I’m trying out Windows Live Writer

Recently I discovered that Microsoft have created a better text editor for Blogger than Blogger has done.  Which seems nuts!  Despite my reservations about using Microsoft products if there is a free alternative available, it is much much easier to use! In fact I love it.

At first I was unable to create a carriage return! Even typing the source code </p><p> made no difference at all.  [Shift]+[Enter] worked fine to create <br>.  After a lot of Googling, I discovered what was wrong.  Not obvious and not well documented.  My css template had this code in it:

 

.post-body p {
/* Fix bug in IE5/Win with italics in posts */
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 1px 0px 1px 0px;
display: inline; /* to fix floating-ads wrapping problem in IE */
height: 1%;
overflow: visible;
}

 

Since no-one uses IE5 any longer (!), it was safe to take that code out, and Live Writer now works perfectly.

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