How to Convert Text & Graphics to Images in MS Word

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Not only is Microsoft Word helpful for creating, organizing and inserting text and images, you can also use it as a starting point to create images, like JPEGs and GIFs, that you can display online or send to others via email. Once you finish designing your document in Microsoft Word, you can convert the text and graphics to images using one of two simple methods.

Copy and Paste Method

  • Finish inserting and arranging your text and graphics in Microsoft Word. Keep the document to one page--that is all that will comfortably fit in an image file.

  • Press "CTRL + A" to select everything on your canvas in Word.

  • Press "CTRL + C" to copy everything to your clipboard.

  • Click the "Start" icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Click on "All Programs," then "Accessories" then "Paint." Press "CTRL + V" to paste the contents of the clipboard into the new file.

  • Save the new document as an image, such as a JPEG, BMP or GIF file ("File" then "Save" in MS Paint).

Screen Shot

  • Create a screen shot of the page in Word as an alternative. Arrange the text and pictures on your page to your liking.

  • Click "View" then "Zoom" on your Word main menu. Reduce or increase the zoom size of the page until all of the text and graphics fit comfortably on the page. They should fill the screen in Word.

  • Press "ALT" plus "Prnt Scrn" on your keyboard. This will take a picture of exactly what you see on screen.

  • Click the "Start" icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Click on "All Programs," then "Accessories" then "Paint." Press "CTRL + V" to paste in the screen shot. Use your editing program's crop tool to remove any excess border around the text and images.

  • Save the new document as an image, such as a JPEG, BMP or GIF file ("File" then "Save" in MS Paint).

Tips & Warnings

  • These instructions are specific to Microsoft Word 2007, but similar in other versions of Word.

References

  • Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
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