Monday, December 12, 2005

Writing with Writely

No doubt this is old news to everybody else, but I've only recently discovered the online word processor known as Writely. So I created this document in Firefox on a win2k machine, and am now editing it in Firefox on Debian. It appears to look and work exactly the same on each. It has the usual formatting options, can save as Word, Openoffice, RTF, and PDF. As far as I can see the default format is HTML. Writely also allows collaboration on documents, and supports a revision history.

Now I'm going to click "Blog" in order to, hopefully, publish this article directly to my weblog from within Writely...

Oops, I tried to edit this again after previewing and got an internal server error - had to then close the tab, go back to the writely main screen and select the document again.

So, here goes my second attempt... Success!!

4 comments:

New Skool Geek said...

I agree that it is quite nice. Seems like a modified FreeTextbox. My one geek gripe (which is possibly something to do with Firefoxs rich text api) is that the html outputted is not xhtml. Still you cant have everything I guess!

Ben said...

xhtml, yeah. I like pornographic html. Actually I'm waiting for xxxhtml.

New Skool Geek said...

You mean that the internet has pornographic material on it? I am shocked to say the least!

Ben said...

lol. Yes I am sorry to say that in recent times a very small quantity of porn has somehow infiltrated the previously 100% pure information superhighway. How sad.