Using a Microsoft Word
Template to Create a Web Page
A template is a
file that contains document, paragraph, and character formats for documents you create
frequently. The template saves all standard text and formatting choices so all you need
to do is enter the variable text.
When you open a web page
template, you will discover that the template is really a Word
table. The columns and help you organize the text and graphics on your
web page. You can replace the
sample text with your own text.
Although the web page
document looks like any other Word
document, it is very different. When the
document is saved, it will be saved in an HTML format.
HTML is an acronym for Hypertext
Markup Language. It is a system for marking text so that it can be read on the World
To create a web page:
1. Choose New from
the File menu. The New dialog box opens.
2. Click on the Web
Pages tab across the top of the dialog box.
3. Double-click on the Personal
Web Page, Left-aligned Column, or Right-aligned Column icon.
4. Design your web page.
You can enhance a web
page by using web page themes, clipart, or web page backgrounds. Web page
backgrounds allow you to add special colors, fill effects, and/or web graphics to your
page. You can also use a theme for a background.
By default, Word documents will have a plain white
background. When you apply a color or pattern, you
show your creativity and individual preferences.
To change a theme:
1. Choose Format,
2. Select a theme of your
3. Click OK
To change the
background of a web page:
1. Choose Format, Background, then select a Color of
your choice or select a Fill effect.
2. Click OK
To insert a hyperlink:
1. Click the Insert
Hyperlink button from the Standard Toolbar
2. First type the text to
display the name of the site.
3. Type the web address (URL)
4. Click OK to see the link
created on your web page.
5. Point to the web site with the hand tool to see the address you
typed pop up.
To link to a webpage:
1. Click Existing File or Web
Page under Link to
to: Text to Display type the
words you want to appear on your page.
3. Under Type the
file or Web page name: (URL) ie: http://ewcsd.k12.ca.us
You must put the http://
when typing the URL.
To add an E-Mail
1. Click E-mail
Address under Link to
2. Next to: Text to
Display type the E-mail address
you want to appear. We do not
type the name of the
person because some browsers
will not allow the link to an
E-mail address to be “hot” especially if no mail program is set up.
3. Under E-mail
address: type the E-mail address
To title your web page:
1. Choose File, Save As.
2. Click on Change Title
Type in the text you want to appear in the titlebart of the
browser (Mrs. Otto's Web Page)