Creating a Website in
- Open Word through the Start menu at
the bottom right of your screen.
- If a blank Word page does not come up,
then click on the white paper icon in your button bar. It is at the far
- In the middle of your button bar you
will see the font size. You’ll be able to scroll down to select larger
fonts. You may select a font size from 24 to 48.
- You may also select your font style.
BUT you will probably want to select only the standard fonts—Arial, Verdana,
Times. Not all computers can read the other fonts.
- Type the Header for your page. It
could be something like Welcome to Mrs. Thistlebottom’s Website.
- You can highlight this and make it
bold or italics. You can also put it in a different color by going to
the drawing button bar at the bottom of your screen. If you don’t see the
drawing button bar, go to View at the top of your page and click on
toolbars. Click on “drawing.” You will then see at the bottom of
your screen the letter “A.” Click on the little arrow next to the letter
and you will open up your color selections. See the screenshot
- If you want to create a background
color or some other background effect, click on Format at the top of your
screen, then click on Background. You will see a color chart, but you
can also click on “Fill Effects” and view other background options.
- If you want to use a picture for your
background, then click on the “picture” tab.
- You will be able to browse for a
picture that you have saved. If you want to look for background options,
go to www.iconbazaar.com This site provides free images and
“wallpapers” for websites. To save a background from iconbazaar, you
will need to first click on the background you like. When the background
comes up on a new screen, RIGHT click on the background and save it to your
desktop or to a floppy disk. You can save it to other places on your computer,
but you will need to remember where you saved it so you can eventually upload
it to your website.
- To insert a picture on your website,
click on “Insert” at the top of your Word screen, then select either “clip
art” if you want to use something from Word’s gallery, or click on “from
file.” You can then select a picture you have saved to your computer, or
a picture you got from a site like Iconbazaar.
- You will need to know how to make
links on your page. To do that, you will first need to create more than
one page in your website and save those pages. Make sure you save your
pages as WEBSITES. To do that you will need to go up to “file” and down
to “save as.” When the save window opens, you will need to look at the
bottom of that window and select “website.” See the image below.
- Make sure you save your page using ONE
WORD!!! This is very important. Notice below that I changed the
name of the page to “webinword” so that is only a one word file name.
This is critical!!!!
- To make a link, highlight the word you
want to use as a linking word. Then go to the linking tool in your
button bar at the top of your screen. It is a globe with a chain link at the
bottom. Click on that icon. You will get a dialog box similar to
the one below.
- Click on “file” in that dialog
- You can search for a file you have
created on your computer by browsing through the various directories. You can
do that by clicking on the arrow at the top of that window. See
People often save web files to their
desktop because it is generally easier to find things on the desktop than in
- Continue to make pages and link those
pages. Make sure you save your work periodically.