**Uploading a Microsoft Word file**

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Is it possible to upload a Microsoft Word file onto a page within my website? The file (poster) contains images in the corners of the page.

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Seaview Flowers

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Hello Seaview Flowers

Microsoft uses their own proprietary HTML which is not compatible with websites. I need to advise you that when you copy and paste rich text directly from MS Word (or another word processor) onto your site, this brings along a whole lot of unwanted formatting that is not web friendly and can easily break your page. It can also cause your site to show up inconsistently in different browsers. The problem might not always show up immediately, but sometimes it happens after you save and navigate to a different page or log out and log in again. To avoid display and loading issues, the best alternative is first to paste your text into NotePad (in the accessories folder of your computer) and then paste it as plain text onto your Yola page. You can then use the Yola text editor to format your text as desired. Please note that this would be the case with any browser-based text editor you might use, not just Yola. It is a universal website building problem.

It's also always a good idea to keep a copy of your text in a .txt file from Notepad so that you have a backup copy kept on your PC.

You can also use this Text Editor to format and spell check your text and strip out MS Word code. It will generate valid markup which you can safely paste into the Yola site builder.

If the above is unacceptable there is something you can try. However, I can't guarantee that it will be safe or effective in every case, so I recommend that you try these steps on a blank test page first to avoid damaging your site.
1) Save the Word document as a "web page filtered" file.
2) Microsoft Office Word Pop-up will appear asking if you wish to save even though it will remove Office-specific tags. Click "Yes."
3) Right click on the saved file and click on "Open with" then click "Firefox"
4) When the file opens with Firefox Highlight all the text.
5) Right click and select "Copy".
6) Open your site builder.
7) Drag a fresh Text widget onto your page and paste the copied text.
8) Update your site by clicking on the "Publish to the web" button.

Alternatively, you can use slideshare.net to embed your Word document.

1. Sign up for a free account with slideshare.
2. Go to "Upload" at the top of your screen.
3. Upload your file(s). Then click on "Publish" (or "Publish All" if you have more than 1 file).
4. Once your file has been converted, then click on the file you want to embed.
5. On the right-hand side, you will see a green box with "Embed" and a code provided. Please copy this code.
6. In your Sitebuilder, drag-and-drop an HTML Widget from the sidebar on the right onto your page (the icon for this is a blue sphere).
7. An HTML editor will open up that will allow you to write or paste your code (use right-click > paste or ctrl-V to paste).
8. When you are done, click "OK" and you will see the way that the HTML displays on your page.

The final alternative is to scan the document and upload it as an image.

I hope you are able to make use of one of these suggestions!