Having grown tired of the TypePad spelling checker which:
- does not allow me to add frequently-used but unknown-to-the-dictionary words to my dictionary (such as Autodesk)
- constantly removes spaces after text with URLs attached when returning from spell checking mode to normal mode
- does not check spelling in the blog posting titles nor Technorati tags
I decided to try Windows Live Writer 2011. Setting up Live Writer to connect to TypePad was as easy as supplying my blog URL, TypePad user name, and TypePad password. I was able to create a post, spell check it, and publish it to my blog. It showed up immediately. That went so swimmingly, that I tried to write a post today that I wanted to show up tomorrow morning at 4:00 AM Pacific time – my normal posting time. I use this time so United States east cost readers have a blog posting for their morning even though I don’t wake up until an hour later. Alas when I try to publish something from Live Writer that won’t appear on my blog until the future, it publishes immediately if I do not include a blog category (such as Moldflow Scandium). If I do include a category, I get:
I looked on the TypePad forums but found nothing. So I searched the web for “live writer scheduled” and found:
This thread is dated December 2010 but it looks like nothing has changed. My plan is to create in Live Writer, upload to TypePad as a draft, and then schedule for blog publication. That is an improvement but not as perfect as it could be. I have opened up a Trouble Ticket with TypePad.
Disappointment is alive in the lab.