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Pasting tables to web page without pain

How to get word or excel tables into web pages without pain please?

If I paste a table from word into Dreamweaver (Ultradev 4) I get text only, table is lost. So I save the word file as an HTML page and open this in Dreamweaver. This is good except that there is heaps of word style formatting and the like to get rid of. The tables cannot be resized and reworked in DW as the little style bits prevent changes. Saving the word doc as a "filtered" HTML page (takes the word style formatting ) is only marginally better and of little use. Bottom line: it DOESN’T take out the nuisance formatting.  In Dreamweaver, you can select clean up word doc but that removes very little of the rotten stuff.   I find if I paste the table directly to another web app, Net Objects Fusion, that it pastes in as a web table and the table can be worked with normally. I can then “publish” the HTML page, open that in Dreamweaver and paste the table from that page to where I want to go.
Hmm. There has to be an easier way.  With a short table I can remove bits manually from the HTML or do a global search and remove of each style bit, but not all tables are small.

Could I respectfully ask that we perhaps limit helpers to those people who have actually  successfully solved this.
Many thanks.
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mrwebdevCommented:
I have used this in the past on FrontPage built websites and pages with DW 4
and it worked very well, maybe it will work with word, I don't see why it wouldn't.
It's worth a try, Free extension for DW 4 below:

http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm#view=sn106&viewName=Exchange%20Search%20Details&loc=en_us&authorid=60639501&page=0&scrollPos=0&subcatid=0&snid=sn106&itemnumber=7&extid=254398&catid=0

As far as Excell, I will have to dig a little!

Good Luck, hope this helps!
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andYetAnotherLoginNameCommented:
How to get word or excel tables into web pages without pain please?

Dunno, use aspirin... Seriously, there's File->Save As->Filtered HTML option in Word. I don't know about Excel, I think it requires some specific office setup settings.
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andYetAnotherLoginNameCommented:
" is only marginally better and of little use" - missed that out.
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mrwebdevCommented:
This article explains some things that may be helpful!

      http://www.exceltip.com/excel_tips/Import_and_Export_in_VBA/213.html
      http://caheinfo.wsu.edu/webtips/dreamweaver/ms_cleanup.html

Good Luck, hope this helps!

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mtcmediaCommented:
If you have Frontpage (you have Excel maybe you will) this is the only time I would suggest using it. It has all of the facilities required to make easy movement of Excel spreadsheets to web pages, inclusive of any formulas etc.
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