How to Save a Word Document as a JPEG

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There may come a time when you prefer to share a Word document as an image that anyone can open. Unfortunately, you cannot export a document as JPEG, but there are a few other simple solutions. Here are just a few.

Convert single page to JPEG

If you have a Word document that contains only one page or if you want to capture a single specific page of a longer document, you can use screen capture software such as Snip & Sketch for Windows or Mac Screen Capture application.

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The first thing to do is to zoom out of your Word document so that the entire page is visible on the screen. You can do this by adjusting the zoom slider on the status bar to the minus symbol. There is no exact recommendation on the percentage. Just make sure the entire document is visible.

Zoom in and out on Word doc GIF

With the page fully visible, type “Snip & Sketch” in the Windows search bar. Open the Snip & Sketch tool, then select “New” or press Cmd + Shift + 4 on the Mac to open the Screen Capture application.

start of a new capture and sketch action

The crosshair will appear on your screen. Click and drag the crosshair to capture the entire page of the Word document.

Then, if you are using Snip & Sketch on Windows, select the floppy disk icon to save the image. Mac users will select File> Export.

Diskette to save

Give your image a name and select “JPEG” from the list of file types. Finally, click on “Save”.

Save in JPEG format

Convert to PDF then to JPEG on Windows

As we mentioned before, you cannot convert a doc file directly to JPEG. However, you can convert your Word document to PDF then on JPEG.

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To convert a Word document to PDF, open the document and select the “File” tab.

Select the file tab

Then select “Save As” in the left pane, then “Browse”.

Click the Save As button

In File Explorer, choose the location where you want to store the file and give it a name. Select the arrow next to “Save as type” and choose “PDF” from the drop-down list.

Save as pdf

Now your file is saved in PDF format.

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To convert your PDF to JPEG, you need to download free Microsoft conversion software. Open the Microsoft Store app and enter “PDF to JPEG” in the search bar. Select the first option.

pdf at jpeg store

The next page displays information about the software. Read it, then select “Get”.

get free software

The software will be installed automatically. Open it and click “Select File” at the top of the window.

Choose the folder

Go to the location of your PDF and select it. The file will then open in the PDF to JPEG conversion program. Open it, click on “Select a folder”.

Select folder

Windows Explorer will reappear. Navigate to the location where you want to store the new file, then click the “Select Folder” button.

select a folder in the explorer

Finally, select “Convert”.


Your PDF will now be converted to JPEG.

Convert to PDF then to JPEG on Mac

The steps to convert your Word Doc to PDF on Mac are exactly the same as those mentioned in the previous section. However, Mac comes with a program called “Preview”, which can convert PDF> JPEG, so no additional software will be required here.

Repeat the steps in the previous section to convert your Word doc to PDF. With your PDF file ready, right-click on the file, select “Open with” from the menu, then select “Preview”.

Select Preview from the menu

At the top left of the window, select “File”. A drop-down menu will appear. Here, select “Export”.

File menu export option

A new window will appear. Click the arrow next to “Format” to display a list of options. Select “JPEG” from the list. After that select “Save”.

Export in JPEG format

Your PDF will now be converted to JPEG.

Don’t want to follow all these steps to convert your Word document to JPEG? There are many Word to JPEG converters online that work really well. Browse and find the one you like!

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