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Blogging right from Word 2007

Posted by Manoj Garg on September 22, 2009

I have been using Microsoft Office 2007 since last one and half years and frankly speaking “I’m lovin’ it”. Be it quick style feature of Word 2007 or ShapeStyle, WordArt Style of Powerpoint 2007, I have been using them extensively in this period. The new interface is so usable at the same time providing me lots of, out of the box available formatting features like table style, document templates n so on.

Ok so enough of praises for Office 2007, after all this post is not about why I like it. There are plethora of resources, posts, videos available over net describing the above mention benefits (features) of office 2007. This post is about creating and publishing a blog entry right from Word 2007 document. Since last few days I have been trying to be little active with my blog and write something to do justice with the its tagline “What I learned today“. Last week I was reading Gaurav’s blog and there he had a post about blogging from Word itself. So far I have been using Windows Live Writer to do most of my blogging related stuff(which is minimal BTW J), which is a great tool for blogging but it didn’t allowed me to format my post the way I wanted them to for ex putting quotes, creating colored tables for comparison related stuff etc. After reading gaurav’s post, I myself thought to give a spin to this feature of publishing content from word.

So here is the post for my tryst with blogging in Word 2007.

Enable publishing form word


Go to Office Button in word and then select Blog option for Publish menu item.

This would ask you to register a blog account with MS Word. Register your blog by providing the details about your blog as shown in below screenshots.





After registering the blog a new word document will open and you are good to go. I tried various formatting setting, picture formatting. So far so good. I am going to use word now instead of Livewriter.


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Credit Crisis: How it happened??

Posted by Manoj Garg on April 9, 2009

Well nowadays everyone says, its economic downturn these days.. World economy is going through troubled times.. World is under recession … so on n so forth.. All headlines related to this have one word in common . CREDIT CRISIS .. I always wondered how it all started… So while stumbling across the web found 2 videos giving a good visualization and answer to the big question … How It all started…? so thought of sharing these with all..




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2009: Top 5 April Fool gags

Posted by Manoj Garg on April 2, 2009

Every year 1st April brings lots of funny email circulating around asking you to do strange things to get strange results 😛 (of course a h1 styled “April Fool” message floating on your computer screen).

Google comes with some amazing stuff every year on this EVE (he he). I eagerly wait for this day to see what they are gonna tell the world they are introducing today. This year they wrote a blog entry about CADIE taking over the online search.

But this time I like the one gag by OPERA team for introducing the Intuitive Browsing using Face gestures

This year’s top 5 gags are posted here. I found each one of them very good.

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Gmail says “you can Undo it”

Posted by Manoj Garg on March 30, 2009

Ever had a bad day with your composed email. when you wanted to send it to someone or type in wrong subject forgot to attach a file and by unknowingly clicked “SEND”. GMAIL team has come up with a solution to save you from such situations by giving you a chance to UNDO the sent email.

Google Labs is providing an option of giving an Undo link after you click on the send button. But the catch is You have got 5 seconds to undo it else its gone.

To read more about this feature and its usage read here @ Official Gmail Blog.

Hope it saves you some time 🙂

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India v/s India

Posted by Manoj Garg on March 20, 2009

This is the transcript of the last year’s Lead India campaign by TOI.


“There are two Indias in this country.

One India is straining at the leash, eager to spring forth and live up to all the adjectives that the world has been showering recently upon us.

The other India is the leash.

One India says, give me a chance and I’ll prove myself. The other India says, prove yourself first and maybe then you’ll have a chance.

One India lives in the optimism of our heart. The other India lurks in the skepticism of our minds.

One India wants. The other India hopes.

One India leads. The other India follows.

But conversions are on the rise. With each passing day more and more people from other India have been coming over to this side. And quietly, while the world is not looking, a pulsating, dynamic new India is emerging.

sport-graphics-2007_709046aAn India whose faith in success is far greater then its fear of failure. An India that no longer boycotts foreign-made goods but buys out the companies that make them instead.

History, they say, is a bad motorist. It rarely signals its intentions when it is taking a turn.

This is that rarely-ever moment. History is turning a page.

For more then half a century, our nation has sprung, stumbled, run fallen, rolled over, got up, dusted herself and cantered, sometimes lurched on. But today, as we begin our 60th year as a free nation, the ride has brought us to the edge of time’s great precipice.

And one India – a tiny little voice at the back of the head – looking down at the bottom of the ravine and hesitating.

The other India is looking up at the sky and saying, it’s time to fly.”


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