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140 Chapter 7. Using Office on the Web In this chapter Office and the Web Choosing the Right Tool for the Job Moving Between HTML and Office Formats Web Page Design Essentials Working with Hyperlinks Troubleshooting Secrets of the Office Masters: Keys to Effective Web Page Design Office and the Web Office XP is truly Web-enabled, with HTML, the language of the Web, serving as a native file format for Office applications. This means that the long-elusive "round-trip" is a reality: You really can take a Word document, Excel workbook, or PowerPoint presentation, save it to the Web, then open it in a browser, and end up with the same document you saved. You can create and modify Web pages with confidence, knowing that what you see in an application is what you'll get when surfing. Word 2002 also incorporates the capability to save "clean" HTML, at the expense of round-tripping: You get an HTML file that's slightly smaller and less complex than Word usually produces, but you lose the capability to read the file back into Word and retrieve all the formatting. Tip from Although it sounds good in theory, the "clean" HTML generated by Word is still loaded with extraneous tags and flotsam; if you're an HTML-savvy Web designer and you absolutely need standard HTML for your Web site, use a different editor. This chapter is designed to show how Office works with the Web. It won't make you an ex pert on Web-page design or managing Web sites--for that, you should look at Chapters 36, "FrontPage Essentials," and 37, "Developing and Managing a Web Site," which cover FrontPage, Office's pre- miere Web-centric application.