Creating Web Pages Using Microsoft Word 2000

 

Note: If you have a different version of Word, these directions may not be exact, but will be similar to your version

 

  1. Launch the Word program. To make your web page show a title in the blue bar on the top of the page (such as “Our Community Silent Witness Project” for your home page, or “Pictures During Assembly” on that page, etc)

  1. Click File-Properties, then (if it is not already),

  2. Click the Summary Tab, in the "Title" box, type the name you would like to see at the top of the page and click OK. This is not the name of the file, just the name that shows at the top of the web browser.

  1. Now you can save your file, do:

  1. File-Save As

  2. In the File Name box, type a name for your file: for your home page, type either index.html or default.htm (you will learn more about which one to use in the Finding a Web Site Host and Uploading page), or assembly.htm for your Pictures During Assembly page.

  3. In the Save As type box, click the down arrow to the right and click on "Web Page (*.htm, *.html)" which should be just below "Word Document (*.doc).

  4. Click the Save button

  1. Now you are ready to type your text, just as you would any word processor. Use indent.jpg (949 bytes)to get left, center or right justification of text. Use fontSize.jpg (8702 bytes)to increase or decrease font size or change the font. And again just as in any word processor, numBulletIndent.jpg (1149 bytes)gives you automatic numbering, bullets, and left and right indent of paragraphs. You can get more font effects with Format-Font.

  2. To insert pictures, do:

     

    1. Copy images that you will use to the same folder that contains your web page files.

    2. Insert-Picture-From File

    3. If it is not already in the folder containing your web page, navigate to it with the down arrow to the right of "Look in" at the top of the window, then click on the picture to be inserted and click the "Insert" button.

    4. If desired, click on the image and click the left, center, or right justify buttons indent.jpg (949 bytes)to move your picture to different locations

  3. To create a hyperlink, follow "a" through "g" or "h" through "j" as appropriate

  1. If you are linking to one of your other web pages on your web site, then type the word(s) that is to be linked, such as “Pictures During Assembly”, or “home”, highlight the word(s)

  2. Click Insert-Hyperlink

  3. Click on the "File..." button just under the words "Browse for:"

  4. If it is not already in the folder containing your web page, navigate to it with the down arrow to the right of "Look in" at the top of the window, then click on the file to be linked to and click the "OK" button.

  5. Under "File name:" at the bottom of the window, if there is anything in the box, highlight it and delete it.

  6. Under "Files of type:" at the bottom of the window, click the down arrow to the right and select "All Files (*.*)".  If there is anything in the "File name:" box, highlight it and delete it.

  7. Click on the file that you want to link to and click the "OK" button then click the "OK button.

  8. If you are linking to a web page that is not on your web site, such as the home page of Silent Witness National Initiative, highlight the words as you did above, click Insert-Hyperlink

  9. Click on the "Web Page..." button just under the words "Browse for:" and the "File..." button, this will bring up either Netscape or Internet Explorer.

  10. Find the web page that you wish to link to by typing in the address and pressing the enter key on your keyboard.

  11. Return to Microsoft Word, the address will have been automatically filled in, just click the "OK" button.

  1. Be sure to save your work with File-Save

That’s all there is to it, you have just created a web page, now continue in the same manner with your other pages. Please be sure to create a link to the Silent Witness National Initiative web site near the bottom of your home page.

 

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