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Chapter 10. Using Word to Develop Web Co... > Web Page Development: Word's Strengt...

Web Page Development: Word's Strengths and Weaknesses

The Internet and its underlying technologies have become a fixture in many businesses today. The Web is now becoming integral to the operation of many businesses. The preferred method for disseminating information within many corporations is now the company intranet. An intranet is an internal Web site designed for use within an entire organization or departmental unit. Parts of it may be open to public consumption on the Internet, but generally access is restricted to employees or other parties important to the organization. Some intranets have grown into extranets, which are networks of organizations that share a common interest.

Communicating with Word: Choose the Right Tool for the Job

Choose your tools based on the job you want to do. If you plan on using a lot of flashy Java, JavaScript, VBScript, or dynamic HTML effects, then using a tool specifically designed to implement such elements would be a good idea. If you choose to provide information in a more conservative manner, then Word can do the job. Word's roundtrip HTML feature is a useful tool if you plan to mirror your pages with print communications and you will be updating both versions simultaneously.



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