Why use Word HTML Cleaner
It is well-known that Microsoft Word is a lot less than perfect when it comes
to generating HTML for the web. The "Save as Web Page" function in Microsoft
Word generates files that are about ten times as large as they should be. This is
because the generated HTML is filled with a lot of Microsoft Word specific formatting
tags in order to allow the reversal of the HTML page back to a Word document should
this be required. In a web context, where you solely want to publish the page to a
web site, this "code bloat" is useless and potentially harmful to presentation in
any other browser than Internet Explorer. Another problem is that the
formatting specified in Word remains applied and overrides that of the host web site's
stylesheet. Meaning that the page is likely to look out of place as the formatting
does not match that of the other pages in the web site.
The problem not only arises when using the "Save as Web Page" option. You get the same
problem when copying and pasting text from Word to a WYSIWYG editor (i.e. FrontPage)
or in many cases to a Content Management System.