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I have a few embedded images in a Microsoft Word document, is there anyway to copy the images out as jpeg files?

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Select the picture, then Ctrl+C to copy onto the clipboard. Then paste it into your image editing program of choice and save it from there.

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Just copy and paste them into an image editing program (even ms paint will do) and then save as a jpeg.

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Select the image and copy it to clipboard in the normal fashion (either Ctrl+C, or click "Edit" then "Copy".

Next, go in to Accessories > Microsoft Paint, (Windows Flag+R / Start > Run then type "mspaint")

Next hit Ctrl+V or "Edit" then "paste"

Save the file and done!

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

Although Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V is a good approach, but a better way is to save the MS word file as webpage, and get the jpg file.

The reason I said this is because Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V will generate a resolution loss in the picture. OTOH, if you save the Microsoft Word to HTML, then all the image size, and the original picture resolution will be preserved.

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+1 a nice way to extract all the images at once –  Ben Sep 14 '09 at 11:22
    
If the image has been resized when inserted into Word then the JPEG image will be a lower quality resized image. This is particularly noticeable for screen grabs containing text. Word 2007 also produces a full size PNG image with 'Save as Web Page' which will be the original quality. As T Kaltnekar pointed out, this is also available by opening the .docx file in 7-Zip. –  pelms Sep 14 '09 at 13:06
    
very nice! +1 ... –  studiohack Jun 21 '10 at 3:37

If you are using Word 2007 you can open *.docx in 7-zip, since it is basically just a zip archive. Images are located in folder word\media. A bit more direct approach to saving as html but obviously won't work in older versions of Word.

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I did not know this, nice tip! :) –  techtechmo Sep 14 '09 at 12:43

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