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This article explains how to use the Microsoft Office Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) filter 2.0 in Microsoft Word 2000.
OverviewIn Word 2000, when you click Save as Web Page on the File menu to save a document as a Web page, Office adds Office-specific markup to the standard HTML and cascading style sheet markup. If this information is not needed, you can use the Office HTML Filter to remove it.
This additional markup fully preserves Rich Text Format (RTF) formatting and page layout, and it allows Word to round-trip documents between binary and HTML format. The Office-specific markup increases HTML file size, sometimes considerably.
However, if you do not need to edit the HTML version of a document, you can trade round-trip functionality for smaller file size by using the Microsoft Office HTML Filter. The filter removes Office-specific markup from HTML files created in Word so that they take up less storage space on Web servers and take less time for users to download.
NOTE: This process does not affect the appearance of your Web pages.
To download the self-extracting filter from Microsoft Office Update, browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
What Happens When You Use the Office HTML Filter in Word?After you download and install the Office HTML Filter, a new Export to HTML command appears on the File menu, and the Export to HTML button appears on the standard toolbar. When you start the filter by clicking Export to HTML, Office-specific markup is automatically removed, which means that you will not be able to use certain Word-specific features when you edit the document again.
The filter does not change the way that Web pages are displayed in browsers, and it does not affect your original Word document. What changes is your ability to edit elements of the document in the HTML version that are supported by the Office-specific markup.
NOTE: You can use the filter on .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .htm files.
How to Use the Office HTML Filter in WordTo use the Office HTML Filter in Word 2000, follow these steps:
NOTE: To use the filter without opening Word, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office HTML Filter. In the Office HTML Filter dialog box, you can select multiple files to filter at one time.
When you use the Office HTML Filter dialog box, you can also filter Microsoft Excel 2000 files that are saved in HTML format. However, the Export to HTML command is not available in Excel.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209556/EN-US/ )WD2000: File Size Increases After Saving Word File as Web Page