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Word 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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Chapter 13. Creating Web Pages and Blogs

You can save any document you created with Word as a Web page. Need to make a report available to everyone in your company and all your customers? Save it as a Web page, and then anyone with a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, can view it.

This chapter shows you how to save your Word documents as Web pages. You'll learn how to use tables to organize your pages and how to create hyperlinks so that Web visitors can jump from one place to another. Access a list of design and style tips to help you create Web pages that your visitors will love. And for good measure, if you're interested in life in the blogosphere, you'll find details on creating and posting blog entries with Word.

Note

You won't find many Web designers who place Word near the top of a list of their favorite Web design tools. There are a few reasons for this. First and foremost, Word wasn't created to design Web pages; its primary job is to produce printed pages. (See the box in Section 13.2.) Most documents designed for the printed page need some tweaking to become respectable Web pages, so it's worthwhile to learn how to use the tools Word offers for creating Web pages, as this chapter explains.

Saving Word Documents As Web Pages

You create Web pages with Word in two steps. First you design the page including the text, headings, and pictures, and then, instead of saving the file as a standard Word file, you save the page as an HTML file. HTML stands for hypertext ...

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