Also after trying some things I noticed you can within Word... SAVE-AS a Web page. This will save your word document as an html page and create a folder the same name as your file name. Within that folder will be the images that were in the document. The html version of your word document references these images within it's code.
You could upload the folder of images to the server but within the HTML document you would have to change the references to the images to be the same as the folder you upload.
The html version of the word document saved the images path to something like c:\My Documents but they will need to be changed to something like /images/stories/folder-of-images or use the full path instead http://yourdomain.com/images/stories/folder-of-images
. You could use the replace function within Frontpage or Notepad to accomplish this.
You could then copy-n-paste the content into your joomla article.
An example of a test page I created using the above process is at http://interactiveonline.com/company-info
Still not an 'easy' way but at least you don't have to create each individual image item using photo editing software.
But still you'll notice you'll have some formatting issues with your site or with some particular articles if you just copy-n-paste html that was created via Word.
Frontpage is a different story. A lot of the content on our site was created using Frontpage. The HTML frontpage creates ins MUCH cleaner than the HTML a Word Document creates. We then copy-n-paste the html from Frontpage into Joomla. Either way we NEVER use Word to create documents since the html it produces is horrible!
Any word documents that are given to me that need to be published to a Joomla site I end up creating from scratch using the Joomla editor, Microsoft Frontpage, UltraEdit (an advanced notepad) or a mixture of all of them.
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