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I can't even import a "word" file in Front page properly. It doesn't work at all.
Please tell me.
What is the best way to convert word documents in HTML format without mixing everything up?
I've used HTML Tidy before though, and it would probably do quite a good job of cleaning up Word-generated HTML junk.
The problem is that I have a lot of documents with word based drawings inside, like lines, boxes and arrows which they get distorted and out of place when i save or export from word as HTML (web page).
It is really painful because the only other solution is to publish my documents as .PDF which will give very big and slow to download files.
The W ord feature of Convert to HTML is so bad as to be unusable. It's pie in the sky.
There is a place which concentrates on all things W ord which may be helpful and I hope you guys don't think I'm dropping: here [wopr.com]
There is an easier way!
Download an install the html filter from
When you have the doc loaded in word, save a copy as html. That copy will have all the nasty MS code embedded in it so that it can be used by all MS aps. Once you've saved it as html, just select it and click a but and it will sreip everything out and leave you with just good ol plain jane html.
If you have an image editor available, you can take a screenshot of your Word drawing. Then crop it to the size you need and place that image in your HTML. Usually a gif with very few colors will work for those line drawings, boxes, arrows etc. -- and give you a relatively small file size.
The worst thing is when you try to import word or other html based documents into Front page. It is almost imposible.
I will try all those applications that you recommended. If they don't work I guess I have to do it manually as tedster suggested.
Your advices are really useful to me at this point. I will keep checking here to see your replies and try to drop answers to your threads (when I know something) given that I' m at a learning process compare to some of you here.