How to Save Microsoft Word Document Image Files as Separate Files

Word Document files are not just for words any more. Documents are now crafted with embedded images. There could be just one, or dozens of images in a single document. And sometimes, you want to save those image files as separate documents, to use outside of Microsoft Word. The creator of the document may not always be able to provide them. How do you separately save images embedded in a Microsoft Word document?

The “obvious” way would be to right-click the image and select the “Save Image As” tab, for each image you want to save. You could individually copy and paste each image into an image program, and save them there. It’s even possible to create or borrow a macro program to seek and save images from Microsoft Word documents. All of these tactics, however, are both time- and labor-intensive. The quickest and easiest ways to save embedded images as individual files are to unzip the .docx file, if you are using Word 2007, or to save the Word document as a web page, if you use Word 2000, 2002/XP, or 2003.

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