how can I preview a Word-created web page?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by dave black, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. dave black

    dave black Guest

    I'm just learning HTML but don't yet have any webspace.

    What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?

    Any advice would be most welcome.
     
    dave black, Apr 18, 2006
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  2. dave black

    JDS Guest

    JDS, Apr 18, 2006
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  3. dave black

    JDS Guest

    On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 07:33:35 -0700, dave black wrote:

    > What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    > way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    > Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?


    And now, a real answer: "Yes".

    Just open the created "HTML"[1] document in MSIE (or browser of your
    choice).

    Example:

    (1) Create Word doc.
    (2) Export as HTML (File->Save as web page (or something like that))
    (3) Open exported HTML doc in MSIE. MSIE->File->Open->[browse to html
    file and select it]

    It is really quite easy.

    The other way to open it is to browse to the HTML file in Windows Explorer
    (NOT "Internet Explorer"), and double click on it. It should open in your
    default browser.

    But of course, this stuff is OS related, and not really HTML related at
    all, now, is it?

    later...






    [1] "HTML" in quotes, because as we all[2] know, MS Word does not really
    create HTML.

    [2] Well, "we all" as in "we all *professional web developers*". Clearly,
    amateurs and newbs do not know this.

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    JDS, Apr 18, 2006
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  4. dave black

    Paul Watt Guest

    "JDS" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 07:33:35 -0700, dave black wrote:
    >
    >> if I create a web page in Word

    >
    > For the love of dog and all things good in this world, please please
    > please, I beg you, DON'T USE WORD TO CREATE WEB PAGES!!!
    >
    > Arraraarrgh! <runs away screaming>
    >


    Please buy a book (or google html tutorial) on html 4.01 and CSS. Use
    notepad to start you off with. save your files as anything.htm then just
    double click on them and you'll see them in your default browser(IE,
    fireworks whatever)
     
    Paul Watt, Apr 18, 2006
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  5. dave black

    Andy Dingley Guest

    dave black wrote:
    > I'm just learning HTML but don't yet have any webspace.
    >
    > What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    > way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    > Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?


    Print it out, shred it, scan the remains and look at that.

    Word is an _awful_ web editor. It's bad at making pages and you
    certainly won't learn anything by using it. Almost anything (even
    Frontplague!) would be better.

    Instead, use a simple text editor if you want to learn HTML.
    Use Dreamweaver if you're rich and don't want to learn anything.
    If you want something easy (DW ish) but cheap, then there are plenty of
    downloadables every bit as good as DW (for almost all users).



    As to seeing your pages locally, then the best way is to get a web
    server. If you have broadband, then just use one out on the web - it's
    as quick as a local machine.

    If you don't have this, then set one up on a spare redundant PC. Good
    time to learn Apache / Ubuntu install and config :cool:

    If all that's too scary, then as a bare minimum you can simply use the
    pages as files on your local disk.

    the file
    c:\work\my_web_stuff\index.htm

    works fine as
    file:///c:/work/my_web_stuff/index.htm
    in your browser

    Be warned though, this isn't _exactly_ the same as using a web server.
    There are subtle issues about "HTTP headers" you don't care about yet,
    but there are bigger risks if you use an "easy to use" web editor (we
    see many people fall down the same hole, then ask here what went
    wrong).

    An image tag on the page works fine as
    <img src="photos/my_cat.jpg" >

    however many editors might create this as
    <img src="c:\work\my_web_stuff\photos\my_cat.jpg" >
    assuming it's a local file and so that's what you want. When you
    finally upload this to a real server, then it's not a valid URL -- your
    local C:\ drive means nothing to the web server.

    You _can_ develop big websites on local filesystems. But if you're
    beginning, then you're likely to get confused by the URL / path issues
    in a way that doesn't happen when you use a real web server (or at
    least it's instant and obvious what went wrong).
     
    Andy Dingley, Apr 18, 2006
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  6. dave black

    Arne Guest

    Once upon a time *Andy Dingley* wrote:
    > dave black wrote:
    >> I'm just learning HTML but don't yet have any webspace.
    >>
    >> What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    >> way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    >> Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?

    >
    > Word is an _awful_ web editor.


    It's not even that, it's a word processor! :)

    --
    /Arne

    "I travel cross the country and talked to the most competent persons,
    and I can assure you that the computer is a fashion craze that will not
    stand the whole year.
    (Editor for business literature, Prentice Hall, 1957)
     
    Arne, Apr 18, 2006
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  7. dave black

    Martin Jay Guest

    In message <>, dave
    black <> writes
    >I'm just learning HTML but don't yet have any webspace.
    >
    >What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    >way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    >Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?
    >
    >Any advice would be most welcome.


    Don't use Word! It's probably the worst package you could use to create
    a web page.

    If it's just a simple web page could save it and load it into your
    browser to view it.

    Or you could run your own remote web server. There's one free here:
    <http://www.aprelium.com/>
    --
    Martin Jay
     
    Martin Jay, Apr 18, 2006
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  8. JDS wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 07:33:35 -0700, dave black wrote:
    >
    >> if I create a web page in Word

    >
    > For the love of dog and all things good in this world, please please
    > please, I beg you, DON'T USE WORD TO CREATE WEB PAGES!!!
    >
    > Arraraarrgh! <runs away screaming>


    Word HTML and posting from Google Groups. It's a perfect fit.

    --
    Blinky RLU 297263
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
    Coming Soon: Filtering rules specific to various real news clients
     
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 18, 2006
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  9. dave black

    JDS Guest

    JDS, Apr 18, 2006
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  10. dave black

    Guest

    Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > Word HTML and posting from Google Groups. It's a perfect fit.


    Is it really necessary for you to be so snooty?

    The OP freely admits to being a beginner. Is he supposed to know by
    some sort of magic that the use of Microsoft Word for creating what
    claims to be HTML, or of Google Groups for accessing Usenet, are
    (rightfully) criticised for a number of reasons? I suppose that you're
    going to tell me that there are numerous threads and web pages that can
    be found by searching that state your point of view. But if someone
    doesn't know that there's a problem, why would they look for
    information about it?!

    I'm quite sure that there are plenty of things that you might do in
    your life that you are not an expert at, and would be done in a manner
    that a professional would see as deficient. Maybe a racing car driver
    might criticise how you drive your own car, for example. Perhaps a
    professional chef might have a better way of preparing your favourite
    meal. Does any of this make you somehow less of a person? The answer,
    of course, is "no", and that applies equally to someone who doesn't
    know any better when they take their first stumbling steps in your
    field.


    Of course, I'm well aware that the person to whom I'm responding won't
    see this post due to his filtering policies. Perhaps I should find a
    newsreader that can somehow filter out pointlessly snide remarks from
    people, and then we'll both be happy.

    --
    AGw.
     
    , Apr 18, 2006
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  11. Just save the file as a htm or html file, then locate the file with windows
    explorer. Once located doubleclick the file and it will appear in internet
    explorer if you have it on your computer.

    gene

    "dave black" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm just learning HTML but don't yet have any webspace.
    >
    > What I'd like to know is: if I create a web page in Word, is there any
    > way I can see what it looks like on my computer's browser (Microsoft
    > Internet Explorer) without actually publishing it on the Web?
    >
    > Any advice would be most welcome.
    >
     
    Eugene J. Maes, Apr 18, 2006
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  12. JDS wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:56:05 -0700, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> Word HTML and posting from Google Groups. It's a perfect fit.

    >
    > What is wrong with posting from Google Groups?


    Are you able to follow the link in my sig? First, *read* my sig.

    --
    Blinky RLU 297263
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
    Coming Soon: Filtering rules specific to various real news clients
     
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 18, 2006
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  13. dave black

    Neredbojias Guest

    To further the education of mankind,
    vouchsafed:

    > Of course, I'm well aware that the person to whom I'm responding won't
    > see this post due to his filtering policies. Perhaps I should find a
    > newsreader that can somehow filter out pointlessly snide remarks from
    > people, and then we'll both be happy.


    Seriously, pointlessly snide remarks aren't always so interesting, but the
    responses to them can be priceless.

    --
    Neredbojias
    Infinity can have limits.
     
    Neredbojias, Apr 18, 2006
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  14. dave black

    JDS Guest

    On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 15:45:18 -0700, Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Are you able to follow the link in my sig? First, *read* my sig.


    I did, and frankly I agree more with frederick's response than with your
    "snooty" (to quote frederick) web page devoted to why newbies should
    magically become aware of all aspects of Internet etiquette.

    Mind you, I can empathize with some of the gist of what is on your
    anit-google-groups web page. But I really don't agree, overall.

    Remember, you were once a baby too.

    --
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    | http://www.newtnotes.com
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    JDS, Apr 19, 2006
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  15. Martin Jay wrote:

    > Don't use Word! It's probably the worst package you could use to create
    > a web page.


    Naw. Excel and Publisher are worse!

    --
    -bts
    -Warning: I brake for lawn deer
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Apr 19, 2006
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  16. dave black

    dorayme Guest

    In article <>,
    JDS <> wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:56:05 -0700, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    > > Word HTML and posting from Google Groups. It's a perfect fit.

    >
    > What is wrong with posting from Google Groups?


    O no... o no... <groan>...

    --
    dorayme
     
    dorayme, Apr 19, 2006
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  17. dave black

    dorayme Guest

    In article
    <>,
    wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > > Word HTML and posting from Google Groups. It's a perfect fit.

    >
    > Is it really necessary for you to be so snooty?
    >
    > The OP freely admits to being a beginner. Is he supposed to know by
    > some sort of magic that the use of Microsoft Word for creating what
    > claims to be HTML, or of Google Groups for accessing Usenet,...


    Yeah, so take that, Reverend Blinky! This AGw is no schmuck. In
    fact, I would say he is a mensch. Try to be nicer Reverend, he is
    right.

    --
    dorayme
     
    dorayme, Apr 19, 2006
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  18. In article <>,
    JDS <> wrote:

    > Mind you, I can empathize with some of the gist of what is on your
    > anit-google-groups web page. But I really don't agree, overall.


    <http://www.safalra.com/special/googlegroupsreply/>
    <http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm>

    are of considerable help in understanding the medium and culture also.

    > Remember, you were once a baby too.


    Indeed. But resistance is futile. You *will* be assimilated ;-)

    leo

    --
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    Leonard Blaisdell, Apr 19, 2006
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  19. JDS wrote:

    > On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 15:45:18 -0700, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> Are you able to follow the link in my sig? First, *read* my sig.

    >
    > I did, and frankly I agree more with frederick's response than with your
    > "snooty" (to quote frederick) web page devoted to why newbies should
    > magically become aware of all aspects of Internet etiquette.


    No magic needed, here. OP should now be aware of real news clients and
    the real Usenet. Is he doing anything about it? Ball's in his court.

    > Mind you, I can empathize with some of the gist of what is on your
    > anit-google-groups web page. But I really don't agree, overall.


    Okay -- it's a (relatevely) free Internet.

    > Remember, you were once a baby too.


    Goo. [gurgle]


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    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
    Coming Soon: Filtering rules specific to various real news clients
     
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 19, 2006
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  20. Leonard Blaisdell wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > JDS <> wrote:
    >
    >> Mind you, I can empathize with some of the gist of what is on your
    >> anit-google-groups web page. But I really don't agree, overall.

    >
    > <http://www.safalra.com/special/googlegroupsreply/>
    > <http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm>
    >
    > are of considerable help in understanding the medium and culture also.
    >
    >> Remember, you were once a baby too.

    >
    > Indeed. But resistance is futile. You *will* be assimilated ;-)


    Or ignored. It's up to the poster.

    --
    Blinky RLU 297263
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
    Coming Soon: Filtering rules specific to various real news clients
     
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 19, 2006
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