How to Create an HTML Document for a Web Page in Microsoft Publisher (Example)

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Hospitality! Without a doubt, Microsoft Publisher is a great tool that Office offers us to do different jobs, but not everyone knows how to use it correctly. That's why in this post we'll show you how create an HTML document for a web page in Microsoft Publisher in minutes.

How to Create an HTML Document for a Web Page in Microsoft Publisher

    Steps to create an HTML document for a web page in Microsoft Publisher

    Here we will show you the steps you need to follow to create a HTML document for a web page in Microsoft Publisher, which is a fairly straightforward process.

    • To get started you need to access the Windows menu by clicking the "Start" button and then selecting the "All Programs" option.
    • Next you will see that a list is displayed with all the programs we have installed on our PC. Then select the folder that says "Microsoft Office" and this is where you will see the program icon "Microsoft Office Publisher" , click on it to start the program.
    • Once the program is open, select the 'Websites' option that you will see in the Microsoft Office Publisher introduction menu. Then you just have to click on one of the web page designs that will be shown below to create a blank document.
    • Now you need to adjust the web page format you are creating, for this use the options in the 'Publishing format' column located on the left side of the screen.

    • For example, to rename the web page you have to go to 'Page options' and then select the 'Change page name' option. You can also adjust both the background and the layout as you like.
    • Then, to change the color and font scheme that the web page will have, you need to click on the 'Color schemes' option. You can also insert various types of characters on the page by selecting the option "Combinations of characters".
    • If you want to see what your website looks like, you need to look for the "Website Options" option and then click on the "Preview" option which will open the page in a new browser tab.
    • Finally, to successfully save the file you need to click on the "File" option, then select "Save As" and choose to save the file in Publisher format.
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    How to add advanced elements to our HTML file?

    In case you already know the basic concepts when creating a HTML document for a web page in Microsoft Publisher and want to learn more, then we invite you to read this section where you will learn some advanced features that this program offers us.

    • First of all you have to select the 'Web' option which is located at the top of the screen. Here it will come a large list containing advanced options for the web page . For example, you can add hyperlinks, navigation bars, and form controls.
    • In case you need to add a navigation bar, clicking on this option will give you a wide variety of styles for your website. By default, the text in the bar will be "Home", "About Us" and "Contact", but it can be easily changed. To do this you need to highlight the default text that is on the bar. In addition, you can also drag the edges of the bar to give it the shape you like.

    • Then you can click on one of the navigation bar cells such as "Home" and select the "Navigation bar properties" option so that you can change it to your liking.
    • If you are interested in inserting a link, go to the menu and select the 'Add link' option. Then a new window will open where you need to insert the link you want to associate to some element of the navigation bar. You can also add visual elements, such as: adding shapes in Microsoft Publisher, inserting the WordArt tool, and customizing and resizing the sheet.
    • Finally, you need to save the file to keep the changes you made. To do this, select the "File" option, then "Save As". Now you need to name the file and select the 'HTML' option found in the 'Save as type' list.
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    As you can see, creating a HTML document for a web page using Microsoft Publisher is quite simple, as you practice, you will be able to better master this aspect.

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