More on my Pursuit of Word 2007 Publish to Blog Feature

This morning, I had a few emails containing comments people have made to recent BC posts. I have comment moderation turned on so spam comments don’t get through to the blog itself. When I hit the “publish” link on the first comment today, I was presented with an error page from blogger that said something about cookies being corrupted or acting poorly for some reason. After doing a bit of clean up, I could log back into blogger and post the comment.

So, if you see this message with no text following, it means that my Word 2007 problem went away as a function of fixing the possibly related blogger login function.

Ok, that didn’t work and I even tried to delete my blog account within Word and start over from scratch but, for no reason apparent to me yet, I get a dialogue containing an error message that says something like, “Word could not contact your provider, please contact your blog host for additional help.” This sentence was pretty useless but I’ll try sending blogger a note or searching their FAQ to see if others are having the same problems.

Ok, trying to publish using the blogger interface didn’t work either as I seem to have dropped my Internet connection. I’m going to try again with Word before resorting to the blogger interface which almost always means that I need to summon Susan, my lovely wife, to read the visual verification as I can never seem to understand the numbers played in the audio alternative.

Ok, when I returned to Word 2007 and tried the publish to blog feature, I found that I had lost my Internet connection and had to reboot to get it back. Thus, I’m in the blogger interface hoping I can do this independently but suspecting that Susan will need to help again.

Anyone with any information about the Word 2007 blog posting issues that I’m experiencing should please write to me to see if we can find a solution.


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One thought on “More on my Pursuit of Word 2007 Publish to Blog Feature”

  1. You really shouldn’t be seeing that visual verification everytime you post to Blogger. The fact that you are means that Google’s algorithms have decided that your blog may be a spam blog, or splog… 🙁 Next to the VV entry, look for a link to help or to a form that lets you ask for your blog to be removed from the spammer list. It’ll be reviewed and the VV will go away in a couple of days.

    I don’t have much trouble with Google’s audio CAPTCHA. It is actually one of the better ones; Microsoft’s being the worst I’ve heard so far. Get a Brailler, tape recorder, etc. ready before solving audio CAPTCHAs if they cause you considerable difficulty. I know Karen usually has to try several times, and finds it frustrating. I hear sighted people often find visual CAPTCHA quite frustrating, too, so I guess we’re not necessarily alone with our audio alternative.

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