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How to extract images from Office documents

Pull images like blueprints or schematics from Office documents with the help of this easy-to-use application.

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Including images in an Office document can ensure that all relevant data is located in one spot for everyone's convenience. Maybe you need to include a schematic or blueprint diagram to help illustrate a point, or feel photos documenting a problem or demonstration could give your work a bit more power. In any case, the easy part is putting the images into the document, but what if you need to pull the images out of a file?

Sure you could use a screen grabber for small files, but what about large, high-quality images that don't fit into one monitor's worth of screen real estate? Fortunately, a lightweight and portable tool exists to extract images out of many document formats. Read on to learn how to use it.

Step 1: Download and extract Office Image Extraction Wizard Portable

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Step 2: Open the directory the program was extracted to and run Office Image Extraction Wizard. The first pane you will see is a welcome screen for the wizard. Simply click the Next button to move past this.

Note: If you get an error while attempting to run the software from this location, you should be able to bypass it by navigating further into the app folder and running the OfficeWiz program.

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Step 3: Click the folder icon next to the text box labeled Document. In the window that opens, navigate to and select the file(s) you want to extract images from.

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Note: If you are extracting from multiple files at once you will need to make sure the Batch Mode check box is filled in.

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Step 4: Designate a destination for the images by clicking on the folder icon next to the text box labeled Output folder. Hit the Next button to go to the last page.

Checking the box for Create a folder here will make the program create a new folder in the directory you chose. This way, if you use a common folder for extraction, images will be organized based on the file they were extracted from.

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Step 5: Click the Start button to begin extracting the images from your file(s). If you plan on using this program frequently, checking the box labeled Skip this page in the future will eliminate this page and make the process a few milliseconds faster.

The program will then take a few seconds to work on extracting the images. Once all is done, a link will be provided (or you can just open the directory yourself) for you to find and use your images. The free version of the program will only extract three images per file, but this limit can be removed by purchasing a license for the program from the developer's Web site.

(Via Guiding Tech)