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Save Images from a Word Document in their Original Dimensions

Here's the easiest way to extract images from a Word document. With this tip, you can also get the images in their original dimensions i.e the file size, height, width, quality etc before it was inserted into the Word document.

1. Open up the Word document.
2. Go to File >> Save As Web Page. This opens the Save As box.
3. Select 'Web Page' in the 'Save as Type' drop down list.

4. Click Save.
A new folder is created in the same directory with a name that ends with _files. The images are saved to this folder.

Second Method:
There is one more way to get rip images from Word documents, but you may not get the pictures in their original dimensions with this one. You must have Active Desktop enabled for this method.

1. Open the Word file.
2. Drag the picture from the Word file to the desktop. This opens a confirmation box that prompts you to save the picture.

Click Yes.

3. A Save As box is displayed. Hit the Save button. The image is now saved to your desktop.
4. A final box is shown that asks you to add the Active Desktop item to the desktop. Click No.

I personally prefer the first method. It gives you all the images in a document at one go; plus it can retain the quality of the original image. Enjoy!
Tested on Windows XP with Office 2003.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, December 30, 2008


The new Word 2007 .docx format is XML, so if you open the Word document using a compression program like 7-zip or winzip, you will instantly see and can extract the native .jpg files from the archive. This is even simpler than saving as a web page!
This trick is only for Images but what if you want to save the whole document as image So to get it working follow the simple instruction given below”

1. Download and install Universal Document Converter software onto your computer.
2. Open the document in ms office you want to convert into IMAGE format.
3. Press File->Print… in Printer description option
Select Universal Document Converter from the printers list and press Preferences button.
4. Press Print button to start converting. When the JPEG file is ready, it will be saved to the C:\UDC Output Files folder by default.
5. The converted document will then be opened in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer software or another viewer associated with JPEG files on your computer.

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