Reduce Web page size by filtering HTML

This feature is only recommended for experienced Web authors who are concerned about the tags that appear in their HTML (HTML: The standard markup language used for documents on the World Wide Web. HTML uses tags to indicate how Web browsers should display page elements such as text and graphics and how to respond to user actions.) files.

When possible, you should only save a Web page in filtered HTML (filtered HTML: Saving in the Web Page, Filtered format removes Microsoft Office-specific tags. If you save in filtered HTML and then reopen the file in Office programs, text and general appearance will be preserved, but some features may work differently.) when you're finished editing it in Microsoft Word.

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. If you have not saved the file before, enter a new name for the file in the File name box.
  3. In the Save as type box, click Web Page, Filtered.
  4. Click Save.


If you need to edit the file later, you can maintain two files: one in Word format and one in filtered HTML format. You can edit the content in the Word document, save it in Word format for future editing, and then save a copy in filtered HTML format.

Applies to:
Word 2003