How to extract the images from a .doc file using Writer

This brief tutorial will guide you through the steps to extract all of the images from a .doc file. Though the screenshots are specific to Writer, the steps are nearly identical for Microsoft Word (including 2007).

  1. Start by opening the .doc file
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  3. Select File and then Save As…
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  5. From the Save in: list, select the location you want to save the image(s)
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  7. Select HTML Document from the drop-down list in the Save as type: section.
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  9. If you get a warning about formatting just ignore it and click Yes. Note: you won’t be altering the original document, just copying the pictures from it.
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  11. Now go to the folder that you specified in step #3 above. All of the pictures will be there! Note: you can delete the .html file that will also be in the same folder.
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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • rohit May 3, 2009, 4:13 pm

    thanks. that helps me very well….

  • Charlie April 16, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Just came across this – works for .rtf files too – thanks!

  • Danail Kazakov May 14, 2012, 4:31 am

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

  • tom greg February 2, 2018, 11:34 pm

    Worked! Thanks!

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