How to Build a Website Using Microsoft Word
By Risa Edwards
Microsoft Word is a word processing software tool that provides an option to create websites without needing to use special code. It allows for customization and easy formating that translate well into an html or xml page. Users can create as many pages as needed and link to those pages within the website. Special features, such as Java and Flash are not available when creating a page through Word, but it is a good option for anyone who needs to create a quick, simple site.
Open Microsoft Word by clicking on the desktop shortcut or selecting it from the programs list under the start menu. Choose a template if one is desired.
Design your page as a word document. Format headings, paragraphs and graphics as you want them to appear on your website.
Preview the document and fix any formatting that is wrong. Change the margins if necessary to fit text into a single line.
Click on the home button at the top of the document. Choose "save file as". Choose the type of webpage that you would like to save. There may be multiple options depending on the version of Word that you are using.
Create additional webpages that are linked to your main site. Change any hyperlinks to reflect the correct page that they should open.
Save all of your pages in the same web directory. Check with your school or workplace about using hosted directories before uploading live pages.
Items you will need
Web server space
Look for templates that may save you time with formatting.
Do not use Word for homework assignments that require html coding. Websites created with Word have many code errors that professionals can easily detect.
Risa Edwards is a librarian who works for a small private university. She has a degree in geology and library science, but is interested in topics from across many disciplines. Edwards enjoys using her research skills to help others as well as continuing to broaden her own knowledge.