Tips & Tricks

Write and Publish your blogs in Word 2013 – Office 2013

October 18, 2012 All, Help Links, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Office, Office 2013, Recommends, Tips & Tricks, Web 2 comments

Word 2013 in Office 2013 having a nice feature which will help us to write blog posts and publish to any blog provider such as wordpress, blogger etc.

Using the blog post template in Word 2013 ,you can easily write blog posts in your word and publish them to your blog.

Here is some screen shots that explains it from Office 2013 preview

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Select Blog post template –> it will download the template from online repository for first time

 

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Now it is the time to setup your account

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You have the following choices Blogger, Sharepoint blog, WordPress, Typepad etc

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If you have selected Blogger, you will see the below prompt asking for blogger credentials

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or if WordPress specify the wordpress blog url and your account details

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Now it is the time to specify the settings to upload images from the blog post you are creating

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or your own server

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Now click on OK and you will see and alert message confirming the setup.

If you have multiple blog account you can manage it using the blog account section

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Now write your blog like a normal word document and format it and choose any of the publish option. You also have the option to specify the categories of your post.

 

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Select the categories

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Awesome isn’t it.. Hope that is helpful. Try it yourselves.

Windows Phone 8 – Internet Explorer 10 support for Mobile Websites–UserAgent(UA) details for IE10-WP8

October 18, 2012 .NET, All, IE, IE10, Internet Explorer 10, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, mobile web, Mobile-Development, Recommends, Tips & Tricks, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK No comments

Earlier Microsoft has announced that upcoming Windows Phone 8 will have Mobile version of Internet Explorer 10. IE10 have lots of improvements in terms of HTML5, JavaScript/ECMAScript support etc.

If you want your existing mobile websites to compatible to IE10 and you are using any User Agent(UA) detection logic to provide UA specific User Experience to the Website, here is the  WP8 – IE10 User Agent details for your from the Official Windows Phone Blog:

User Agent Details for WP8 – IE10:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; ARM; Touch; IEMobile/10.0; <Manufacturer>; <Device> [;<Operator>])

Note: items enclosed in <> are optional entries specific to device, manufacturer and operator

Testing Compatibility in Desktop version of Internet Explorer 10

You can ensure your websites are compatible to different Windows Phone 8 resolutions in IE10 Mobile using the IE Developer Tools.

Follow the steps :

Step1: Set UA string

 F12 Developer Tools  -> Tools –> Change User Agent String –> select “IE for Windows Phone 8

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<code>  &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 2: Set Resolution&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Since you set the UA to ‘IE10 for Windows Phone 8’, now it is the time to try out the different resolutions to see how your site looks in different resolutions of Windows Phone 8. For that you need to choose &lt;em&gt;&lt;font color="#c0504d"&gt;“F12 Developer Tools” –&amp;gt; Tools –&amp;gt; ‘Resize’ –&amp;gt; Choose the different resolutions&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/em&gt; for (portrait and landscape orientations your have different settings) and you could even specify the custom resolution.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image2.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb2.png" width="563" height="484" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;As per the official announcement and demos earlier, Windows Phone 8 will support 3 different resolutions: &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;800 x 480&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;1280 x 720&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;1280 x 768(WXGA)&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Set your resolution accordingly.&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image3.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb3.png" width="578" height="484" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&amp;#160;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;For the example I am setting the custom &lt;font color="#c0504d"&gt;720p(1280 x 720)&lt;/font&gt; resolution&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 3: Refresh your website&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Now that you have done the necessary prerequisites to start, refresh your browser window. &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;In the below example my blog is a Responsive Web enabled site, you could see the content has aligned for a mobile view.&amp;#160; &lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Continue &lt;em&gt;&lt;u&gt;Step 2:&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/em&gt; for trying more resolutions. &lt;img class="wlEmoticon wlEmoticon-smile" style="border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-right-style: none" alt="Smile" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/wlEmoticon-smile.png" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&amp;#160;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image4.png"&gt;&lt;img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.nitrix-reloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/image_thumb4.png" width="559" height="772" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;  &lt;p&gt;Hope that helps. For more information and reference &lt;a href="/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/getting-websites-ready-for-internet-explorer-10-on-windows-phone-8.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;Getting websites ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 by Charles Morris&lt;/a&gt; (Windows Phone Blog)
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Bring Start Menu back to your Windows 8 PC with Start8

September 2, 2012 .NET, All, Microsoft, Softwarez, Tech Newz, Tips & Tricks, Windows, Windows 8 1 comment

Stardock Corporation(makers of ObjectDock and WindowBlinds) has released a free tool – Start8 – that will bring Start Menu back to your Windows 8 PC.

This tool will give you a native looking Start Menu to your Windows 8 OS, with more familiar programs listing. It would be useful to all Windows enthusiasts who are really missing Start Menu in your Windows 8 PC.

You can register and download free version of START8 from here.

Here is some screen shots on how it looks.

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