Tuesday, May 27, 2008

An Introduction to Working on the Web with Office 2000

Learning how to work effectively on the Web - whether it's the Internet, or a corporate intranet - is fast becoming necessary for business success. Office 2000 offers many tools to help you publish documents to the Web, edit and update them, and share Web-based information with customers or co-workers. Office 2000 can also make it easier for you to hold meetings and broadcast presentations over the Internet.

Creating Documents That Live on the Web

Office 2000 offers many ways to put your documents on the Web. You can create them in their native format, for example in Word, and then publish them to the Web in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The formatting you add to your Word document translates automatically into HTML. Read more about round-trip editing capabilities in Use Office 2000 to Edit Documents Posted to the Web. If you are concerned about how different formatting abilities in Office 2000 appear in different browsers, or you'd like to manipulate formatting for various browsers, read the Microsoft Office 2000 Browser Compatibility White Paper.

Creating and Managing a Web Site

Web sites can be anything from one simple page to a very complex site that contains numerous pages and links. FrontPage® 2000 has many tools to help you keep track of your site. Fixing Broken Hyperlinks in FrontPage 2000-Based Webs will show you how FrontPage makes sure your links go somewhere. Use FrontPage reports to track when pages need updating, when site navigation needs some work, or when pages are orphaned.

Publisher easily allows you to create great-looking smaller Web sites that are consistent with your printed publications. Publisher offers the tools to help you design and publish Web pages easily. Read Your Publisher 2000 Web Site: An Overview to learn how to build a Web site using Publisher.

E-mail and the Web

When you want to create a more formal e-mail document, use the HTML paragraph styles to make it easy. By using paragraph styles you can define how the text looks, in addition to defining formatting elements such as numbered lists and bullets without having to apply these styles individually to each word. The paragraph styles apply to an entire paragraph. For more information read Apply HTML Styles to an Outlook 2000 Message.

You can also now send a Web page in e-mail and ensure that all the supporting files are bundled together when you download the Web Archive tool from Microsoft Office Online. E-mail a Web Page as a Single E-mail Attachment with Office 2000 explains how the Web Archive tool works.

Publishing Charts and Spreadsheets to the Web

Learn more about how the new Web Components work in Publish a Chart and Worksheet to a Web Page with Office 2000. With the Web Components you can create a worksheet and chart in Excel, for example, and then publish them to the Web as interactive data. With the help of this focus article, you can download the accompanying spreadsheet and chart and practice publishing them yourself, or delete the practice data and enter your own to work with.

Meeting and Collaborating on the Web

You can now meet online and collaborate on documents during the meeting with Microsoft NetMeeting® and Office 2000. If you need to work on a document with someone who works in another location, there's no need to get on a plane. You can schedule an online meeting with your co-worker and arrange for the document you want to collaborate on to be available during the meeting. To learn how online meetings with NetMeeting work, read Schedule and Meet Online in Office 2000 with NetMeeting.