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How To Convert Word (.docx) Documents To HTML

By PageSection Support Team
Updated 06 September 2022 • Published 15 October 2021

The easiest method of converting Word (.docx) files to HTML is by simply saving the document as HTML — click on the Save As option, then select HTML/HTM file type in the drop-down options. However, for users of our website, we provide specific services that may be useful alternatives to the default options provided by Microsoft Word.

Method One (August 2021 Update)

PageSection now provides a service for users to upload and convert Word (.docx) documents into HTML content. This was developed and released after this article was already published, visit to upload and convert files to HTML.

When using the online Word-to-HTML conversion tool that we provide, simply upload a Microsoft Word (.docx) or plain text (.txt) document and let the conversion produce HTML. Disclaimer: Only upload and convert simple documents for accuracy, avoid complex designs and features — like graphs, word-art or animations — which cannot easily be converted to HTML.

Method Two

For this method, we will use the online HTML Editor. Visit and select any of the trial/test/sample projects (no login required). If you prefer using custom templates, feel free to create a user account and be able to upload your own projects and gain full access to them including the ability to save changes. So lets get started.

1. Copy

Open your word document (or any other text file) on your computer, then highlight the target text and copy as you normally would.

Picture of a Microsoft Word's right-click options

2. Paste

Within your web browser, open the HTML Editor, and select the HTML page to edit from the pages menu. Once the selected page has been fully loaded in the preview, double-click to select any text on the page, and paste to replace with the contents copied in the previous step.

Picture of a HTML Editor's right-click options

In some cases, the HTML page may be blank or it might not have any visible content to select and replace by clicking. In such cases, use the editor's sidebar to open the element structure and add or insert an HTML text node into the webpage. You can then proceed to double-click (select) the text node and replace the text contents with the text copied in the previous step.

3. Edit

Finally, you can proceed to edit the text content in the HTML Editor. Editing can be done in two (2) forms; either visually with both the sidebar editor panel options and the rich text editor, or programmatically using the code preview. This enables both programmers and non-programmers to use the editor with ease.

Method Three (Optional)

You can use other services provided by PageSection to create HTML markup and content. These are highly recommended for web content creators.

Using editable HTML templates

Save time creating HTML markup/content by using editable HTML templates. These allow users to edit content directly in the web browser, instead of editing Word documents and converting to HTML later on.

Upload and edit custom HTML templates

You also have the option of editing templates directly using the HTML Editor, which includes multiple useful features such as live-page editing, online previews, file management, code editing, and many more. All you have to do is upload a .zip file containing the HTML template files and get started.

Get HTML Project

Get HTML project files

This could be a website for a client, or for personal use. Get the necessary project files of the website to upload

Create Zip File

Place the files into a single zip file

Put the website (project) files in a single zipped (.zip) file, include an index.html at the "top" and not within another folder

Upload Zip File

Upload the zip file using your PageSection user account

Upload the zip file using our service to create a project and receive a link. Later you can edit or delete the project

Receive Web Link

Receive a web URL link for every uploaded project

After any successful project upload, you will receive a web URL link which can be used to visit or share the website

Benefits include;

  • Sample URL web links for every uploaded file or web project. This may be useful if you want to share or preview the file in a browser. Very necessary when working with other clients and colleagues
  • Generate URL download links. Very useful when sharing project files
  • Edit anything on the HTML page. Any text and element on the page can be modified using the editor
  • Work with the DOM. The HTML element-structure of the page is accessible within the editor's sidebar
  • Live DOM updates. Content changes are synced (synchronized) across the editor's features
  • View and export generated code or content. Produce near optimized and unaltered HTML, CSS, JS output
  • Provided support for both programmers (with code editing) and non-programmers (with visual editing)
  • Suitable for all HTML web content creators for example copy-writers, bloggers, freelancers, and more

For more information about how to save any website/webpage in your browser as an HTML template, feel free to check out this article that explains the process in detail. You can also contact us (using our support email) to ask for help making a template of any webpage


We hope you find this information useful. Feel free to send any queries or ask for more information using our support email or visit other blogs that may be of good use. Kind regards.

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