How to save a Word Document as an Image
Sometimes, it is more convenient to send a Word document as an image to easily access and open it on any device. However, it’s not just a one click trick. It is a process.
There are different methods you can use to change Word documents into images as you will see below.
Method 1: Using Paste Special
This method works only if the document in question is only a page long.
- To select the entire page, press Ctrl + A on your keyboard.
- Then, press Ctrl + C to copy the selected text.
- Alternatively, you can right-click the selected text.
- MS Word will display a contextual menu.
- From it, choose ‘Copy.’
- Open a brand-new document. To do this, select ‘File’ on the ribbon and choose ‘New’ or ‘Blank Document.’
- Right-click anywhere in the new document.
- From the contextual menu, click ‘Paste Special.’
- Select Picture (Enhanced Metafile) and click OK. Now, in the Word document, the image will be pasted.
- Again, right-click on the content, and choose ‘Save as picture.’
- Under ‘File Name,’ give it a title.
- From the ‘Save As Picture’ option, choose jpeg.
The one-paged document is now saved as a picture on your device.
Method 2: Converting Word documents into PDFs then images
MS Word now lets you convert Word documents into PDFs that are much simpler to convert into images.
- Open the Word document you want to convert into a PDF.
- On the ribbon, go to ‘File.’
- From the backstage view, choose ‘Save As.’
- Choose ‘Browse.’
- Doing this opens up a window with the folders on your device.
- Select a folder where your PDF will be saved.
- Under file name, name your document.
- Under ‘Save as type,’ select ‘PDF.’
- Now, go to the Microsoft store and download the PDF to JPEG app.
- Once the app is downloaded, open it.
- From the options, choose ‘Select file.’
- A window with the folders on your device will appear. Open the folder where you stored the PDF and select it.
- Next, select a folder where you will save your JPEG.
- Finally, click ‘Convert.’
- Your PDF is now saved as an image.
This method is beneficial if you want to convert more than one page in a document into images.
Method 3: Using online converters
- Go to the Word to JPEG website
- Click ‘Upload files.’
- The site will open a window with the folders on your device.
- Select the folder with the PDF and click ‘Open.’
- The site will begin to download the file.
- Once the download is complete, you can see it on your toolbar as a ZIP archive.
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