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    Shapes saved as HTML (WordXP)

    We save our Word documents as HTML to load onto the web site. Sometimes they contain shapes or images, which don't sit nicely in the HTML. For example the images might sit on top of each other. Through trial and error, I have found that some of the shape settings preven this such as:
    Allowoverlap = false
    LockAnchor = false
    I was wondering if any one out there has some code that formats shapes inside a word document so that they will appear the same way when saved as HTML pages?

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    Re: Shapes saved as HTML (WordXP)

    The HTML code generated by Word has come in for a lot of criticism as excessively verbose and difficult to debug and clean up. I've probably leveled that criticism myself from time to time. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    As you know, images can sit inline with text or be positioned relative to a paragraph, margin or page. In a browser window, the concepts of a top margins or the top of the page do not work very well, so positioned images may not end up where you expect them to be. I haven't experimented enough to say exactly how to best position them for "Save as Web page" purposes.

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