I know some people may wonder why I am explaining this. I have run across several people lately that were unaware that it is easy to extract images from Word. This industry is involved with a lot of guest blogging, so I thought I would offer this tip and help people save time.
Extracting images from Word is very quick and easy and I am going explain how.
Start With an Open Document
Once you have a document open you want to save it as a Web Page, Filtered:
A Folder is Created
When you have saved a document as a “Web Page, Filtered” a folder is created in the location you choose to save the “Web Page” in. This folder will hold all the images that were in the document. Here is how the folder will look after being saved as a web page. The folder name is the same as the title of the document.
Inside This Folder
The images that were in the original document will be in this folder, but the document itself will not be in there, so make sure you save your document and your “Web Page, Filtered” in the same place.
As you can see in the image above the document images will be automatically saved and given “image” names. You can always rename them if the author has a preference for names of images.
Saving a Word document in this manner can help you in one additional way. Say someone sends you a zipped file with specifically named images for a post, but there are like 10 of them and there is no number order. Organizing a post like this requires a lot of back and forth. If you extract the zipped images to this saved Web Page folder you will have the images listed in order as you see above and you can use them as a guide for the named images.
If you are cranking out a lot of blog posts/articles, like we do here, this technique will save you some time and keep everything nice and organized. Once I finish with a document and their images I just place them in a finished folder and keep my main working folder for SEJ clean.