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Microsoft Office Questions and Answers - How to Save a Word File as an Image File

Leane writes in with an Office question
Question:I have built a logo in Word using WordArt and graphics. Now I would like to merge all the separate graphics into one to save the graphic as one. How do I do this?

Answer: Depending on what version of Word you are using you can print the file to an image file the same way you would print to PDF. Office 2003 includes the Microsoft Document Imaging Writer which lets you print your file to a TIFF or MDI file. Office 2007 and 2010 have the Microsoft XPS Document Writer which creates XPS image files. What you would do is go to File and then Print and select either the Document Imaging Writer or XPS Document Writer depending on your version of word and print/save your document to an image file.

You can click on Start and then Printers and Faxes or Devices and Printers and see if you have the imaging print driver installed. If not then you can run the Office setup again and install that feature.

If you have Adobe Acrobat (not the free Reader) installed then you can print to PDF and then open it in Acrobat and export it to a jpg file. Otherwise you will need to find a converter program to convert the TIFF, MDI or XPS file to the format you want.

Another option is to do a screen capture of the whole document but that may result it image quality loss and may not be the way to go if you are using this image for any type of printing or graphics application.

 



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