How to Convert a Word Document to a JPEG File

By Nichole Liandi

Microsoft Word is a word processing program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity applications. Word saves its files in a DOC format, but there may be times when you need to send a document to someone and they don't have Microsoft Word. You can convert the document to a JPEG so that it can be opened in a simple picture viewer, such as Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word and create a document.

Step 2

Be sure the portion of the document you want to save as a .jpg file is visible on your computer screen.

Step 3

Windows 7 and most versions of Windows Vista come with the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool is an easy way to take a screen shot. Click the Windows "Start" menu, select "All Programs," choose "Accessories," select "System Tools" and click "Snipping Tool."

Step 4

Drag your cursor from the top left corner of the page to the bottom right corner of the page to select the page.

Step 5

Click "Save" and choose where you want to save the file. Select JPEG from the drop-down menu and click "Save."

Tips & Warnings

  • If your document is more than one page long, you'll need to repeat the process for each page.