Despite my comfort level with Windows 8 and Office 2013 in general, Word 2013 just blows. It is blogger unfriendly to say the least. No let me rephrase that, it is unusable for bloggers. Why did Microsoft insist on discontinuing it’s fabulous Live Writer program for the failure that is Word2013? Although you can still get your hands on Live Writer via Windows Essentials, here.
Word is just a miserable experience for bloggers. It still refuses to register Blogger accounts for me despite having the requisite patch installed. I can’t get blog titles to display for multiple blogs on the same account. The inability to add tags directly to a post is also missing. Don’t get me started on the lack luster tools for images and videos.
Nope, everything about Live Writer/Windows Essentials is just far and away hands down BETTER from a blogger’s perspective. Now if they would just release a version of Windows Essentials that would work on my Surface RT I’d be even happier.
So if you are a blogger struggling with craptastic Word2013, do yourself a favor and download the Live Writer program contained in Windows Essentials.