Save Photos from Microsoft Word Document


Save Photos from Microsoft Document

Sometimes we use to add our photos to MS Word document to decrease its size or to send it as one file on email. It’s a good option to add your images to a word file and send it in the email. But on the other side, if the user needs to view or edit those images or use some of them, it will be a real challenge for you or anyone else.

Now if you need to print some photos out of them, how you will copy these photo out of the Microsoft Office Word?. Will you use to copy and paste them out of the Microsoft Word?, No you cannot do so because Microsoft word does not allow direct copy paste out of the Word file.

The challenge is “How to Save photos out of the word document”. If you try to find a software for this or you try to find a converter software, you will fail at all.

How to extract images from Microsoft Office Word Document?

In this article, I will explain how to extract images from Microsoft office word document step by step. You don’t need any special software for this purpose, you only need to have Microsoft office and WinRAR software installed. Now follow there instructions step by step to extract your images out of the word document.

Save Photos from Word: Method 1:

Copy the Microsoft Word document to your computer hard drive that contains your required images. You can simply save to your desktop to easily access and open it.

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Once you have copied your word document, rename your word document and change its extension from .docx to .zip. It will show a warning when you save it, click OK to confirm the extension change. Your document will be changed to a zip archive folder as shown below.

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Now its time save photos from the zip file. Just right-click on it and select “Open With” and select “Windows Explorer” from the context menu or, right-click on the zip file and select “Extract to”. This option will be available when you have installed a zip archiver software like WinZip or WinRAR.

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Click “windows explorer” to open the zip file directly in the windows explorer. it will open like a normal folder in windows explorer and you will see all folders inside the zip folder. There are normally 3 folders and an XML file as shown below.

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Now, Open the folder named “word” to find your images you are trying to extract and use for your required purpose. There are 3 folders and 5 XML documents inside the word folder.

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Open the “media” folder. This folder contains all the images that are inserted into the Microsoft Word Document. Just copy these images and use it as you want.

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Now you are able to extract all types of images from Microsoft word documents and use it in any other software, edit, or send over email.

Save Photos from Word: Method 2

You can also extract images from the Microsoft Word document by using another method. In this method, you have to open your Microsoft Word document and save it as a new format i.e. HTML.

Follow these step by step instruction to save your photos from the Word document.

Open your Word document that contains the images. Click on the file button and select “Save As” option as shown below.

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Click the “Save As” button, select location for your new file and set format as “Web Page (*.htm;*.html) and click save button.

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Now, go to the location where you have saved the web page and open it in any web browser. You can now save all the images from your web page. Right-click on the image and select “Save Picture”.

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Save all your images from word documents easily and without converting your document.

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