Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving an Office File as a Web Page
These pages explain the different ways to save an Office file as a web page,
as well as how to open a web page you created in a web browser.
Choosing how to save the component parts
When you save an Office file as a web page, you have the choice of saving it
as a Single File Web Page (.mht, .mhtml) or Web Page (.htm, .html).
✦ Single File Web Page ( .mht, .mhtml ): All component parts of the file —
graphics, separate pages, and sounds, for example — are bundled into a
single file. Keeping all the component parts in one file makes moving,
copying, and sending the file easier. However, only the Internet Explorer browser
can open and read .mht and .mhtml files. The popular Mozilla Firefox,
Safari, and Opera browsers can’t handle them.
✦ Web Page ( .htm, .html ): All the component parts of the file are kept
in separate files and are saved in the same folder. Keeping the
component parts in separate files is the standard way to present pages on the
Internet. Handling the half-dozen or more files that are needed to display
the web page can be troublesome, but you can be certain that the web
page displays properly in all browsers.
Turning a file into a web page
Before you save your file as a web page, create a folder on your computer or
computer network for storing the page if you intend to save it in several files
in the .htm format. Unless you create a folder for storing all the files, you’ll
have a hard time locating them later, and you must be able to locate them to
transfer them to a web server for display on the Internet or to send them to
Follow these steps to save an Office file as a web page:
1. Go to the File tab and choose Export.
The Export window opens.
2. Choose Change File Type.
Change File Type options appear on the right side of the window.
3. Save your file as a single file web page or web page.
The previous topic in this chapter, “Choosing how to save the
component parts,” explains the difference between the two.