The previous page explained how to create a web page using the
Web Page Wizard. This page describes creating a web page from scratch
and adding elements to a page from the wizard. When working on a
web format document, view the page in web layout by selecting View|Web
Layout from the menu bar. Enter text and insert graphics just
as you would in a normal Word document.
A hyperlink is a connection between two web pages on the Internet.
Hyperlinks can be produced from text or graphics and both methods
will be discussed here. Follow these steps to create links to other
web sites and pages within your site:
- Type the text you want to appear on the page as a link or add
the graphic that will be a link.
- Highlight the text or graphic and click the Insert Hyperlink
button on the standard toolbar or press CTRL+K.
- From the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, change the Text
to display if necessary.
- Type the file or Web page name in the appropriate box
or select from list.
- Click OK to create the link.
Saving Web Pages
Pages on the web must be saved in a format called HTML (Hypertext
Markup Language) that is readable by web browsers. Word will convert
your document to HTML using the Save as Web Page feature.
- Select File|Save as Web Page from the menu bar.
- Click the Change Title button to add a title to the web
- Type the File name in the box provided.
- Be sure the Save as type is set to Web Page.
- Click Save.
Creating a Web Page from a Template
Word features several layout templates that you can add your own
content to. Create a web page from a template by following these
- Select File|New... from the menu bar.
- Click the Web Pages tab on the New dialog box.
- Highlight one of the templates listed and click OK.
- The template will now appear in the main window. Replace the
placeholding text with your own text by highlighting it and typing.
Replace photos and images by deleting them and adding new images.
- Save the page by selecting File|Save as Web Page from
the menu bar.
Web Page Themes
The Visual Theme feature from the Web Page Wizard can be accessed
for any web page. To add a theme to a blank page or existing page,
select Format|Theme... from the menu bar. Choose a theme
from the list and click OK. The page content will remain
blank unless a background image is part of the theme that was selected.
The style listings, default font, and bullet images have been changed
to reflect the new theme. To change the theme of the page, simply
select Format|Theme... from the menu bar again and choose
a different theme.
Preview the Web Page
The page may look slightly different when converted to HTML and
viewed on the web. Before publishing your web page, be sure to use
Word's web preview feature. Select File|Web Page Preview
to open the page in a web browser.