How to Save a Word Document as a JPG

By Foye Robinson

Microsoft Word files are saved as documents by default. You can save documents as Rich Text Format (RTF), Document Template, or even Web Page (HTML) files within Word. However, there is not an option to save a document as an image file in the save settings for Word 2007 or earlier. This also applies to Joint Photographic Graphics (JPG) files, since they are image files. It is possible, though, to use a converter to convert Word documents to JPG files.

Using Free Online Converter

Step 1

Convert your Word document to a JPG online at Zamzar (see Resources).

Step 2

Click on "Browse" and find the Word document you want to re-save. Then double-click the file to upload it to the converter. Select "JPG” from the drop-down list under “Step 2.”

Step 3

Enter your email address and press "Convert." Click “OK” in the message box or “Cancel” to amend your selection. The JPG file will be delivered to your email.

Using Shareware

Step 1

Install DOC to JPG Converter (see Resources). Open the program and click on the “Add” button. The “Open” dialog box will appear.

Step 2

Change "Files of type" to "MS Word (*.doc)" and locate the Word file you need. You may select multiple files by holding down the "Ctrl" key as you select the files with your mouse. Click on "Open" or press the "Enter" key to place the files into the converter.

Step 3

Click on the "Setting" button and choose your preferred options for the image’s size, layout, unit, margins, type, colors and resolution.

Step 4

Select “JPG” for the image format, then click "OK." You will return to the main screen.

Step 5

Click on the folder beside “Export to" and browse to find the folder where the file will be saved. Then press "Convert" to begin the conversion, and your JPG file will be saved to the folder you specified.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you’re using Word 2007, you can save your Word document as a PDF by clicking on the Microsoft Office Button and choosing "Save As" and "PDF or XPS." You can then convert the PDF file to a JPG with Zamzar or your favorite converter.