MS Word - save as Web Page - do or don't?

Mainframeguy

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Hey guys - as some of you may know I have been helping worthy places out for free lately... well last week I went to this bunch and showed them Filezilla and sorted their hosting to enable it.

They used to just have one page, so they were noobs and not especially geeky but in a couple of hours I managed to get them to the basics of linking a couple of pages...

It was clear they may slip up with notepad and HTML - so I quickly opted to experiment and used the "Save as web page" option of MSWord for them to perhaps get a step ahead.

What are folks opinions of this in this situation? Once you have done it it sure puts a shed load more code into the pages, but I am not sure if this could inheritly give rise to trouble down the line (it likely means they will not go back to notepad, I guess, but any thing else?)

Opinions and other options welcome :)
 

LordOfLA

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If your intent is to torture web browsers everywhere then proceed with word.

Otherwise there are numerous free WYSYWIG tools out there that do a much better job.
 

X-Istence

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Code:
<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"
xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

<head>
<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=us-ascii">
<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 9">
<meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 9">
<link rel=File-List href="./one-to-one_files/filelist.xml">
<link rel=Edit-Time-Data href="./one-to-one_files/editdata.mso">
<!--[if !mso]>
<style>
v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}
</style>
<![endif]-->
<title>PARENT SUPPORT GROUP</title>
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:DocumentProperties>
  <o:Author>Susie</o:Author>
  <o:Template>Normal</o:Template>
  <o:LastAuthor>Susie</o:LastAuthor>
  <o:Revision>4</o:Revision>
  <o:TotalTime>25</o:TotalTime>
  <o:Created>2007-09-28T12:23:00Z</o:Created>
  <o:LastSaved>2007-09-28T13:42:00Z</o:LastSaved>
  <o:Pages>1</o:Pages>
  <o:Words>24</o:Words>
  <o:Characters>141</o:Characters>
  <o:Lines>1</o:Lines>
  <o:Paragraphs>1</o:Paragraphs>
  <o:CharactersWithSpaces>173</o:CharactersWithSpaces>
  <o:Version>9.2720</o:Version>
 </o:DocumentProperties>
</xml><![endif]-->
<style>
<!--
 /* Style Definitions */
p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
	{mso-style-parent:"";
	margin:0cm;
	margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:12.0pt;
	font-family:"Times New Roman";
	mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
p
	{margin-right:0cm;
	mso-margin-top-alt:auto;
	mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;
	margin-left:0cm;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:12.0pt;
	font-family:"Times New Roman";
	mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
@page Section1
	{size:595.3pt 841.9pt;
	margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt;
	mso-header-margin:35.4pt;
	mso-footer-margin:35.4pt;
	mso-paper-source:0;}
div.Section1
	{page:Section1;}
-->
</style>
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1031"/>
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
  <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/>
 </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
</head>

<body bgcolor=white lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'>
<!--SELECTION--><!--/SELECTION-->

<div class=Section1>

<p><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600"
 o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f"
 stroked="f">
 <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/>
 <v:formulas>
  <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/>
  <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/>
  <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/>
  <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/>
  <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/>
  <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/>
  <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/>
 </v:formulas>
 <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>
 <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/>
</v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_s1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='position:absolute;
 margin-left:0;margin-top:0;width:240pt;height:116.25pt;z-index:1;
 mso-wrap-distance-left:0;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;mso-wrap-distance-right:0;
 mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;mso-position-horizontal:left;
 mso-position-horizontal-relative:text;mso-position-vertical-relative:line'
 o:allowoverlap="f">
 <v:imagedata src="image02.jpg"/>
 <w:wrap type="square"/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=320 height=155 src=image02.jpg
align=left border=0 NATURALSIZEFLAG=0 v:shapes="_x0000_s1026"><![endif]>&nbsp;</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="_x0000_s1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""
 style='position:absolute;margin-left:0;margin-top:0;width:126.75pt;height:531pt;
 z-index:2;mso-wrap-distance-left:0;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;
 mso-wrap-distance-right:0;mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;
 mso-position-horizontal:left;mso-position-horizontal-relative:text;
 mso-position-vertical:top;mso-position-vertical-relative:line' o:allowoverlap="f">
 <v:imagedata src="image01.jpg"/>
 <w:wrap type="square"/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=169 height=708 src=image01.jpg
align=left border=0 NATURALSIZEFLAG=3 v:shapes="_x0000_s1027"><![endif]><b><u><span
style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><b><u><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><b><u><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><b><u><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><b><u><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>ONE-TO-ONE<o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><b><u><span style='font-size:18.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>

<p><span style='font-size:13.5pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>Confidential
sessions are with supervised, trained support workers, they can be one-off or on
going either daytime or early evening to suit you.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

</div>

</body>

</html>

That should speak for itself. Any questions?
 

sean.ferguson

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I wouldn't recommend it, as Lord said there are plenty of WYSIWYG editors out there distributed as freeware that will do a much nicer job and be just as easy to use. :)
 

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no echo the common refrain:

No!
 

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