Windows Live Writer Beta

Windows Live Writer, which I use to compose blog entries, has a new beta release available for download. Over at the Writer Zone blog, it lists some of the features:

Image and video publishing enhancements

  • Insert videos from Soapbox and YouTube
  • Upload videos to Soapbox and YouTube
  • Image cropping and tilting
  • Additional border styles for images (such as reflection and rounded corners)
  • Support for LightBox and other image previewing effects (like Slimbox, Smoothbox, and others)
  • Support for centering images
  • Spell Checking in more languages
  • Auto Linking
  • Smart quotes/typographic characters
  • Word count

And there’s more…it’s getting to be a very good product and one that makes blogging so much easier!

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