chapter 8: word meets web 285
s the Internet continues to play an ever larger role in human self-expression—
with things like personal blogs, online communities, and Web sites devoted to
every subject imaginable—it seems as though every piece of self-respecting
software, from databases to games, is replete with Web-ready features. Where would
you be if you couldn’t convert, say, your recipe ﬁle into a Web page for the world to
see? Or keep a daily journal for your friends (and enemies) to read online?
Microsoft has no intention of being left out of all the fun, so all the key players in Of-
ﬁce 2004 can convert your creations—like PowerPoint slideshows, Excel spreadsheets,
and Entourage calendars—into Web pages. But for traditional, hard-working Web
pages, Word is still the Web workhorse.
Word Meets Web
When you type a Web ad-
dress in the box in the Web
toolbar, Word launches Internet
Explorer (or whichever browser
is selected on the Web tab of
your Internet control panel) and
opens that Web page. No need
to type the “www” or “.com”.