Saving a web page

The web page that you create in Word is partly WSYSIWG in that it is possible to see the layout of the text on the page. However, some of the features of a web page such as background colours will only be fully displayed in a web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer.

To view your page in a browser installed on your computer, you need to click on the Preview in Browser button on the toolbar which looks like the example on the right.

However, before you can view the page the web page has to be saved. Word prompts you with a screen like the example below.


Selecting the Yes button will open a File Save dialog box like the example below. You will notice that by default, Word selects the first few word on the page as the filename and assigns an HTML extensions. You can then select the folder to store the file in and change the filename if you wish.

save box

Once the file has been saved, Word will open the default web browser on your computer and display the web page.