Setting Up Microsoft Word 2010 To Post To Classcaster

Blogging with Word 2010

Did you know that you can use Word 2010 to write posts for your Classcaster blog? All you need to do is follow 10 steps to setup Word so that it know about your Classcaster blog and you’re in business. You can find the details in the FAQ on Classcaster Help blog.  Being able to write and edit posts in Word 2010 adds a lot of flexibility to working with a Classcaster blog because it lets authors work with a tool they are familiar with.

As with most things techy there are a few caveats.

  • The method described in the FAQ has been thoroughly tested on Word 2010. It has not been tested on any other version of Word or any other word processor. If you have setup another version of Word or another word processor to post to Classcaster, let us know in the comments.
  • This method works best for new posts to your blog. Using this method as a away to post existing Word documents to your Classcaster blog is not a good idea because existing documents don’t convert very well when opened as blog posts.
  • You will get the best results if you keep your posts simple. Try to resist the urge to add a lot of font styles to your posts. Keep in mind that what you are writing in Word will be converted to HTML for posting on Classcaster.

Don’t have a Classcaster blog? No problem. Faculty, librarians, and staff are free to create Classcaster blogs to use for courses, library news, or school news. If you have any questions about Classcaster, please contact Elmer Masters via email, emastersATcali.org.

 

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