Using Microsoft Word Web Template in WordPress

Chuck Brown
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We have a template from Microsoft that they call a "Webpage Template".  It is a link in OneDrive that has text, links, and pictures in it.  We've been asked to "add the template to our website", which is in WordPress.  If this were an HTML file, no problem.  If I convert to HTML, the page doesn't look the same, and the pics don't show up.  Since the link is presumably designed to be inserted into a website, I have to assume I'm making it harder than it needs to be.  Suggestions?
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no, that won't work that way... For one, the pictures in the document need to be uploaded to a public web server, or at least into the wordpress server.  Also, microsoft word will render some of the most bloated and unnecessarily complicated HTML you could ever see in life.  If you are trying to actually get the contents of the word doc to render as a wordpress post or page, I can guarantee some of the HTML will get stripped out.  The only thing you could really do is one of two things, (unless I'm not understanding what your want to do at all.)   1.) you could upload the actual word template file to your wordpress and just make it downloadable, but it won't display the contents on the page then.  Or 2.) open the document in word, select all, and copy... then paste into your wordpress post or page.  You will STILL have to save and insert the documents into the page if you do it this way.

I don't know if either of those work for what you are trying to do, because the question you ask is kind of vague and without context.
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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Can you view the link as it is in your browser from 'outside'?  If it can be viewed, you might be able to put it in an iframe on one of your pages.  Otherwise, I agree with Trenton.  Converting Word docs to web pages is just painful.
RobOwner (Aidellio)
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
Trenton KnewOwner / Computer Whisperer

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Nah, this shouldn't get deleted.  My solution provided may not have been the answer the OP was looking for, but it is the correct answer.
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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I still agree with Trenton.  I believe his answer is correct.  The asker can not in any practical way do what he has been asked to do.  It just doesn't work that way.

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