If you've created a Microsoft Word document that you want to share with your blog readers, you can use Word's "Save as Web Page" option to generate an HTML file for uploading to your web server. Read on to learn how to take advantage of this Word functionality for the Internet.
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Things you need
- Microsoft Word word processing software
- File transfer program (such as Filezilla or CuteFTP)
- Web server
- Blogging program (such as Blogger or Wordpress)
- Adobe Reader program (optional)
After creating your Microsoft Word document, click "Save as Web Page" under the "File" tab (located at the top left of your screen).
When the "Save As" window pops up, enter a file name and click the "Save as type" drop-down menu, choosing "Web Page" as the format (file extension .htm or .html), then click "Save." Now you have an HTML copy of your Word document saved to your computer.
Open your file transfer program (such as Filezilla or CuteFTP) and connect to your web server by entering your username, password and connection details (including your server's IP address).
Upload your HTML-formatted Word document by selecting the file with your mouse and dragging it to the web server directory where your web page files are located.
Open your blogging program (Wordpress, Movable Type, Blogger) and use the link button to insert a link to the Word document into your blog entry, providing the complete path to where the file is located (typically displayed as http://www.blogaddress.com/directory/filename.html).>
Tips and warnings
- Another option is converting your Word document to a PDF file to avoid potential problems with page layout. Use Adobe Reader (see Resources) to convert your Word document to a PDF file, then upload the file as explained in Step 5 above. Also, before saving your Word document as an HTML file, you can preview the document in Word by clicking the "File" tab and choosing "Web Page Preview."
- These instructions apply to bloggers who own their own domain. To upload a Word document to your blogging program's web server (Wordpress, Blogger, Movable Type) or to another hosting service, please consult your blogging program's help and/or FAQ documents.
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