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13Oct/11Off

Uploading graphics from Word 2007 directly to my blog

Posted by Graham Douglas

Carrying on the experiments. How well does Word render native objects to blog posts? Here are some Word charts and graphics. The images you see have been rendered by Word and then uploaded. I've not edited or altered them in any way: what you see is exactly as it was uploaded. Fairly reasonable results I'd say. Of course, SVG would be nicer but maybe one day : -~)

12Oct/11Off

Uploading tables from Word 2007 directly to my blog

Posted by Graham Douglas

Word 2007 and beyond can upload content directly to blogs. So, I was curious to see how well Word can post tables to my blog.  Results below, untouched and exactly as they appeared after upload.

The actual data uploaded by Word is amazingly clean/simple! I thought it would be horribly complicated but I was delighted to be wrong! Clearly, the presentation you see is affected by this site's WordPress theme CSS. Which I admit does not look that good.  In the WordPress content editor, the tables look great and are easy to edit. See screenshot below.

As a way to write offline and then post to your blog, it could have its uses.

Screenshot of the behind-the-blog content editor.

Raw and untouched tables: a selection from Word's "Quick Tables" facility. Compare with the content editor view above.

City or Town

Point A

Point B

Point C

Point D

Point E

Point A

Point B

87

Point C

64

56

Point D

37

32

91

Point E

93

35

54

43

ITEM NEEDED
Books 1
Magazines 3
Notebooks 1
Paper pads 1
Pens 3
Pencils 2
Highlighter 2 colors
Scissors 1 pair

Enrollment in local colleges, 2005

College New students Graduating students Change
Undergraduate
Cedar University 110 103 +7
Elm College 223 214 +9
Maple Academy 197 120 +77
Pine College 134 121 +13
Oak Institute 202 210 -8
Graduate
Cedar University 24 20 +4
Elm College 43 53 -10
Maple Academy 3 11 -8
Pine College 9 4 +5
Oak Institute 53 52 +1
Total 998 908 90

Source: Fictitious data, for illustration purposes only