Before you begin
To perform these steps you must be connected to an IBM Connections site. For more information, see Connecting to an IBM Connections site
Word documents must use a blog template before you can upload them as an IBM Connections blog post. Use the blog post template when you create a new document by selecting it from the list of templates. For example, in Microsoft Word 2010, choose File, New and then choose Blog Post from the list of templates and create a new document. If you want to convert an existing document to a blog post, create a new document with the blog post template, and then copy the content into that new document.
Follow these steps to post a Word document as a blog post in IBM Connections.
- Open the document in Word.
- Click the IBM Connections tab.
- Click Blogs.
- If you connect to more than one IBM Connections site, select a site to upload the document to.
- Click Browse.
- Select a blog and click OK.
- Edit the entry title and add tags.
- Select Post as draft to post the document as a draft only.
- Click Upload.
Note: The conversion process may remove or change some of the formatting present in the Word document.
What to do next
You can also convert an existing document to the blog template within Word. Click File
-> Save & Send
-> Publish as Blog Post
. This Microsoft feature reopens the document using the Microsoft blog template.
Parent topic: Using the IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Office