Windows_Live_Writer is my favorite blog editor and I compose my all the posts using Windows Live Writer. If you also use WLW for blog posting and if you like Theme interface (Why WLW?) you may want to see post preview. Post preview is same as it can be in a live site f you have updated blog theme in WLW. But sometimes results can not be fine.
Suppose you want to show 10 posts on WordPress hosted blog’s home page with excerpt. It is very good decision but it may not be good in WLW if you preview the post. But here is a fix. Any setting you have made on your WP blog that is but to get exact preview of your post in WLW you can sue following steps.
In WordPress control panel in settings section click on Reading set 1 for Blog Pages show at most and save the option. Now go to WLW blog account section on top navi there click on update Theme, it will ask to download theme and generate a temporary post, allow it. When your theme is updated in WLW you will see same interface of your live blog in preview section.
If you are using These theme this problem can be for sure, for this you have to go to Design option of Thesis section ion control panel. In design options look for display options expand that and click display full excerpt, and navigate to home page display option click on Features & teasers select 1 and save. And go to update theme in WLW. Before taking this option you have to follow above paragraph.
When theme is updated you can get back to your previous setting making changing them again.