World Wide Web

What about the World Wide Web? We all know how that's exploded. Can you convert presentations to the Web?

Yes, and I can't think of a better way to have your presentation reach people all over the world. Instead of presenting to people in a room, you can dazzle viewers around the world from Brazil to Tokyo!

But is it easy to do? People want easy.

Oh, it's a snap! You just need to use my Save as Web Page feature. It's as simple as waving a wand.

Well Hocus Pocus Dominocus! Tell us how to conjure up this handy feature!

Converting your presentation into Web pages
Follow these steps to convert your presentation into Internet format.

    1. Open the presentation you want to convert.

    2. Click the File menu, and then click Save as Web Page. The Save As dialog box will appear.

Selecting the Save as Web page command

    3. Click Save to convert your presentation.

To change various web publishing options, click the Publish button in the Save As dialog box. If you're really ambitious, there are even more options that let you control how your presentation will look in a browser. To try some of them out, click on the Web Options button.

Selecting the Save as Web page command

Saving Files for the Web tip

After we have converted our slides to Web pages, I want to see what it looks like. How do I do that?

Just fire up my ol' buddy Internet Explorer and I'll show you the rest. Explorer, by the way, plays saxophone in our band sometimes. When he's not out exploring.

Viewing your presentation on your computer

    1. Open the Internet Explorer 6 browser.

    2. Click the File menu, then click Open. The Open Internet dialog box will appear.

IE6 Browser

    3. Click the Browse button and locate the page with the filename index.htm.

Browsing your hard drive

    4. Click the file to select it, then click Open. Your Internet presentation will appear in the browser.

And how do we get those Web pages onto the World Wide Web?

For that you'll have to work with your Internet Service Provider.

Publishing your pages on the Web
The Web pages you create in PowerPoint do not automatically appear on the World Wide Web (WWW). You must make arrangements to have the pages stored on a Web server. Only then is your presentation available to Web users. You can usually publish your Web pages through an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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