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Word Web Feature Creating a Web Page Using Word
Web Feature Introduction
Many people have personal Web pages, allowing them to share personal information with
users around the world. Job seekers often post their resume on the Web so that potential
employers can search for and view their resumes online. With Word, you easily can save
any existing document as a Web page. You then can post your Web page to a Web server.
Project — Web Page
Personal Web pages contain text, documents, images, links, videos, and audio. If you have
created a document using an Ofﬁ ce program, such as Word, you can save it in a format
that can be opened by a Web browser.
The project in this feature illustrates how to save the resume created in Chapter 3 as
a Web page (Figure 1a). The resume itself contains an e-mail address formatted as a
hyperlink. When you click the e-mail address, Word starts your e-mail program automatically
with the recipient’s address (firstname.lastname@example.org) already ﬁ lled in. You simply type a subject and
message (Figure 1b) and then click the Send button. Clicking the Send button places the
message in the Outbox or sends it if you are connected to an e-mail server.
As you read through this feature, you will learn how to create the resume Web page
shown in Figure 1a by performing these general tasks:
• Save a Word document as a Web page.
• Format the Web page.
• Use Windows Explorer to view a Web page.
General Project Guidelines
When creating a resume Web page, the actions you perform and decisions you make will
affect the appearance and characteristics of the ﬁ nished document. As you create a resume
Web page, such as the project shown in Figure 1a, you should follow these general guidelines:
1. Craft a successful resume. Your resume should present, at a minimum, your contact
information, objective, educational background, and work experience to a potential
employer. It should honestly present all your positive points. Ask someone else to
proofread your resume and give you suggestions for improvements.
2. Create a resume Web page from your resume Word document. Save the Word document
as a Web page. Improve the usability of the resume Web page by making your e-mail
address a link to an e-mail program. Enhance the look of the Web page by adding, for
example, a background color. Be sure to test your ﬁ nished Web page document in at least
one browser program to be sure it looks and works as you intended.
3. Publish your resume Web page. Once you have created a Web page, you can publish it.
Publishing is the process of making a Web page available to others on a network, such as
the World Wide Web or a company’s intranet. In Word, you can publish a Web page by
saving it to a Web server or to an FTP site. Many Internet access providers offer storage
space on their Web servers at no cost to their subscribers. The procedures for using
Microsoft Ofﬁ ce to publish a Web page are discussed in Appendix D.
This Web Feature focuses on the second guideline, identifying the actions you perform and
the decisions you make during the creation of the resume Web page shown in Figure 1a.
Planning a Resume
Chapter 3 presented
details about the ﬁ rst
guideline in the Plan
Ahead, and Appendix D
presents details about
the third guideline.