How to Convert Word to JPEG for Free With a Download

by Marina Martin

Microsoft Word is a popular application for creating and editing text documents, but it can be difficult to share the resulting DOC files with others because they must have Word installed on their computers in order to open them. Additionally, fonts and formatting may appear differently on other monitors depending on the default fonts and settings of each operating system. You can get around these limitations by using software to convert your Word document into a JPEG picture, which allows everyone to see the exact same image regardless of operating system or system settings.

Use PDF Convert

Close any Microsoft Word windows you have open, if any.

Download and install PDF Convert.

Open your document in Microsoft Word. A new toolbar will appear at the top of the screen containing image conversion options.

Click the "Save As Image" button in the new toolbar.

Select "(.jpeg)" as your destination file type. Click "Save." You now have a JPEG version of your Word document.

Use Office Capture

Exit out of Microsoft Word.

Download and install ePlumSoft's Office Capture software.

Launch Microsoft Word. Choose "Open" from the "File" menu and double-click on your document to open it.

Locate the Office Capture toolbar icon. It looks like a blue envelope and is usually to the left of the "Print" icon. Click this button to launch Office Capture.

Click the "Options" button in Office Capture (it resembles a mechanical gear). Choose "JPEG" as your default Image Format.

Click the "Save" button (it looks like a 3.5-inch disk) and save your new JPEG file to your computer.

Use ePrint Professional

Download and install the ePrint Professional application. Launch the program after installation.

Choose "Open" from the "File" menu. Double-click on your Word document to open it.

Choose "Save As" from the "File" menu.

Choose "Print" from the "File" menu.

Choose "Image Formats" from the "File Type" drop-down menu.

Select "(*.jpeg)" from the "Save As" drop-down field. Click "Save." Your original DOC is now a JPEG image.


  • close Computers consider text inside JPEG images to be pictures, not letters. You cannot edit, highlight or copy text in a JPEG file; you'll have to make changes to the original Word DOC and then reconvert it into an image.