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How do I create a web page from an Office document?

You can upload a document and SiteBuilder will convert it to a web page. The supported file types are:

  • .doc, .docx – Microsoft Word
  • .odt, .ods – OpenOffice
  • .rtf – Rich Text Format

2 March 2017: SiteBuilder no longer supports creating web pages by uploading a PowerPoint or Excel file. To publish a PowerPoint presentation in SiteBuilder, we recommend that you convert it to a PDF file. Unlike a series of images, text in a PDF is searchable, can be read aloud by screen readers and can be indexed by search engines.

  1. In PowerPoint, go to File > Save As and choose PDF from the File Format drop-down menu.
  2. Upload the PDF file to your web page.

For Excel files that you intend solely to be read, convert these to PDF from within Excel via File > Save As. If you intend for others to be able to reuse the data in a spreadsheet program or other analytical tool, upload the Excel file instead.

Create a new page

  1. Browse to the parent page under which you want to create the new page.
  2. Go to Edit > More > Sub-pages tab.
  3. In the toolbar, select Create from Office.
  4. Select the Choose file button and locate your document.
  5. To overwrite an existing page with the same name, select Overwrite any existing files. This option is useful if you're updating a page with a new version of a document. Enabling the option means that you don't need to manually delete the existing page before creating the new one.

    Use this option with care! If you select Overwrite any existing files, any page with the same name as the one you're creating is deleted and replaced with the page created from the document.

  6. Enter a URL for the new page. If you don't specify a URL, the document's file name is used without the file extension. E.g. uploading My Report.docx creates a page URL my-report.
  7. Enter the page heading, title bar caption and link caption. (For a description of these properties, see: How do I create a new blank page?)
  8. Enter the keywords and page contact.
  9. When you have finished editing the page properties, select the Create new page button.
  10. You'll see a confirmation message with a link to view the new page. (Note that a copy of the document is not stored on the Files tab.)

Related FAQs

How do I upload Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?

Why does my content look strange, or appear to break SiteBuilder, when I paste from a Word document?

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