Project Management

Create a simple Web page in Word

You don't need to be an HTML wizard or own special software to build a simple Web page. Mary Ann Richardson explains how you can use Word to create a Web-ready page that can be uploaded to your server.

Your organization decides to include all its employees' resumes on its Web site. Senior management wants all employees to write their resume to a Web page that will be uploaded to the server. The employees do not have Web authoring software on their PCs, nor do they know how to program in HTML. By following these steps, they can create a Web page in Word:

  1. Go to File | New.
  2. Click On My Computer in the Task Pane.
  3. Click the Other Documents tab and select Contemporary Resume.
  4. Go to View | Web Layout.
  5. Select the name Deborah Greer and type your own.
  6. Click above the Objective heading in the document.
  7. Go to Format | Borders And Shading.
  8. Click the Horizontal Line button and click a line of your choice.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Resize the line to separate the name from the rest of the resume.
  11. Right-click any toolbar, and select Web Tools.
  12. Click in a line above the address and phone number.
  13. Click the Scrolling Text Tool in the Web Tools box.
  14. Click the Background Color box and select light gray.
  15. Click in the Type The Scrolling Text Here: box and enter Welcome!
  16. Click OK.
  17. Go to Format | Theme.
  18. Choose Network and click OK.
  19. Go to File | Save As.
  20. In File Name box, type your name.
  21. Click the Change Title button.
  22. In the Page Title box, type your name.
  23. Click OK.
  24. Click Save As Type in the drop-down box and select Single-file Web Page.
  25. Click Save.

You are now ready to view your Web page format as it would appear in your Web browser. Go to File | Web Page Preview. When you are satisfied with your format, open the document in Word and edit it to include your own resume information.

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10 comments
Jaqui
Jaqui

head to w3.org and run the resulting file through the validator, odds are it will fail. even if it doesn't fail: open the file in notepad and look at the code generated. download the fee mozilla seamonkey, install the browser suite and create the same page in the composer component, or use NVU, it's a fancied up version of composer, then look at the code they generate. odds are it's will be far easier to read the coede in the Nvu/composer version. don't forget, office suite applications used for creating websites, not just MS office, but Corel Office, Open Office Star Office ... , all create web pages that are extremely ugly to look at. Use a specialised website tool instead, you will be happier with the final result. [ even Front page does a better job than any word processor, unless you manually type in all the code elements yourself. ]

cabanks
cabanks

I read this article and got lost immediately. After I opened my Word2002 and did step 1. I looked carefully at the "Task Pane" and I do not see "My Computer". My Computer is on my desktop, what does this have to do with Word?? This is not the first time I cannot do what Mary Ann writes in her articles. Perhaps she should tell us the version she is referring to.

abdu.elnagheeb
abdu.elnagheeb

I agree with cabanks. When I did Step 1 (Go to File\New) I didn't even see My Computer or Task Pane (needed for Step 2). It gives me choices of type of New Document I want to create.

nsager
nsager

I do not have Word 2002 on my computer any longer, but I believe the task panes are similar. If you are one that uses the task pane you will notice at the upper left hand corner there is an X to close, and to the left of that there is a triangle to indicate a menu drop-down. That menu should be changed to New Document not Getting Started. When the task pane is in the New Document view, My Computer is visible.

stephanisat
stephanisat

If you are in Word XP or 2003, the following should help you with Step 2: The task pane should now be open. Under the 'New from Template' heading, click 'General Templates.' Now you should be able to proceed to Step 3 for the remaining items. I hope the above helps.

Aido23
Aido23

It says "Click On My Computer", not "Click on My Computer",perhaps it should have been written "Click "On My Computer"", to make it clearer. Does that help?

nsager
nsager

When one is correcting another on grammar, they should consider checking their own spelling. A technical person reading this article show know what "click on My Computer" means.

Aido23
Aido23

Interestingly, the American spelling generally preserves the 18th century original, while UK written English has evolved to the use of "s". I think the last post in this thread has it about right about the code produced by MS office programmes (there's another one, sorry, programs.)

nsager
nsager

I'm not use to seeing "capitalisation". I am use to seeing the word with a "z".

Aido23
Aido23

To which spelling error were you referring?