I am tasked with building an tool to allow users to publish to Wordpress from their PC using MS Word and Outlook. I know, completely defeat the purpose of having Wordpress, but the basic requirement are:
Format must be preserved, including images
Providing an interface for categorizing and tagging the document
Does not involve the WP web UI. (Users insist on using Word as the publishing tool)
Workflow should be simple as possible, ie invoke in Word, select categories/tags, publish.
After doing some research, I think this could be achieved by creating an VBA macro that saves Word to html format, and sending it via http to wordpress XMLRPC
However, I haven't quite work out how to include the images, and how to keep the category from Wordpress and the macro in sync.
I would like to hear from anyone who have experience in this and suggestion on how to implement this.