Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting to HTML on Mac, part of Creating EPUBs from a Word Document.
- So we're now at the final stage, or at least as far as we can go with Word now that we have a completed document and we need to export this to HTML. I'm using the file Aesop's Fables Complete, which you will have access to if you're a lynda.com premium subscriber. Although of course, you could work along with any file of your own. On the Macintosh this is fairly simple. It's essentially a save as operation. If I go to the file menu and come down to save as web page from here, then I get a save dialogue, of course, asking me for a location for that.
I'll just create quickly a new folder. I'll just call that web export word, just that, like so and it's gonna save it as a web page. The only thing I really need to do here is to check this radio option, save only display information into HTML, which means it basically just saves the HTML. None of the associated office tags or other word gunk that goes into there and it makes your file significantly smaller. So if I just click save, like so, that's it.
It's turned into a web page. You can see all of my hyperlinks here in this document are nice and lively now and I can visit different parts of it. The next step for this would be another application like Calibre or Siegel, or a service like Kindle Direct Publishing if I was publishing out to Amazon. There we are. That's how we generate our HTML from Word.
- Avoiding redundant formatting
- Formatting new or existing Word documents
- Adding a book cover
- Understanding how images work in EPUBs
- Adding bookmarks and links
- Converting footnotes and endnotes
- Exporting to HTML on Mac and on Windows