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Microsoft KB Archive/172747

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Article ID: 172747

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172747


This article describes new or improved features available with the Word 97 Web Authoring Tools Update.


The Word 97 Web Authoring Tools Update contains new features for working on HTML documents in Microsoft Word. With this update, Word can publish your documents to a Web server, check for broken hyperlinks, take advantage of new page designs, and convert your documents into Web pages more easily.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Word 97
  • Web Page Authoring (HTML) component included with Word 97
  • HTML Converter component included with Word 97
  • Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0

New Features of the Web Authoring Tools Update

The Web Authoring Tools Update includes the following new features:

  • Publish to Web from Within Word

The Word 97 AutoUpdate release includes the Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard version 1.5. The Web Publishing Wizard helps you transfer files to a Web server provided by an Internet service provider, or to any Web server that supports the FrontPage Server Extensions.

To publish your Web page, click Publish to the Web on the File menu.

  • Check Links

The Check Links feature checks each hyperlink or linked image in a Word 97 HTML document to verify that the target destination exists. Word will prompt you to update any broken links.

  • New Templates, Styles, and Backgrounds

This update includes several new Word templates, styles, and backgrounds. These include a new online Resume template and the Jade, Papyrus, and Rattan backgrounds. You can add these to any existing Web page, or to new Web pages through the Web Page Wizard.

  • Improved Conversion Wizard for Web Pages

This updated version of the Conversion Wizard, a tool that converts multiple files from one format to another, includes new options for converting Word documents to Web page documents. With these new options, you can easily give your converted Web pages a consistent look. For example, when you convert your documents, you can choose to have Word add a background or page elements, such as a title area or navigation links, to the top and bottom of all your Web pages.

  • Web Page Preview for Multiple Browsers

If more than one Web browser is installed on your computer, you can select which one Word uses for the Web Page Preview command.

  • Web Page Moving

If you save an HTML document in a different folder, Word prompts you to repair broken links in your document. This Web Page Moving feature gives you the option to copy linked images to the new folder, update the image path so it points to the new folder, or leave the links as they are.

  • Easily Edit Graphics

If you double-click a picture in an HTML document, Word starts your default image-editing program, such as Microsoft Photo Editor (included on the Microsoft Office 97 CD).

How to Obtain the Web Authoring Tools Update

If you have a dial-up connection to the World Wide Web, you can obtain the Web Authoring Tools Update by using either of the following methods.

Method 1: Use the AutoUpdate Command

The AutoUpdate command in Word can automatically check if the latest version is available on the Microsoft Web site. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Word, open a Web page document.
  2. On the Tools menu, click AutoUpdate.
  3. If Word prompts you to download the latest versions, click Yes.

Method 2: Check the Microsoft Web Site

You can use your Web browser to connect to the Web Documents Toolkit for Word Web page, and manually check if the latest version is available. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:
  2. Follow the directions for downloading the Wd97au.exe file.

For additional information about the AutoUpdate feature in Word, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163299 WD97: Web Page Authoring Tools AutoUpdate

172502 WD97: Troubleshooting Setup for the Web AutoUpdate Feature

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