How to save images that are in a Microsoft Word document

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In Microsoft Word, you can't just right-click and save images in documents. Here's what you can do instead.

From time to time, you may need to save an image from a document you receive. Right-click on an image, but there's no way to save it to your computer. So how do you download a picture from a Word document if right-clicking doesn't work?

Fortunately there is actually a workaround that you can use to save any image in any word document on your computer.

How to save pictures a picture from a Word document

In some versions of Microsoft Word, you can simply right-click on an image and save it to your device. However, if this is not the case with the version you are using and you find yourself trying to figure out how to download images from your Word document.

The easiest way to save images from a Word document is to save them as a web page if right-clicking doesn't work.

  • Open the document and go to File> Save As.
  • From the File Format drop-down menu, select Web Page (.htm).
  • Go to the location where you saved the file and double click to open it. It will open in your default browser.
  • You can now right-click on the images in the document and from the context menu, select Save Image As and save the image to your preferred location.

So that's it! Now you know how to download images from Word documents and how to save images from documents.

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