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I am tasked with building an tool to allow users to publish to Wordpress from their PC using MS Word and Outlook. I know, completely defeat the purpose of having Wordpress, but the basic requirement are: 1) Format must be preserved, including images 2) Providing an interface for categorizing and tagging the document

After doing some research, I think this could be achieved by creating an VBA macro that saves Word to html format, and sending it via http to Wordpress XMLRPC

However, I haven't quite work out how to include the images, and how to keep the category from Wordpress and the macro in sync.

I would like to hear from anyone who have experience in this and suggestion on how to implement this.

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I'm wondering if this would be better off on the WordPress Stack Exchange. –  Thomas Owens Jan 24 '12 at 1:39
    
Not sure if this is the right site for this question.. –  Ari Jan 24 '12 at 1:40
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Word's HTML export doesn't generate clean HTML, but that may not matter. You should look at Word's tool to save a document as a blog post, and maybe also Windows Live Writer. –  Ari Jan 24 '12 at 1:41
    
thanks, should have know there is a WP@SE.com –  ltfishie Jan 24 '12 at 2:31
    
Fixed minor spelling boo boos, also can we get a migrate over a local close? –  World Engineer Jan 24 '12 at 4:17
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Are you familiar with Windows Live Writer which is Microsoft's free WISWIG blog post editor that is fully compatible with Wordpress?

Using Live Writer, I often cut from Word and Paste into LiveWriter when creating blog posts. Images, which you mention, are no problem.

You don't state if you are on a PC or a Mac, I use it on a PC and don't know about Macs.

This may or may not work for you, but at a minimum may give you some ideas before you start coding.

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thanks, will check out WLW –  ltfishie Jan 24 '12 at 2:32
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