How to convert a Word document to a JPG file

How to convert a Word document to a JPG file

Word files are often meant to be shared, and Microsoft includes a suite of tools to make sharing and collaboration easier. But sometimes you want to make sure that no one else can change as much as a comma in your document. The simplest solution is to save your Word file as a PDF, but what if you want to insert text into another document? If so, you may want to convert Word to a JPG.

JPG graphics are easy to share with others and to insert into many different types of documents and if the content of your JPG is just Word text, it will generally be a small file as well.

How to convert a page in Word to JPG

There is no one-click way to convert Word to JPG within Word, but even so it is quite easy to do by taking a screenshot.

In Windows:

1. Start Word with the text you want to turn into JPG. If necessary, use the Zoom slider at the bottom right to make sure all text is visible.

2. Search and select Instrument capture in the Windows search bar.

3. In the Snipping Tool, click New one then drag the selection frame around the text in Word you want to convert to JPG.

Using the Snipping Tool to take a screenshot of a Word file.

4. In the Snipping Tool, click Save capture (the floppy disk icon).

5. In the dialog box Save with name click the drop-down menu Save as type and choose JPG . Then name the file and click Save .

Saving a screenshot in the Snipping Tool

On a Mac:

1. Start Word with the text you want to turn into JPG and use the cursor Zoom at the bottom right to make sure all the text you want to capture is visible on the screen at once.

2. Awards Cmd + Shift + 4 on your keyboard and drag a selection frame around the text in Word you want to convert to JPG.

3. After the screenshot appears on the desktop, double-click on it.

4. In the menu bar, choose File then Export . Change the format in JPEG and click Save .

Saving a screenshot on Mac

How to paste text as JPG into Word

If you have some text that you want to paste into a Word document as a JPG, you can follow the steps in the previous section to take a screenshot and then paste it back into your Word document. But there is an easier way that you can do entirely within Word.

In Windows:

1. Start Word with the text you want to insert as a JPG.

2. Select the text and copy it (press Ctrl + C on the keyboard).

3. Right-click in a document where you want to insert text. In the pop-up menu, find the section Paste options and click Image (the third paste icon).

4. The text will appear in your document in an image frame that you can edit and format, but the text inside the frame is now an image and cannot be edited.

Paste the text as a picture into Word

On a Mac:

1. Start Word with the text you want to insert as a JPG.

2. Select the text and copy it (press Cmd + C on the keyboard).

3. Awards Ctrl + Click to display the pop-up menu, then choose Paste special …

4. In the dialog box Paste special, choose PDF and then click OK . The text will be inserted into the document in a non-editable format, just as if you had inserted it as a JPG.

Third Party Conversion Methods

The methods described above are useful if you have a limited amount of text to convert to JPG, but all of the text must fit the screen to work properly. If you have a lot of text, it may need to be zoomed out so much that it is unreadable. And these techniques aren’t practical if you want to convert an entire document to a JPG.

If so, you can use a third-party converter. There are several out there, but one of the fastest and simplest is Convertio, an online and free file converter. Here’s how to use it:

1. You open Convertio in a web browser.

2. click on Choose file and select the Word file you want to convert.

3. Make sure the menu to descent is set to JPG and then click Convert .

4. It will take a few moments to convert the file. When done, click Download and retrieve the file from the Downloads folder.

Converting a file using the Convertio website.

Convertio will turn a Word document into a JPG file.

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