3 Easy Methods To Convert Word Document As A Jpeg





JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group which is one of the commonly used formats for digital images especially for those produced by digital photography. When a picture or document is converted into a JPEG then it can be shared with anyone and viewed as an image.

In this article, we are going to focus on how to convert a Word document as a JPEG as there is no such feature available in Microsoft Office Word. The need for converting your document into JPEG is that:

  • It can be shared easily.
  • No changes in the alignment even if viewed on different devices with different versions of Word.
  • The size of the document is reduced as JPEG is based on a loss compression algorithm that causes loss of certain portions of content such that it goes unnoticeable by human eyes. Hence, the size of the document can be reduced effectively.

How to save a word document as a JPEG?

As you cannot save a Word document as JPEG directly, here are a few alternative methods that can be used.

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1. By capturing the screen

This is the most commonly used method to convert each page of a document into individual images. Follow the steps given below:

Note: This technique is useful if you want to change the format of one page or just a few pages.

  • Open the Word document which you want to convert and go to the File menu at the top left corner.
  • The document is usually zoomed at 100% for the ease of viewing and editing of the document. Zoom out to a lower level so that you can view the entire page of your document on the screen.

Use the toggle at the bottom right corner of the screen to zoom out and adjust the page visibility on your screen.

  • Now you need to take a screenshot of your document. If you are using Windows then use the following techniques.

2. Print Screen Key (In Windows)

  1. Use the print screen key or ‘prt sc’ on your keyboard to capture the document’s image.
  2. Open the Paint App on your Pc or laptop. Click on the ‘Paste’ option, shaped like a clipboard at the top left corner.
  3. You would find the entire screen that you had captured. Use the Paint tools to crop the image accordingly such that only the page is selected.
  4. Click on the ‘Save’ or ‘Save As’ option. Name the file and change the file type as JPEG from the ‘File type’ drop-down menu at the bottom.
  5. Now the Word document page is saved as a JPEG image.

3. Snip & Sketch Tool (In Windows)

  1. You can also the ‘Snip and Sketch’ mode in Windows. Search for the tool in the search bar and click on ‘New’. Use the adjusting toggles to cover the entire document page.
  2. Now save the selected portion of the screen by clicking on the ‘Save icon’ at the top right corner. Now you have captured your document page’s image.
  3. Change the file type to JPEG. There are several other options available such as PNG, GIF, etc.

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4. Screenshot Tool (In Mac)

  1. In the case of Mac, use the Screenshot tool. You can use this shortcut to open the tool ‘Cmd+Shift+4’.
  2. Adjust and select the document page using the toggles. Save the document page by clicking on File and selecting the ‘Export’ option.
  3. Change the file type to JPEG from the ‘Save file as’ drop-down menu.

Convert from PDF to JPEG (For Windows)

This is another simple technique that can be used for saving a word document as a JPEG as a whole instead of capturing individual pages in Windows. This is a very useful method if you have to save a Word document as a JPEG which has lots of pages.

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First, we need to convert the document into PDF and then convert the PDF into JPEG format. Follow these steps to change a document into PDF:

To convert Word into PDF

  • Open the Word document and click on the File menu.
  • Click on Save As option and choose the file format as PDF.

To convert PDF into JPEG

  • Download the Microsoft File Converter from the Microsoft store.
  • Use the application to open the PDF file to be converted under the PDF to JPEG option.
  • Browse and select the PDF. Click on the ‘Open’ option.
  • Choose a destination folder for the JPEG file and click on the ‘Convert’ option.
  • Now the PDF would be saved in JPEG format at the specified location.

Convert from PDF to JPEG (For Mac)

To change the format of Word document into JPEG in Mac use this alternative method, which is very easy and effective in protecting the quality of the converted image.

To convert Word into PDF

  • Open the Word document and click on the File menu.
  • Click on Save As option and choose the file format as PDF.

To convert PDF into JPEG

  • Use the Preview App on Mac to view the PDF by right-clicking on the file.
  • Click on the File menu and select the ‘Export’ option.
  • Give your JPEG file a name under the ‘Export As’ tab and change the format from PDF by using the Format drop-down menu.
  • Now you can save this JPEG file in your desired location.

There are several third-party applications and free online converters available, that can be used to save a Word document as a JPEG directly. Some of them are listed here, click to try them:

  • Zamzar online file coversion
  • Image online converter
  • Convertio

All of these make the process of conversion direct as you just have to upload the word document and choose the JPEG format. You can also use the same for converting to different formats easily!

Hence in this article, we have covered the various alternatives to convert and save a Word document as a JPEG image on Windows and Mac. Hope you found this useful to change the format of a single page or the entire Word document.

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