Using Microsoft Word to create a web page
You can use Microsoft Word to convert existing documents into
HTML format. Use the “Save as Web Page” option to create documents for
the web. Remember, layout differences may exist after you convert a document.
For example, if you used tabs to create a table in Word, the tab space will
not appear in the HTML document. To avoid having to correct an improperly
aligned table, always use Word’s Insert Table options to create new tables.
Also, each time you use the ENTER key in Word, extra white space will appear
in the converted document (let the text wrap automatically whenever possible).
Note: Read the instructions for using the "Save as Web page..." option
before you start.
- Open Word.
- When the application opens, from the “File” menu, choose
“Open.” Then, from the list of available documents, double click the
document you wish to convert.
Note: When the document opens, familiarize yourself with
the layout. The converted document will not look exactly like the
- From the “File” menu, choose “Save as
Web Page.” Click “Save.”
Note: When you convert a document to HTML format, you retain
the original document as a separate file. The new HTML file has the
same file name but a different file extension (.htm).
the conversion is complete, the converted file appears in the window (filename.htm).
View the HTML source code file by selecting the “View” menu, then “HTML
- If you have graphics in your document, scroll through the
HTML source code to find the reference to the image. Word names images
consecutively (Image1.gif, Image2.gif, etc.) When you publish your page,
be sure to include these image files.
- Return to edit mode by clicking the “X” in the HTML Source window.
- You can modify the HTML file using the Microsoft Word formatting
buttons and menu options and the Web toolbar options (insert hyperlink,
insert image). When you are satisfied with the appearance of your page,
be sure to save it.
- Close your document by selecting the “File” menu, then choosing
“Close.” Click the Close button (the “X” in the upper-right corner)
to close Word.
- Open your HTML file in a WWW browser to see how it will
appear. You can adjust the layout of the page if necessary using Mozilla’s
- Next, you must move your files to your Web directory
using SSH Secure
Shell file transfer software.
- Once you have published your page, view it in Mozilla to
see how it will appear to the world.
Open Mozilla Navigator. In the “Location:” box, type the address
(URL) of your page.
- If you published in your “public_html” directory,
the URL will be http://udel.edu/~your_username/filename.htm.
- If you published in an official University directory,
the URL will be http://www.udel.edu/directory_path/filename.htm.
- If you published your student organization page,
the URL will be http://copland.udel.edu/stu-org/your_organization's_directory