Converting Word file to HTML

  david.nvr 18:49 06 Jan 2003
  david.nvr 18:49 06 Jan 2003

I have created a large family tree document in Word. This traces my ancestry back to 1509, including wills and biographies, and it contains many superscripts, indents and other funnies. I would like to publish this document on the web for the benefit of distant 'cousins' but don't want to rewrite it into HTML-friendly plain text.

I started to convert it to HTML manually but this was going to take months of work at my slow rate. I then thought about converting it to a PDF file but I believe that to do so requires very expensive software.

Please does anyone know of economic software that would convert the file, as it stands, from Word into HTML?

  Andÿ 18:56 06 Jan 2003

Can't you just 'save as web page' in Word ??

I mean by opening it in Word and clicking File and then choosing the 'save as web page' option.

  jazzypop 18:57 06 Jan 2003

1. You can convert any single file into .pdf for free at

2. Current versions of Word will save as HTML. The success of this depends largely on the complexity of the ducument.

3. A quick search of Google will find plenty of free HTML software, most of which will import a Word file.

  david.nvr 10:00 07 Jan 2003

Thanks, Andy and Jazzypop.

The document is quite complex. I had tried saving it as HTML on my previous computer without success, but that would have been an old version of Word. I now have WorkSuite 2002 so will try again.

If that doesn't work I'll try the free .pdf conversion facility at

What a brilliant forum this is! Useful to the 'duffs' like me, as well as to the 'buffs'.

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