How to Convert a Word Document to a JPEG Image

By Ann Johnson

When creating a document in Microsoft Word, sometimes it is necessary to save that document as an image file, such as a JPEG. That file can then be displayed on web pages, or used in digital scrapbooking programs or when uploading images for photo books. Unfortunately, saving as a JPEG file is not an option in Word. Yet, there are ways to get around that problem, by converting the document file to a PDF (Portable Document File), and then re-opening the file in an editing software program, such as PhotoShop.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Microsoft Word
  • PDF Conversion software or internet access
  • PhotoShop software

Step 1

Locate PDF conversion software for your computer. You may already have a program on your computer that will convert a Word document to a PDF file. To do this, you print the document in Word, and choose the conversion software as the designated printer. It will then create a PDF file.

Step 2

Pay attention to where the PDF file is being saved on your computer. This will make it easier for you to locate. If you do not have PDF creation software on your computer, there are many websites that will convert your Word document by letting you upload it on their webpage, and then emailing you the finished PDF.

Step 3

Open your PDF file in PhotoShop by clicking on “File,” then “Open.” Locate your PDF file in the window that pops up, and click on the file.

Step 4

Set the desired resolution and size of your image, by making the appropriate settings in the “Import PDF” window that pops up after opening your file in PhotoShop. Click “Ok” after you make your choices.

Step 5

Save your file as a JPEG, by clicking on “File,” “Save As,” and then using the drop down menu next to “Format” in the popup menu, choose “JPEG” and then click “Save.”

Tips & Warnings

  • Some elaborate fonts may not convert to PDF without distortion.