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<H1><Center>Creating the HTML File</Center></H1>
Here is a sample of a very basic web page. Note that the HTML file (shown on this page) which makes the page possible is simply comprised of text. You can either type the text, including the codes, or open a file you have already created and add the codes to the text.<P>
There are a number of ways to create the HTML file.
<UL><LI>You can use a basic text or word processing program. You must remember, however, to save the file as text only. Most word processors have a <B>SaveAs</B> option under the <B>File</B> menu where you can select Text Only or Text (ASCII) format.<P>
Some of the latest word processors, such as Word 97, offer an option under the File menu to save a file in HTML format. This option automatically converts the document formatting (such as bold characters or line breaks) to HTML coding for you. Desktop publishing programs (such as PageMaker 6.5) also offer this option. For tips on using these programs to create your page, see the <A HREF="http://www.temple.edu/computer_services/web"> Computer Services Web Kit</A> available on the web.<P>
<LI>You can also use a web editor which is a program developed specifically for creating web pages. These programs include web formatting tools that you select to automatically insert HTML coding. Commercial web editors include FrontPage and PageMill. Netscape also comes with a web editor called Composer. Information on using Composer is available under Netscape's Help menu.
Learning how HTML works just takes some practice. It's best to start by creating a simple page.