Can I export pictures from MS Word?
July 27, 2007 11:18 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible to export pictures from Microsoft Word documents? I need to re-color a graphic that's been inserted into a Microsoft Word 2003 document. Unfortunately, that is the only copy I have of the graphic. Word doesn't seem to provide a way to color over graphics. Even getting it into Paint would work fine--but first I need to get it there. Am I screwed?
posted by schroedinger to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Take a screenshot, crop, edit.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:19 AM on July 27, 2007

Actually, wait... you'd probably lose a lot of detail, assuming this is a high-res image for printing?

Right-click the image, 'Copy', then open Paint and paste.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:20 AM on July 27, 2007

Choose Edit/Select All, or hit Ctrl A. Open up MS Paint. Choose Edit/Paste, say OK when it says it's too big. Crop and edit away. Or save as jpg from Paint and edit in another program.
posted by Otis at 11:22 AM on July 27, 2007

If you're on a Mac, File Juicer will extract the original, full-resolution images from pretty much any kind of document.
posted by designbot at 11:27 AM on July 27, 2007

You should be able to right click on the image and select the 'save as picture' option.
posted by slowfasthazel at 11:29 AM on July 27, 2007

Save as a Web Page and all of the pictures will be exported to a folder.
posted by skwm at 11:34 AM on July 27, 2007 [2 favorites]

Right click on the image, choose copy, open up your image editor, hit Ctl+N, then enter, then Ctl+V. Works for me.

When you get the image out, give Paint.NET a try. A much better image editor than Paint, and it's free...
posted by syzygy at 11:36 AM on July 27, 2007

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