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As you probably know, you can use File | Save As to convert
documents from Word to another format, such as .html or .rtf files. But if you
have several documents to convert, you can convert them all at once with the
Batch Conversion Wizard.

For example, suppose you have six Word documents that you
want customers to be able to access over the Web. To convert all six files to
an HTML format, follow these steps:

  1. Save
    all six documents to a single folder.
  2. Open Word and go
    to File | New.
  3. In
    Word XP’s New Document task pane, click General Templates under New From
    Template, and select the Other Documents tab. (In Word 2000, go to File |
    New, and select the Other Document tab from the New dialog box.)
  4. Double-click
    Batch Conversion Wizard.
  5. Click
  6. Choose
    Convert From Word To Another Format, leave HTML
    Document as the default, and click Next.
  7. Specify
    the Source folder that contains the files you want to convert and the
    Destination folder where you want Word to place the converted files, and
    click Next.
  8. Select
    the files you want to convert, and click Next.
  9. Click
    Finish to begin the batch conversion.

You can also use the Batch Conversion Wizard to convert
files you receive from other sources to Word documents.