Word to HTML Conversion

 

- for getting Word Docs into FrontPage Webs -

 

 

Converting Word Documents (DOC) to HTML Frontpage (HTM) Files


You can, of course, simply save the Word document as a web page, and drag the HTM file into your FrontPage web.  Unfortunately, Word saves DOC files to HTML with a special, caveat  -  the HTM file is seen by the operating system as a combination Word-HTML file, and even the icon in Explorer is shown as a Word icon superimposed on top of an HTML icon.

 

 

This causes that particular HTM file to forever open with Word.  In FrontPage it will open in Word, and when you publish it to your website, the remote use will also have it open in Word.

 

This method will convert the Word document to a "true" IE HTML file, which is also what FrontPage uses to view web pages:

 



Conversion Method

 

  1. open Word, and open the file, (temp1.doc for this example) in Word.  

  2. File/Save as . . . - and make sure to select Save as Type: Web Page Filtered"  (Do NOT SAVE IT IN YOUR WEB UNDER "MY WEBS" YET !!! )

  3. Close Word
    NOTE:  the icon in Windows Explorer for the file will be a Word icon superimposed on top of an IE icon



  4. Open Windows Explorer

  5. Right-click on the htm file, and select "Open With"  .  .  .  FrontPage
    NOTE:  if you get an error message on FrontPage saying "the file is in use by another application" - then close FrontPage and repeat:  Right-click on the htm file, and select "Open With"  .  .  .  FrontPage
    NOTE:  if you gent an error msg saying "the contents of a FrontPage component have been modified" - just click OK

  6. in the FrontPage editor window pane on the right - click the "HTML" tab at the bottom

  7. delete the entire "Style" section, which starts with <Style> and ends with </Style>

  8. delete the entry just below the Style section:
      <div class=Section1>

  9. click the "Normal" tab at the bottom - if you see numerous paragrapgh breaks with 2 lines instead of one (a common problem) - then click anywhere in the document, and hit CTRL-A to select the entire document.

  10. select "Format/Paragraph", and set the fields to the following:

  11. click the "Normal" tab at the bottom to view the web page - it should be fine now

  12. File/Save as . . . and save it over the original HTM file.  Use the default file-type "Web Pages"
    NOTE:  the icon in Windows Explorer will now be a normal IE HTML icon



  13. Finally - with FrontPage and Windows Explorer both open - drag the file and drop it into your Web

  14. DONE ! !