Word: Save HTML without Extra Microsoft Markup

Posted October 16, 2006 by MickeyMouse in Microsoft Word

When saving a file as HTML in Microsoft Word, the file is typically filled with bloated, excessive markup. By removing this markup, your HTML code will be more usable and readable.


When Microsoft added a save to HTML feature, many people thought this would help them transition to the web. However, this is not typically the case.

All the excessive Microsoft markup makes editing or formatting that content almost impossible.

However, the most recent versions of Microsoft Word have added a new Save As feature: Web Page, Filtered. This feature saves much of the extra markup that previous versions of Word created.



1. Open a document in Microsoft Word.
2. Click File.
3. Click Save As.
4. From the drop-down box, select Web Page, Filtered.
5. Click the Save button.

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