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  1. How can I use Microsoft Word to write and publish to my blog on WordPress? I have used Windows Live Writer for years to write and publish my posts because of its excellent formating to mirror my blog. What it lacks is the grammar check of Microsoft Word. How can I use Microsoft Word to write and publish my posts, and get the same formating look as my blog? I have tried using the "blog post" feature of Word, but never seem to get the format outline of my blog on wordpress. Is it possible to setup?
    Blog url: http://garyguertin.wordpress.com/

  2. Microsoft WORD is not web compliant. http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/ For copying and pasting text from WORD use icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor, please see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Also go to Settings > Writing and select “ ___ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

    Posts > All Posts, change all your latest posts to Draft, click Update, change them back to Published, click Update again. (You can edit all of them at once: tick the square in front of their titles then select Edit from the Bulk Actions dropdown and click Apply.)

  3. Again, thanks for the quick reply. I can not make your first link work, and I would like to read that article. Even copy and paste doesn't work. Please help. Thank You.

  4. My original problem is getting a grammar check of my posting before they are published. My constrains are most of my posting are done while we're traveling either on a cruise ship or in various land places far from home. That requires writing the post's off-line and then going on the internet for a minimum of time (it can cost as much as 10 cents a minute on cruise ships) to publish the post and check that it's OK. I use Windows Live Writer because it's the best for writing and publishing posts, but it has no grammar check. Word 2010 I though would be an alternative, but it's weakness seems to be formating, especially inserting photos and video which Live Writer does so well. It also appears to need a lot of internet time on wordpress.com in order to make the post fit my blog. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations??

  5. I'm sorry Staff removed that support section from the documentation at the first link I posted above and I didn't notice that they did. I have no solution to offer to your grammar checking issue, aside from saying there are many free online grammar checkers online we can use > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/12/12/5-free-grammar-checkers-for-bloggers-and-writers/

  6. Timethief, thank you very much for your time and replies. I think I'm just going to have to continue my old routine of using Windows Live Writer. I will use one of the on-line grammar checkers when I can but the problem is they are "on-line" and as I explained being on the internet when your traveling is either expensive or if your in one of those internet cafe's anywhere, security is at best horrible. I will probably get to check the grammar on one out of 10 posts I make on a trip, but I'd rather have bad grammar then be sorry or broke. I do want to again thank you very much for your help. Best Regards, Gary

  7. I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful, Gary. Best wishes to you.

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