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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] MS Word as an alternative to Web Publishing Tools
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:26:05 -0400
At 10:35 AM 6/17/2005, Steve O'Neal wrote:
>In response to the question from Charly Moore -
>You may be surprised to know that if you want to create simple,
>straight-foward web pages that contain basic text, images and links, you
>can use the most recent versions of Microsoft Word to complete this. You
>use MS Word as an editor and save your files in HTML format.
>The resulting web pages will not be as robust or fancy as those created
>with MS Frontpage or Publisher or other full featured web authoring tools,
>but the time saved by using a simpler, more intuitive tool like a word
>processer may be worth the trade off for some.
A basic (simple) web page does not equal basic HTML :)
Publisher and Word are Microsoft products that use a lite edition of Front
Page to create web pages. FrontPage creates XHTML, which adds much more
code than necessary to create your "basic" web page. For an illustration
of what I (and many others) mean when we talk about bloated code, see this
That is not to say that FrontPage/Publisher/Word are not useful tools; just
be aware of the trade-off in download time, editing capability, etc.
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