You may be wondering why you have to convert a Word file to image format? Some reasons include that when working with certain types of sensitive documents, one may have to store it as an image as evidence, to avoid being able to edit directly in Word, or due to the nature of your work force you to backup these documents as images.
Of course you can use another device to take pictures of them, but that’s a lot of work, isn’t it? So today I will guide you a few tools to convert a Word file to a jpg format image in the simplest way.
I. Convert a Word file to image by paste special picture in Word.
Step 1: Open the file to process. Ctrl + A to select all of the document then right-click and choose to Copy them.
Step 2: Open a new blank Word file. Look for the Paste icon in the top left corner, under tab File. Click onto the small arrow and choose Paste Special (or as you can see the combination key to it is Alt + Ctrl + V)
Step 3: The Paste Special dialog box appears. In the Paste section choose Picture (Enhanced Metafile). After that press OK for Word to start converting.
Step 4: After the process, the copied content had been displayed as an image in the Word screen. You can right-click at the image and choose Save As Picture to save the image you’ve just created from the earlier Word file.
Step 5: When saving the image, in the Save as Type section of the save dialog box, choose the image format as JPGE File Interchange Format or Tag Image File Format, choose a name to save as you like, where you want to save and press Save.
And here is the photo that I converted and saved just now.
II. Using screenshot tools.
This method is quite simple already, but only used for small and short documents only.
To do this you can use the PrtScr key on your keyboard. Or for Word can use the Screenshot function. Also you can use the Snipping Tool available on your computer’s operating system.
About the above methods, I have a very detailed tutorial already, please go to the link below for reference.
Or you can also upload the document to Gmail, when opened it will be displayed in the available image format and you can take a screenshot. Note that this method should only be used for short texts.
This is how document file will be displayed in Gmail.
III. Convert a Word file to image by online websites.
Here I have a number of websites that convert word to image to help you. The operations on these websites is very simple with just a few mouse clicks. You just need to upload your file, wait for the converting progress, then download it to your computer.
There are also plenty of options for converting between formats for your reference.
That’s it, the above are ways you can convert a Word file to an image format, just follow the steps above.
The suggestion is that the 2 ways after will give a slightly better quality image, but you can choose whichever way you want.
Hope this little knowledge will help you, thanks and good luck!