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I'm not sure what version you have but if you do a Save As and then select "Web page - Filtered", it should clean it up quite a bit as well. But there are still quite a few tags left but they are not MS Office specific.

Posted by El Seven | April 28, 2008 2:11 PM

AWESOME! thank you!

Posted by Rawkn Betty | April 28, 2008 2:12 PM

Good god, stay as far away from MS Office html as possible. It inserts OCEANS of garbage. I don't care if it's compliant or not, it's grossly unnecessary bloat. This is a useful tip.

Posted by Fnarf | April 28, 2008 2:25 PM
Posted by mmbb | April 28, 2008 2:27 PM

Have you heard of Markdown, Jimmy? Do you like baseball?

Posted by PGC | April 28, 2008 2:33 PM

Or, switch to or GoogleDocs and don't worry about dealing with Microsoft crap at all. And yes, they do save as .doc files so you can send them to people who won't give up MS Word.

Posted by King Rat | April 28, 2008 2:42 PM

I agree with OpenOffice comment.

And it's not even good HTML if you let MSFT do it ... I mean, do I need to keep specifying the font for every line? No, and neither does the HTML.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 28, 2008 4:49 PM

Not just every line -- if you change it and then change it back, it will often keep ALL THREE sets of tags. It really is amazingly awful.

Posted by Fnarf | April 28, 2008 5:12 PM

OpenOffice cannot handle DOC very well. It constantly screws up the formatting of anything more complex then a bulleted list. If you're using it solely amongst other OpenOffice users, great. But I would never send a DOC created in OO to somebody who may not have it. Export to PDF would be better.

Posted by El Seven | April 28, 2008 5:25 PM

OMG you are so cool thank you! For real!

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | April 28, 2008 6:12 PM

I've had really good luck with this website:

Posted by nick | April 28, 2008 6:43 PM

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