Originally posted 2007-09-11 11:00:00.
Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released
Windows Live Writer (WLW) Beta 3 was released last week. This is the last beta release before the final release of WLW. Some of the new features and improvements in this release are
- Support’s ‘Insert Video’ natively previously made possible by a plugin
- Publish XHTML style markup
- Use Writer in 28 different languages
- Ability to print posts
- Justify text alignment
- Better image handling and more bugs fixed
Windows Live Writer Portable 2.0 Released
Windows Live Writer is an excellent desktop blog editor. Scott Kingery of TechLifeWeb had made this tool even more attractive by making it portable for those of who rely on our USB drives for mobility.
Blogging is hard work. It requires a lot of time and energy. Yet, it is fun. I like the portable version so I can just plug my USB flash drive into any computer with or without internet connection and blog with WLW Portable. Once, I have an Internet connection, I can just hit Publish to post my article to my blog.
WLW Portable 2.0
With the release of WLW Beta 3, Scott has released a new version of WLW Portable 2.0. And if you have a U3 flavor of USB drive, you are in luck.
I have used the previous portable version with U3 made possible by a program called ‘Shortcut Creator 4U3′. It can get any of your portable app to your U3 menu.
Scott has nice and detailed instructions of installing both Windows Live Writer as well as Windows Live Writer Portable here. For those looking for a quick overview, this is how you simple it is:
- Install Windows Live Writer to your computer (don’t have to run it)
- Download and unzip WLWPortable2.zip to your USB drive
- Copy all files from C:\Program Files\ Windows Live\Writer to the new structure in your USB drive – WindowsLiveWriterPortable\App\WindowsLiveWriter
- Uninstall Windows Live Writer from your computer if you don’t need it there
- With U3, you would use the .u3p file to install WLWPortable using U3 menu. Then you’d follow the same steps to copy all the WLW files from your computer to your U3 drive.
I love the flexibility portable apps provide and would like to thank Scott for providing such a great tool to make WLW portable.
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