How to Change a Word Document to JPEG Format


This wikiHow teaches you how to convert a Microsoft Word document into a JPEG image file on both Windows and Mac computers.

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On Windows

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Double-click the document you want to convert into a JPEG. This will open the document in Microsoft Word.

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It's in the top-left corner of the Word window. A pop-out menu will appear.

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This is in the pop-out menu on the left side of the page.

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It's in the middle of the page. Doing so opens a File Explorer window.

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Click the folder in which you want to save your converted Word file on the left side of the window. For example, to save the file on the desktop, you would click Desktop.

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It's at the bottom of the window. Doing so prompts a drop-down menu.

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This is in the drop-down menu. You can't convert a Word document directly to a JPEG file, but you can convert a PDF to a JPEG.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your Word file will be copied to a PDF file in your selected location.

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This app is free in the Microsoft Store: Open , then type in store and click Microsoft Store at the top of the menu. Click Search. Type in pdf to jpeg, then press ↵ Enter. Click the black-and-white PDF to JPEG icon. Click Get in the upper-left side of the window.

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Click Launch when prompted, or open Start , type in pdf to jpeg, and click PDF to JPEG in the results.

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It's at the top of the window. Doing so opens a File Explorer window.

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Go to the location in which you saved your PDF and click the PDF file, then click Open in the bottom-right corner of the window. This will open the PDF in the PDF to JPEG converter.

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Click Select Folder at the top of the converter window, then click the folder in which you want to save the converted JPEG file and click Select Folder in the bottom-right corner.

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It's at the top of the window. This will convert your PDF into a JPEG file and store it in your selected location.

Part 2
On Mac

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Double-click the document you want to convert into a JPEG. This will open the document in Microsoft Word.

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It's an option in the top-left corner of your Mac's screen.

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This option is near the top of the drop-down File menu.

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You'll see this box toward the middle of the "Save As" window. A drop-down menu will appear.

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It's near the middle of the drop-down menu. While a DOC (Word) file isn't directly convertible to a JPEG file, a PDF is.

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It's a blue button in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your file has now been saved as a PDF; you'll likely find it on the desktop.

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To be able to save the PDF as a JPEG, you need to use the Preview application on the Mac because not all third-party PDF applications have this feature. To do this: Click once the PDF file. Click File at the top of the screen. Select Open With in the drop-down menu. Click Preview.

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This option is in the top-left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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It's toward the middle of the drop-down menu.

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This box is near the bottom of the "Export" page.

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Doing so will allow you to save the PDF version of your Word document as a JPEG file. You'll see a slider appear below the Format box; clicking and dragging it right will increase your JPEG's quality, while dragging it left will decrease the quality. This is helpful if you need to lower the image's size (wherein you would lower the quality).

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Your Word document is now preserved in JPEG format.

Part 3
Using an Online Converter

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Go to in your computer's web browser. This is a free website that can convert Word and PDF files into the JPEG format.

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It’s the green button near the center of the page.

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A thumbnail of the file will appear below the “UPLOAD FILES” button. If your Word document contains more than one page, this tool will create a separate JPEG for each page.

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It’s at the bottom of the thumbnail. This downloads a ZIP folder containing the image to your computer. You may have to select a download location and click Save or OK.

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This will vary depending on whether you're using a Windows computer or a Mac: Windows — Double-click the ZIP folder, click Extract at the top of the window, click Extract all, and click Extract all when prompted. Mac — Double-click the ZIP folder and wait for it to finish extracting.

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In the extracted folder, you should see one JPEG file for each page of the Word document you converted; double-clicking a JPEG file will open it in your computer's default photo program.