How to Convert Text & Graphics to Images in MS Word

By Editorial Team

Updated May 05, 2020

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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 a simple method.

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.

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Press "CTRL + A" to select everything on your canvas in Word. Press "CTRL + C" to copy everything to your clipboard. In some cases, you may need to use the Snipping Tool available on Windows to select the entire sheet in order to successfully transfer over the text and images completely.

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Click the "Start" icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Click on "All Programs," then "Accessories" then "Paint." If your computer has Microsoft Office 365, you may need to use the "Search" function in the Start tab to locate Paint. Press "CTRL + V" to paste the contents of the clipboard into the new file.

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

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These instructions are specific to Microsoft Word as part of Microsoft Office 365, but are similar in other versions of Word. The key is to copy and paste into MS Paint in order to save as a JPEG, PNG or GIF file.