One of the nice feature built into the new Word 2007 is the support for blogging. There are quite a few desktop based blogging tools, but the text editing capability provided by those is very limited.
Here are the steps to setup your blog account in Word 2007.
1. First you need to setup the account to which you will post blogs.
2. The current Beta 2 version has support for MSN Spaces and Blogger.
In Beta 2, Word has limited support for additional Atom or Metaweblog (WordPress) compliant blog providers. To get started, you will need to need to check with your provider for a Post URL and API. Microsoft has provided the following list with known limitations for each provider.
Here is a snapshot of the publishing toolbar.
Posts can be published as Draft. The “Open Existing” feature is not working in the current Beta. The other problem is with respect to Picture Upload. Currently you can specify an http or ftp address for Word to publish pictures to. Post beta 2, Microsoft plans to have more options in this area.