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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Office and the Web

Office XP is truly Web-enabled, with HTML, the language of the Web, serving as a native file format for Office applications.

This means that the long-elusive "round-trip" is a reality: You really can take a Word document, Excel workbook, or PowerPoint presentation, save it to the Web, then open it in a browser, and end up with the same document you saved. You can create and modify Web pages with confidence, knowing that what you see in an application is what you'll get when surfing.

Word 2002 also incorporates the capability to save "clean" HTML, at the expense of round-tripping: You get an HTML file that's slightly smaller and less complex than Word usually produces, but you lose the capability to read the file back into Word ...

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