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Web Publishing

Using Word as a Web Publisher?

Microsoft Word supports the creation of web pages; however, there are some inherent problems with this process. This document includes information on the problems of using Word as a web publisher.

return to topDisadvantages of Using Word as a Web Publisher

Word offers the option of saving a document as a web page. When you use the Save as... Web Page feature, in addition to bringing in a lot of extraneous code, it may also have the following implications:

Example: a one-page syllabus in table format created in Word

Source File Size Lines of Code
Word Document 11k n/a
Word: Save as Web 25k 536
Word: Save as Filtered Web 4k 129
Created in Dreamweaver 2k 41


return to topMoving Content from Word to a Web Editor

When converting a Word document to HTML, we recommend that you transfer the content, but not the formatting. You can do this in one of two ways:

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