If you are using MSWord 7.0 and it does not offer a "Save as HTML" option, you should download Internet Assistant for MSWord from Microsoft.
If you are using Word 2000, we recommend that you download and use the Office HTML filter to remove Microsoft-specific code that can be misinterpreted by browsers. For information on Office 2000 HTML filter, click here.
Word processors capable of saving files in HTML format will actually save the text in that format and will save each image as a GIF or JPG file. When the HTML file is viewed in a web browser before or after submission, the images will probably appear below the text, regardless of where they were in the original document. When such a submission is published, the images might appear at the bottom or in the lower right or left corner of the abstract.
NOTE: Word processors other than a properly configured installation of MS Word 97 may not preserve Greek or other special characters. If you have saved your abstract in HTML format, you should view that saved file with your web browser to be sure that it looks like what you intended.
If you need a reliable tool for saving files in HTML format, we suggest that you download the latest version of:
If you are using an HTML editor to compose your abstract, and if the abstract includes an image, then you have a little more control over how your image might appear on the Web. Under these circumstances, we recommend that charts, graphs, and simple line art be saved as GIF files; photographs will usually look better if saved as JPG files.
If a character or symbol in your abstract does not display accurately when saved in HTML format, there might be a problem with how it is being saved. Or it might be a character that cannot be represented by standard HTML code. There is not yet, for example, a standard way of representing Greek letters in HTML. (The method offered in this system works in Windows but not in the MacOS.) Vector variables and complex mathematical formulae must usually be created and saved as image files using something like Microsoft Word's "Equation Editor". If you need help in representing a character that does not display correctly in a web browser, please use the Technical Support or Report a Problem link to contact us.