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blacbird
10-07-2006, 12:05 AM
Interesting story at MSN today on Google's on-line word-processor:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15145793/

caw

Medievalist
10-07-2006, 12:21 AM
I've been using it for about six months; I rather like it. It particularly useful for teaching and collaboration.

Dawno
10-07-2006, 12:47 AM
dang. my post got et by the intraweb monsters.

I just signed on (was easy since I have a gmail acct). It seems very cool. I'd like to post about it on the blogging forum. Blacbird - you ok if I clone your post?

blacbird
10-07-2006, 01:09 AM
dang. my post got et by the intraweb monsters.

I just signed on (was easy since I have a gmail acct). It seems very cool. I'd like to post about it on the blogging forum. Blacbird - you ok if I clone your post?

Sure. Probably the only way I'll ever get anything published.

caw.

Dawno
10-07-2006, 01:20 AM
Hi folks - just cloning this because the tool Blacbird mentions has a nice "post to blog" feature. I know I've been absent for a couple months - RL has been rather demanding. I look forward to getting back in the swing of things here (and at my blog!) soon.

This *is* my favorite forum, after all.

The wonderful thing is how great and 'self-moderating' you all are - so friendly, helpful and enthusiastic!! I'm always proud to point people over here.

You're the best!

Thomma Lyn
10-07-2006, 02:43 AM
Hi folks - just cloning this because the tool Blacbird mentions has a nice "post to blog" feature. I know I've been absent for a couple months - RL has been rather demanding. I look forward to getting back in the swing of things here (and at my blog!) soon.

Hi, Dawno! :) I just tried out Writely's "post to blog" feature -- worked really well except the title of the post got lost in translation and I had to go into Blogger Dashboard to fix it. I like my blog posts to be titled. Could have been operator error, though *blush*.

Mel
10-07-2006, 02:53 AM
I used it once or twice for my blog and the title didn't get posted. So either there's a glitch with that or we both didn't do something right.:)

I'm thinking of putting some of my WIPs there for backups too. Can't hurt.

Thomma Lyn
10-07-2006, 05:47 AM
I used it once or twice for my blog and the title didn't get posted. So either there's a glitch with that or we both didn't do something right.:)

Hee! Good to know. :D


I'm thinking of putting some of my WIPs there for backups too. Can't hurt.

Great idea. I'm finding that after my hard drive crash of last month, a person can't have too many backups.

Medievalist
10-07-2006, 06:00 AM
Dawno

Some other links:

Zoho Writer (http://www.zohowriter.com/login.sas)
ThinkFree (http://www.thinkfree.com/common/main.tfo?)
Ajax Write (http://www.ajax13.com/en/ajaxwrite/)

These are all, like Writely, a little rough; save often and keep a local copy.

asorum
10-07-2006, 08:25 AM
FYI, Blogger has a Word add-on that lets you publish to your Blogger account. Works pretty well. Writely is probably easier to use since it's all in-house.

Medievalist
10-07-2006, 07:22 PM
Here's one designed just for blog posting. It's very new.

Write to My Blog (http://www.writetomyblog.com/)

Dawno
10-07-2006, 08:10 PM
FYI, Blogger has a Word add-on that lets you publish to your Blogger account. Works pretty well. Writely is probably easier to use since it's all in-house.

I've used that - it's the re-install to Word after getting the new computer that has kept me from using it lately.

I like the idea that apps reside on the web. Means less stuff cluttering up the hard drive. :)

I suppose I could be brainwashed being that I work for a company that sells routers and switches and the like... :)