Skip to main content

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.

 DSC03213

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

  DSC03126  

 

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

Map image

 

Well this is about it.

Comments

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 :)
-dee
Thomas Clancy said…
Well, my version only has the following for Text Wrapping:

Inline
Left
Right

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: http://download.live.com

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:
http://www.newbtech.com/2009/04/windows-live-writer-2009-installing-on.html

Hope that helps mate.
-dee
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!

Popular posts from this blog

Brainstorming, Mind Mapping, Curio

I use this really cool Mac OS X  (I mean, is there really anything better than a Mac?) software by Zengobi called Curio.  While it lacks many of the things I would like to see in such an application--you really can't go by what I write here because what I want hasn't yet been imagined, except by me of course and I am too lazy to do anything about it--it has great potential and I think that if Zengobi has the vision it can become even more powerful which is really cool.

Part of what it gives you is mind mapping, but unlike mind mapping tools that are all about just mind mapping, Curio gives you a blank canvas onto which you can drop any kind of resource such as images, documents, web pages, etc.  And you can organize all of these sorts of things as mind maps or structured lists.  Or you don't need to do that at all.  You can just be free to layout everything randomly.



It is also a project management application, but it looks nothing like any project management software.  Th…

Quilling and Chilling

Perhaps it's because I own a scrapbooking and papercraft store.  Perhaps it is the artist within.  Perhaps it's sheer boredom as I suffer this long period of employment drought.  But whatever it is, I've decided to learn more about papercrafts and especially something called quilling or paper filigree.

I'm not quite sure why I find fascination in such things.  I am a computer geek, programmer, software developer, etc.  It must go back to my childhood and my fascination with creating arts and crafts.  As a budding artist my bud was snipped from the tree of art, and I never did pursue it. But I love color.  I love how to mix it to create new colors, how to place complimentary colors together, how to match and blend and create things with color.

The tools and the techniques of quilling are deceptively simple.  I say deceptively because although it appears at first that you are simply rolling paper around a slotted rod, forming the rolled paper into one of a few basic shapes…

Breastfeeding, Facebook, Obscenity and Idiocy

So I've been hearing on Fox Snooze that facebook had removed a photo of a woman who was breastfeeding her child public (as apposed to an adult, which is a separate issue entirely).  Facebook did concede and allow these sorts of photos to be posted, but there still might be a lawsuit brought against them by a coalition of women.  Whatever.

Now, two opposing views, both by women.  One says that it's a natural thing to breastfeed an infant and that it is not pornography nor is it obscene, which is facebook's policy for sensoring photos that are "pornography" and/or "obscene".  The other says that she doesn't want to see this on facebook, that this sort of thing should be done at home in private.

I see problems with both arguments.  First, yes, it is a natural thing to breastfeed.  But is having sex and nudity.  Why?  Most everyone has sex, and I imagine that it is prevalent to have sex in the nude, unless you consider dry humping whatever the hell tha…