Instead of taking the time to learn a new program, you can create perfectly good web pages using a software program you already know--your word processor.  Both WordPerfect and Microsoft Word have the capability to turn any word processing file into a web page. You can edit web pages, add links, and insert graphics to build a good-looking and functional web site. The following instructions apply to Microsoft Word, but the same process works with slight variations in WordPerfect. Note: Do not mix and match word processing programs. Although Word and WordPerfect both create functional web pages, their web editors are incompatible. You cannot easily edit a web page created with Word in WordPerfect, and vice versa. This is especially important if you are working with a team.

Tools Needed

For this series of exercises, you need the following:

  1. An IBM-compatible computer running a Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows 95 or higher);
  2. Microsoft Word for Windows, version Word 97 or higher;
  3. A formatted floppy disk with no other files on it;
  4. A web browser installed on your computer: Internet Explorer or Netscape;
  5. A paper in Microsoft Word for Windows.  If your paper is in another format, you must either convert it or figure out the analogous commands in your word-processing program.  Most word processing programs will allow you to create a web page from an existing word-processing document.
This tutorial has the following parts: