Occasionally, saving a Word document in JPEG format may be more useful than saving it as a Word Document. While almost every device can access a JPEG image, not every device can read and display a Word document. With more alternative software that performs similar functions to Word on the market, not every device will have Microsoft Office software installed in their devices. Furthermore, you would be able to read your documents from your smartphones and tablets on the go.
Thus, this article will cover some solutions you can use to save a Word Document as a JPEG image instead.
Method 1: Changing the format when saving the Word Document
This method requires your PC device to have a Word to JPEG converter.
- On your PC device, launch Microsoft Word. Then, pull up the Word document that you wish to convert to image.
- Once the Word document has loaded, click on the File tab. It will be located on the blue heading of your window.
- On the blue, left panel, click the Save As option. It should be the 5th option on the list.
- On the column that appears to the right of the blue panel, select Browse. It has an open folder icon.
- This will open up the File Explorer window on your device. Choose the location within File Explorer that you would like to save the document to.
- Below the bar where you can change the file name, there is an option: Save as type. From the drop-down menu, choose JPEG. This will convert your Word document into a JPEG image.
Method 2: Taking screenshots using your laptop
If you would like to convert a single page it would be easier to use this method.
For Windows users:
- Scroll to the page that you would like to convert to JPEG format.
- Press on the Window key on your keyboard. Hold down on that key until you have completed the next step.
- Press on the Print Screen key (prt sc).
- The display on your PC device will dim then return to normal. This means that a screenshot has been taken.
- Open File Explorer and search for the screenshot taken. It should be under the Pictures folder.
- Right-click on the screenshot and select Edit.
- Using the Select tool, select the portion of the document that you want to keep. Click on the Crop tool to cut away the unwanted parts.
- Click on the File tab. Choose Save As.
- When saving the edited screenshot in File Explorer, choose JPEG from the drop-down menu under Save as type.
For Mac users:
- Take a screenshot of a portion of the window by pressing down and holding on to the Shift, Command, and 4 keys at the same time.
- Drag the selection tool over the area you would like to have within the screenshot.
- Head to png2jpg.com
- Upload the file to convert it to JPEG.
- Download the converted file.
Method 3: Using an online converter
For PC devices that do not have an in-built converter, use this method.
- On your default browser, go to https://wordtojpeg.com/
- Click on the Upload files button to upload your Word document.
- Select the Word document that you wish to upload from your File Explorer.
- Select the Download button below the thumbnail once the website has converted your Word document.
- It will be downloaded as a Zip folder. Extract the files from the Zip folder and your document will be found in JPEG format.