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I have a Microsoft Word 2010 document which I want to save as a .png image file, so I can include it as part of a PowerPoint slide.

In Powerpoint, there's a built in "Save As" option for exporting slides as png image files. However, no such option seems to exist in Microsoft Word.

How can I export a Word 2010 document as a .png image file?

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  1. Install PDFCreator (Free software)
  2. Open World file
  3. Ctrl + P
  4. Select PDFCreator as a Printer
  5. Print
  6. PDFCreator Dailog open
  7. Click on the icon beside file for output types(PDF, JPG, PNG etc)
  8. Select PNG
  9. Save

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There is no native method of exporting a Word document as an image format because the whole point of Word is for word processing.

You will need to export the document to PDF (Save As...) and then use a third party application to export the PDF page(s) to your desired format; and then insert them into the application/document you intend the final result.

  • For example you can use GIMP to open PDF page and then save it as PNG. – endrju Aug 7 '17 at 21:54
  • Even Adobe Reader can export to JPG, but, yes, many programs can export PDF to other formats. – Kinnectus Aug 7 '17 at 22:00
  • Adobe Reader can't (full Adobe Acrobat is required according to answers.acrobatusers.com/… ). – endrju Aug 7 '17 at 22:50
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If you are expecting there to be a tool that somehow can save a 50 page Word doc into some image of arbitrary dimensions, then you are out of luck.

However, if you are using Windows and want just a page or screenful of the Word doc, just open the doc and take the built-in Snipping Tool (in All Programs--> Accessories). You can zoom in or out with Word to get more onscreen if needed.

Clip a rectangle around the page or whatever you want in the ppt and save the snip, the default is .png but it saves as .jpg also.

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