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Working With Text In MS Word Web Page

by Big Barnum / June 28, 2008 7:01 AM PDT

Have been trying to construct a webpage using MS Word, and have a problem. I can insert a photo fine, but cannot insert text "next" to it. All text seems to want to start below the photo, not next to it. What am I doing wrong?

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Try another editor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 8:47 AM PDT

Seamonkey (see google) has a nice enough web composer in it. Free too.

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Still need some help
by Big Barnum / June 28, 2008 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Try another editor.

Still need an answer to my question concerning MS Word...hopefully someone can help.

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The one thing is ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Still need some help

Word is not a good html editor which you are finding out. It's tuned to laying down a page so it's weak here.

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Re: pictures and text.
by Kees Bakker / June 28, 2008 9:12 PM PDT

Do it in Word .doc file first. If that looks OK, save it as html and see what IE or Firefox think of it.

If all else fails, put it in a table. Picture in one cell, text in the cell next to it. But I don't think it's necessary.


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Learning HTML
by Big Barnum / June 28, 2008 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: pictures and text.

First I understand that Word is not the best for creating Web Pages. I am learning HTML at a snail's pace, and will be taking a course in September at a local community college. In the meantime I have created a decent looking product in Word, but have this one problem of not being able to insert text next to an imported photo. What I have done looks good in IE7.

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If it looks good in IE7, you're done?
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Learning HTML

Or do you have other problems? If so, be sure to tell us all the details.


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My Problem One More Time...
by Big Barnum / June 29, 2008 4:55 AM PDT

Okay, one more time... I am having trouble placing TEXT along side photograph.

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Okay, one more time.
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

First do it in Word document and save it as .doc. That's standard Word, and has nothing to do with html or an html-editor. I assume you know enough of Word to put a picture somewhere and set its properties, so the text wraps around. If not, you certainly gave us a wrong impression of your problem.

Then save that Word document as .html. Is that OK in a browser, or is something wrong with it? If so, what's wrong?

And I gave a work-around: make a table consisting of one row with two cells. Put the picture in one cell, the text in the other. How does that look in a Word doc? Save the Word doc as html. How does it look in the browser?

And Bob gave a work-around. Don't use Word. It won't help learning html at all, so why do it? Use Seamonkey (or Nvu or Kompozer). All free. All you said to that was "I need an answer for Word", without any motivation. And I gave 2, and all you say is "I've got problems with Word".

There's no progress here. You're somewhat un-cooperative.


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