In my continued test of Word 2007′s new blogging feature, I’m having a go at inserting a picture that points to a URL. It’s a little odd that here in Word it just shows up as a small 100×100 image. Here’s hoping it scales up to “real size” once it posts.

And on the subject of “here’s hoping” it would be great to be able to assign my blog categories from here in Word. I can’t find a way if there is one. But I guess that’s the beginning of the slippery slope of throwing everything in. I should be happy that the feature has got this far. It’s pretty cool having the familiarity of Word to do this.

<Update: Well, I tried two methods of inserting an image tag that points to an image on Flickr, both of which failed. The first one looked like it had worked, but I was deceived. I went to the Insert tab in Word 2007, hit Picture, and typed in the URL to the image I wanted in the File Name field. Word did go off and fetch the image, but it made a duplicate of it locally, which meant that I had to publish that embedded image somewhere when I tried to post. And publishing images seems to be broken. The other method I tried was just typing in the <img> tag with an href to the photo. Looks like Word replace the less then and greater then signs with lt; and gt; respectively. Hopefully this is a bug. >

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