There will come a time when you find yourself needing to save your Word document as an image. Whether you need a part or the whole of it saved as an image, learning to do so can come in handy most of the time. Don’t worry because we got you covered! MS Word offers simple ways to save your word document as an image. Make sure you follow the steps provided below to get the results you desire.
Now, there are about three ways to save a Word document as an image.
3 Ways to Save a Word Document as an Image
- Copy and paste the document as an image
- Use the Snip & Sketch tool
- Use an online document converter
The three methods listed above will allow you to convert your word document into an image file. The first two methods give you the freedom to choose the parts you want to save as an image. The third method is a little indirect but proves to be the fastest and easiest way, most especially when you want to save multiple pages as one image file.
We’ll walk you through each of these methods in this guide below. Rest assured that we’ve listed down the steps in a simple manner to guide you every step of the way.
Without any delay, let’s get right to it!
Method 1: Save a Word Document by Copying and Pasting it as an Image
In this method, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to easily copy your document and paste it as an image. This, by far, is the fastest and the most direct way to save a Word file as an image without using another application.
Here are the steps to do just that!
Step 1: Open up a Word document.
First off, we’ll need to open up a Word file. Feel free to use your own personal document if you already have one opened. Otherwise, you can always create a new blank file.
Step 2: Select the content.
Now that we have our document opened, select the part of your file or the entire document that you need to save as an image. Then, right-click on the selection and click the Copy option.
Alternatively, hit the CTRL + C shortcut keys on your keyboard to copy.
Step 3: Paste the copied content.
Open a new Word document. You should see the Paste button in the Home tab. Click on the down arrow below the button to access the Paste drop-down menu. Then, select the Paste Special option.
This will launch the Paste Special dialogue box right in the middle of your screen. Now, select the Picture (Enhanced Metafile) option and click the OK button to paste the selected document as a picture. Otherwise, click the Cancel button.
Step 4: Save the picture as an image file.
Select the picture you pasted and right-click on it. It will open a list of options to choose from. Now, click on Save as Picture.
This launches the File Save dialogue box. Locate the folder where you want your image file to be saved. Type in the filename in the File Name field, then click on the Save as Type drop-down menu. After that, select the image file type that suits your needs. If you haven’t decided yet, you can always choose the default Portable Network Graphics file type.
Congratulations! You’ve just saved a Word document as an image.
Method 2: Save a Word Document as an Image Using the Snip & Sketch Tool
In this method, we’ll use Windows 10 Snip & Sketch Tool to quickly snip the part of the document you want to be saved as an image. This can come in handy especially if you need to take a snapshot from different parts of your file.
Here’s how you can use the Snip & Sketch Tool to save your document as an image.
Step 1. Open up a Word document.
Before we proceed, we’ll need to open up an MS Word document. You can go ahead and use your own personal document if you have one already prepared. Don’t worry about messing up your document, as unwanted changes can easily be undone. In fact, there shouldn’t be any changes since we’re simply snipping a part of your document using another application.
Step 2. Launch the Snip & Sketch Tool.
On your keyboard, press the Windows logo + SHIFT + S keys to launch the Snip & Sketch tool. Now, click and drag your mouse from the top left of the part you wish to capture to its bottom right. This will highlight a rectangular shape snipping of the part of the document.
Finish the snipping by letting go of the cursor. A notification-like memo will appear at the lower right corner of your window. Now, click the memo to launch the Snip & Sketch work window.
Step 3. Save the image.
On the Snip & Sketch window, move your cursor to the top-right corner of the window. Click the Save icon to launch the Save As dialogue box.
The steps to save using the Save As dialogue box are the same as the previous method.
Congratulations! You’ve just used the Snip & Sketch tool to save a Word document as an image.
Method 3: Save a Word Document as an Image Using an Online Document Converter
While this method requires the use of an online document converter, this is by far the most convenient way to save multiple pages as image files.
Here’s how you can use an online document converter!
Step 1. Open a web browser.
To start off, let’s open up a web browser. In the address bar, type in https://www.zamzar.com/convert/doc-to-jpg/. Of course, you can opt to use similar online document converters other than this. This is just what Google gave us when we searched for “Word to JPG”. Feel free to leave us a comment below if you found something better.
Step 2. Upload the Word file.
Once you’re on the site, click the Add Files button to start uploading your Word file. This will launch the Open dialogue box of your computer. Locate your file and click the Open button.
Step 3. Choose the image file type.
After adding the Word file, click the File Type drop-down button to choose the image file type that you want. If you haven’t decided yet, simply leave it as jpg.
You should see your file listed in the Files to Convert table. Once verified, click the Convert Now button to start the conversion.
You will be redirected to another page in order for you to download your converted document. Now, click the Download button to finish the process. If you need to convert more documents, click the Convert more files button.
Note that you will get multiple image files if your Word document contains more than one page.
Voila! You’ve just used an online document converter to save a Word document as an image.
Editing and Deleting Word Documents Saved as an Image
There are times when you’ll need to make some changes in the image files. Whether it is to edit or delete it, we’re here to guide you on how to do it.
Unfortunately, you cannot edit the contents of the saved image file. To save an edited version of your document, you would need to do one of the methods again.
On the other hand, simply locate the saved image file, then press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete the document.
You’ve finally arrived at the conclusion of this article. Hopefully, we’ve helped you figure out how to save Word documents as images. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve covered today.
In this guide, we’ve presented three different methods to save a Word file as an image. The first method makes use of the Paste Special feature of MS Word. The second and third methods require us to use other applications outside MS Word. All three methods are equally useful with advantages depending on how much of your document you need to save as an image.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful!