importing text from Word document into web page

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hello all, i just made a menu in microsoft word, it consists of a table with 3 columns and 100 -ish rows. the content is only text, but when i save it as a web page or import it into a dreamweaver document, the file size is around 300 kb. dreamweaver says something like:
the document you are trying to past is too large, try breaking it up into samller pieces and pasting them into new pages.
why is this document so big when really it shouild be quite small?
am i missing something here?

thanx

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Although word does write html (well, it's own special version!) it is not really compatible with software like Dreamweaver because it adds so much crap in. The code is huge because Word adds in so many extra bits of code that you dont need, and don't often display properly in any other browser other than internet explorer.

You would be much quicker just re-creating the table in Dreamweaver and copy and paste the text into the table.

Also - never copy and paste text straight from word into Dreamweaver as it will try to add its own bits of code along with it. Always convert to *.txt first. This way, you wont get any errors.
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Thanx a lot for your help, much appreciated!!
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You could also use HTML Tidy, which has a specialized feature for cleaning up the crapML that Word spews.
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I've used that before too, but find that coming away from Word's HTML completely is the best way to go
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Thnax for your help all!!!

cheers
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