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Inserting a Microsoft Word Document

Inserting a Microsoft Word Document

  1. Click the Ecco Supplier Datasheet page to switch to the Contribute editor.
  2. Select the placeholder text “Include Company DataSheet here” and select the Insert Microsoft Word Document option from the Insert Menu. Navigate to the Microsoft Word file located at:


    Highlight the file EccoPart.doc and click OK.

Figure 8. Inserting a Microsoft Word document into your web page.
Figure 8. Inserting a Microsoft Word document into your web page.

Figure 8 shows how your Word file is inserted into your page in Contribute, preserving the Microsoft Word document’s text styles, formatting, and table formatting. You can also link your pages to larger Microsoft Word files, or the original Word files. This reduces your page size and a user browsing the page can click a link and open the page in Word, which can be handy. You can also drag and drop Word files from the desktop to the page instead of using the buttons in Contribute. Contribute lets you choose how to link or import the file.

  1. Publish the page.

    You may receive an alert dialog box indicating that a page is not linked; if this occurs, you won’t be able to browse or edit in Contribute. Macromedia plans to fix that; for now, use the next step to fix it. Normally users will work from existing pages and create new pages as they need links, rather than creating pages and then linking them together.

    a) Click through the alert dialog box.

    b) In the Save dialog box, name the file “EccoSupplierDatasheet.htm” and save it to the “suppliers/ecco” folder in your site root.

    c) Click through the Congratulations dialog box.

    You’ve saved and published your draft. The main window displays the last page you browsed.

You need to edit one more page. Now that you have a detail page for Ecco Auto Parts, you need to link that new page to the Suppliers page which you haven’t looked at yet.

  1. If you’re not in the Contribute browser, publish the page you are currently working on. This will move you to the browser. Browse the index page for the site; select the Trio Supplier Site from the Home Page’s pop-up menu.
  2. Click the “Read More” link in the TrioMotor Supplier Evaluation Project news item to browse to the Supplier Project page.
  3. Click the Edit button to edit the page in the Contribute editor.
  4. Scroll down the page to the Supplier List table and select the text for “EccoParts.”
  5. Click the Link button in the toolbar.

    You can link this text to an e-mail address, a new page that you can create, or a file. Select the option “File on My Computer…”. You will see the Insert Link dialog box as shown in Figure 9. (The dimensions of this screen shot were edited to fit this tutorial.)

Figure 9. The Insert Link dialog box.
Figure 9. The Insert Link dialog box.

You can select several objects to link to, but you should link to the file that you created in the last step. Therefore, select the option “File on My Computer” and click the Browse… button to navigate to the EccoSupplierDatasheet.htm file in the suppliersecco folder in your TrioNet site.

If you click the Preview option, a preview of the page will show in the preview box. Click OK.

  1. An alert dialog box may appear, stating that you should browse to the file in the Contribute main interface to edit the file. This can be confusing, since it doesn’t apply to this dialog box (when making the link); you can ignore this warning.
  2. You now have a link to the EccoSupplierDatasheet.htm in the table.

    If you want to add an e-mail link or a link to the URL for Ecco Parts, you can do that the same way, using some of the other options in the Link pop-up menu and the Link dialog box.

  3. Click Publish to publish the Supplier Page.