but I could not seem to locate it.  Being the slow-minded-man I am, it took some time before I noticed the Open options.  And I had just started to write some criticism, but deleted it.

It seems that I cannot center this image within the post.  I even tried modifying the html code.  The nice thing is that live writer has a few basic image tools, like sharpen, which I did with this one.










I seem to be able to place an image in the 2nd column of this table, which centers it--relative to the table of course. This is a sleeping Sydney.



Here is a map of where our business and home are.

Map image


Well this is about it.


dee said…
Hmm centering an image should be quite easy..

When you select the image, a sidebar will open up. Ensure that the Text Wrapping is set to CENTER.

You shouldn't need to use tables or anything

Marking it Left or Right in the sidebar Text Wrapping options will cause the image to "float" to allow the text to roll down either side.

Hope that helps :)
Thomas Clancy said…
Well, my version only has the following for Text Wrapping:


I choose inline but it doesn't do what I want. While I can move the image inline within the text, which can sort of center it, if I put the image on its own line between paragraphs, for example, the image goes to the left.

I'm probably still doing something wrong, but I can't figure it out.
dee said…
Ah strange indeed.

Which version of WLW are you using? The 2009 version I know definitely has it.

You can download the suite from here:

If you are running windows 2003, then you may have difficulty downloading from there.. I have an article on me site with a link to the WLW MSI if you like:

Hope that helps mate.
Thomas Clancy said…
Hi again,

Yes, my version was old. I just upgraded it and now it has the Center option. Thanks for you help!

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