Creating a Website in Word 

  1. Open Word through the Start menu at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. 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 left.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Type the Header for your page. It could be something like Welcome to Mrs. Thistlebottom’s Website.  
  6. 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 below.
 
  1. 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.
 
  1. If you want to use a picture for your background, then click on the “picture” tab.
 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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!!!!
 
  1. 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.
 
  1. Click on “file” in that dialog box.
 
  1. 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 below.
 
  1. Continue to make pages and link those pages. Make sure you save your work periodically.