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When you save a Microsoft Word document as a Web page (on the File menu, click Save as Web Page), Word automatically converts the page to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the language used by Web browsers to read Web pages.

Because Word displays the Web page similar to the way the page would be displayed in a Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer), certain types of formatting and other items that are not supported by HTML or by the Web page authoring environment, are not displayed in Word (or in Web browsers).

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When you save a Word 2000 document as a Web page, Word warns you with the message "Some of the features in this document aren't supported by Web browsers" and shows you a summary of the features that are not supported and how they appear in a Web browser.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the features listed in the following tables also behave the same as listed if you do either of the following:

  • In Word 6.0 or Word 95, you open a Web page document that was created (saved as Web page) in Word 2007, Word 2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000. You resave it as HTML (*.htm, *.html, *.htx), and then reopen the file in one of these later versions of Word.


  • In Word 2007, Word 2003, Word 2002, and Word 2000, you open a Web page document that was created in Word 2000 and saved as a Web page.

The following tables list the elements that Word changes or removes when it saves a file as a Web page.

Character Formatting

Paragraph Formatting

Page Layout


Graphic Formatting

Asian Text Formatting

Table Formatting

Web Page Formatting


For additional information about incorrectly documented features that describe saving as a Web page, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

216692 WD2000: Doc Err: Save a Word 2000 Document as a Web Page
For additional information about the "Indent from left" setting causing the table to be cut off or cropped, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

253968 WD2000: Table Appears Cropped or Cut Off When Displayed or Printed

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