JPEG, or JPG, is a universally recognised image format. JPEG allows files to be transferred easily between users and is a standard format for graphics used in web pages. Sometimes it is necessary to convert a Microsoft Word or other written document into JPEG format for use by a publisher or to embed in a website. Microsoft Office doesn't provide a tool to make this conversion, but there are free tools available for download or for use online that make quick work of the conversion process.
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Save your Word 2007 document to a convenient location on your computer. Remember the name and location of the document so that you can easily find it later.
Visit the PrimoPDF online converter listed in this article's resource section. Click "Chose File" and find the Word 2007 document on your computer. Enter your e-mail address and click "Convert."
Wait up to five minutes for the document to be converted and e-mailed to you as an attachment. Download the new PDF document and save it to your computer in the same folder as your original Word 2007 document.
Visit Zamzar.com and click "Chose File." Locate and open the new PDF document that you saved to your computer. Select "JPG" in the menu. Enter your e-mail address and click "Convert." click "OK" in the confirmation box and wait while the file uploads to the Zamzar server.
Check your e-mail for a message from Zamzar, which shouldn't take more than five minutes to arrive. Click the link in the email to go a temporary web page prepared for downloading your file. Click the "Download Now" button next to the zipped file and save the new JPEG file to your computer. Open the JPEG file in your graphics program and check the conversion results.
Tips and warnings
- If your Word document is larger than 10 megabytes, download and install the free PrimoPDF desktop application for Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7. A paid professional version is also available, but not necessary for simple conversion needs.
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