WD2002: Comparing Web Page Editing Features of Word and FrontPage

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Web page editing capabilities that are provided with Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs allow you to easily create various types of Web pages. You can also use Microsoft FrontPage to create different kinds of Web pages and to manage your Web site.

This article briefly compares Web page authoring in Word and in FrontPage.
To create Web pages, you can use the Web page authoring tools in Microsoft Word, Microsoft FrontPage, or both. Both programs provide wizards to automate your work, and both allow you to view your Web page content, suchas bullets and images, while you work. One program may be better suited than the other, however, for certain tasks.

Use Web Page Authoring Tools in Microsoft Word:

  • When you want to use the robust word-processing features in Word, such as AutoText and AutoCorrect.
  • When other Web page authors with whom you work frequently use Word.

Use FrontPage:

  • When you are working with a large team or managing a Web server.
  • When you need user authentication for Web page authors.
NOTE: In FrontPage Explorer, you can specify Word as your default editor for HTML files. See the FrontPage documentation for more information.

Feature Comparison

The following table lists various Web page authoring features.
FeatureWord 2002FrontPage 2002
Customization of themesYesYes
Cross-browser DHTML animation effectsNoYes
Enhanced color toolsYesYes
Cascading style sheetsYesYes
Nested subwebsNoYes
Source controlNoYes
Workflow reportsNoYes
Authoring and managementNoYes
Hyperlinks automatically fixedYesYes
Target specific browsers and featuresYesYes
Pre-built web componentsYesYes
Web server administrationNoYes
HTML source preservationYesYes
Quickly insert codeYesYes
Personalized HTML formattingYesYes
Reveal HTML tags on pageYesYes
Edit HTML, DHTML, Script, ASP, and XMLYesYes
Microsoft Script EditorYesYes
Visual Basic for ApplicationsYesYes
Integration with design-time and ActiveX controlsYesYes
International functionalityYesYes

Article ID: 291149 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:26:26 - Revision: 3.3

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