How to Insert a Google Map into Microsoft Word

Written by erin mcmanaway
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Google Maps is an online map application that allows you to create, share and view maps. Although you cannot place an interactive Google Map into a Microsoft Word document, you can change the Google Map into a static image by taking a screenshot. You can then edit the screenshot in Microsoft Paint and insert it into your Word document like a normal image.

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    Create a Screenshot

  1. 1

    Open your Internet browser and navigate to the Google Maps site.

  2. 2

    Press the "Prt Scr" key on your keyboard to take a screenshot.

  3. 3

    Click the "Start" button, type "Paint" in the Search box and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. This launches the Paint program.

  4. 4

    Hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and press the "V" key. The screenshot loads on the Paint program's canvas.

  5. 5

    Click "Select" from the Paint toolbar.

  6. 6

    Click the top-left corner of the Google Maps image, then drag your mouse until you have drawn a box around the map.

  7. 7

    Click "Crop" to crop the extra image around the map.

  8. 8

    Click "File," "Save" to save the map as an image on your computer.

    Insert Google Map into Word

  1. 1

    Open the Word document in your Word program.

  2. 2

    Click the "Insert" tab on the program's toolbar.

  3. 3

    Click "Picture" to browse for an image on your computer's hard drive.

  4. 4

    Double-click the Google Maps image you created. The map inserts into your document like a normal picture.

  5. 5

    Save the changes to your Word document.

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