@Ingrid Taylor: Hi, I've had the same problem. I've done some research and eventually found the way to do it. I use firefox though, but it should be the same.
Basically when you have the html document in text edit, go to format, then choose: make plain text
Then Save as, change the Plain text encoding into Unicode(UTF-8), then at the end of the file name you have to put .html, eventually a pop up window will come up saying are you sure? you just comfirm html and it's done!
Nice tutorial, very well done! I have a small problem, I only have a MacBook Pro and I use Firefox. I cannot seem to find a way to convert the raw html document into the web page result. Do you know how I can do that? thanks