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    How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    I want to create a pretty simple file in HTML format. I've tried doing it in Word and then looking at the result in a text editor to see what the HTML looks like and it looks like there is a LOT of HTML stuff that Word includes that probably is not really necessary. Is there some way I can create a version that contains only the stuff that is really required? I want to be able to use some bold text but that is probably the only special format I need.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Make sure that you save the Word document as "Web page, filtered" - this will get rid of many of Word's added code.

    If you use your favourite search engine to look for the phrase "simple html tutorial" then you will find a number of helpful pages, including this one for example.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Here is a site that has been around for a long time and is in simple instructions
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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    I don't' see any way to specify the "filtered" part of your first suggestion. My Word 2000 just offers Web page (HTML, HTM) or something similar to that.

    Yes, I see lots of references listed after googling that phrase. It looks like I have plenty of help.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Thanks, Dave for that link. I'll certainly look it up and use it.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    HTML (Filtered) was added to the Save As options in Word 2002. It's available for Word 2000 as a separate download which adds an Export To option to the File menu. See Download details: Office 2000 HTML Filter 2.0.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    For Word 2000, Microsoft offered the filter as an add-in; it was not yet integrated into Save As. See: Download details: Office 2000 HTML Filter 2.0.

    You also may need to check the Web Options (typically available from a button on Tools>Options>General) to disable IE-only features such as VML.

    But even Word's filtered HTML may remain heavy with embedded markup. I'm not aware of any quick solution for cleaning it up, although I'm sure someone must have created one.

    There is a third party tool named HTML Tidy that you could check out. Back in the Word 97-2000 days, it was often used to clean up Word document. Unfortunately, it's functionality is limited, but it does help "optimize" HTML by reducing the use of inline styling. Most people find the tool a little difficult to work with as a stand-alone, so it has been built into some HTML editors. Also, Dirk Paehl has created a GUI for it. You will need to download two zip files from his site: GuiTidy (MS Windows link is near the bottom of the page) and Latest command line version of HTML Tidy. Unzip the GuiTidy file first, then unzip the second one and replace the old tidy.exe with the newer one. It might or might not help with your document. Note that your original document will be backed up, but just in case, you might want to work with a copy.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Thanks for the info. I am currently only trying to create one simple document, not necessarily clean up one created by Word, and I think I've learned enough today to be able to create that document manually. I'll keep HTML Tidy in mind for the future.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Hans,

    Thanks for that info. I'm going to go ahead and install that filter so I will have it available, but I think I've learned enough today to go ahead and create my simple HTML document manually.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    Sounds good. I use a text editor for my own HTML editing. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    If you find that your projects get complicated enough to look for an upgraded text editor, I find the free program PSPad very handy. Its main benefits compared with WordPad are (1) extra intelligence to add "syntax coloring" to recognized HTML tags; (2) highlighting in red certain unmatched elements, such as the opening tag of a element that should have a closing tag; and (3)*easier indenting/un-indenting of text. There actually is a very rich feature set that you can discover slowly as you use it more and more.

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    Re: How to Create Simple HTML (Word 2000)

    I have used UltraEdit-32 for my text editing for many years and it also does various kinds of program highlighting. I don't know yet if it highlights unmatched tags but I expect it does. I haven't used it with HTML tags except to look at existing files which don't have any unmatched tags.

    Thanks for the info.

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