Often times, I receive either website copy or press release articles in a Word document with links and formatting within it. The manual way of converting it to HTML would be to copy and paste all of the verbiage from the Word doc into Notepad or TextEdit in plain text, and then start replacing the special characters such as double quotes, apostrophes, etc., and adding the paragraph tags and formatting such as <strong> and <em> or <b> and <i>. If the copy is going on a WordPress site or a platform that automatically converts new lines into paragraphs, then you can omit adding <p> or <br /> tags.
The good news is I have a tool that will help boost your productivity in converting Word documents to clean HTML:
- http://word2cleanhtml.com – Word to Clean HTML Tool