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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About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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