Thursday, 11 April 2019

Live writer

Does anyone else have problems with Live Writer? I can write what I want, but not publish., I keep getting 404 errors.


Are there an other writing programmes available that do the same as Live Writer?

8 comments:

nb Chuffed said...

Hi Maffi,
The Waiouru and Oleanna blogs have a lot about their troubles with Live Writer and what they did about it, all some months ago. I found this was a straightforward way of posting -
1 Write the words in Word, noting where you want the pictures
2 Make sure you have cropped your photos if they need it before you start on blogger
3 Open the blog online as though you were just going to read it, and click on New Post (top right)
4 Write the title in the Post Title box
5 Copy and paste the text in from Word
6 Click where you want the first image to go
7 Click on the insert image icon
8 Choose ALL the image files you want to add - I have them on my laptop so I click on Choose Files. This is quicker than finding them one at a time. Make sure the only one selected is the image you want, then click Add Selected
9 Click the position for the next image, repeat steps 7 -9 till done
10 Check spacings, enlarge pictures if you want to, and click on Publish.

It looks like a lot of steps but I found once I had done it a couple of times it was very easy. I find writing the text in Word is much easier than Livewriter ever was!

All the best
Debby

Geoff and Mags said...

Hiya Maffi. OLW should be ok with text, it's just pictures that won't upload since the Google Blogger upgrade. If you're just posting text, just write the blog straight into Blogger.

************** Brian and Diana on NB Harnser******** Maps by https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk said...

Yes there is a problem, Google have changed things so that OLW wont load photos. Tom found a way round it. Basically write the blog on OLW and up load it, open in Blogger and edit to add photos, then update. Go back and open in OPW and then edit layout to your satisfaction.
Tom's page is
http://www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk/2019/02/non-illegitimi-carborundum.html

Tom and Jan said...

Maffi,
The problem is with Google. They have changed their API and now OLW wont work with Blogger. It will require the OLW volunteers to rewrite OLW for the new Google API. OLW will still work with Wordpress.

Daykin said...

I think this is a problem Tom has had on and off for some time.

http://www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk

Maffi said...

Sorry Cuffed there has to be a better answer than that!
Tom API OLW please speak ENGLISH

Maffi said...

Geoff Live writer doesn't upload script or pics on this laptop.

Maffi said...

I refer to my last line.