How to Extract the Images From a .DOC File Using Open Office Writer

This short but detailed tutorial will guide you through the steps to extract all of the images from a .doc file using Open Office Writer.

Using Writer, the document editor included in the Open Office suite, you can quickly extract all of the images in a .doc file in one step. Note: this will also work to extract the images from .rtf and other common document formats. Here’s how –

  1. Start by opening the .doc file with Writer.
  2. a doc file opened in Open Office Writer

  3. Select File from the main menu and then Save As… from the drop-down list.
  4. a file save as dialogue box

  5. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the image(s) contained in the .doc file. Click to expand the Save as type: menu and select HTML Document (OpenOffice Writer) (.html) (*.html) from the drop-down list.
  6. selecting html as the output format in a save as window to extract images using Open Office

  7. If you get a warning about formatting just ignore it and click the Keep Current Format button. Note: you won’t be altering the original document, just saving it in a different format so you can access the images in it.
  8. the open office formatting warning

  9. Now go to the folder that you specified in step #3. All of the pictures will be there! Note: you can delete the .html file that will also be in the same folder.
  10. images extracted from a doc file using Open Office displayed in a File Explorer window

If this helped, be sure to check out our other Open Office tutorials, tips and tricks!


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4 thoughts on “How to Extract the Images From a .DOC File Using Open Office Writer”

  1. Thanks for the info. Just found my self in a situation to make use of it and learned something new.

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