Editing a text document using Microsoft Word is quite easy as this is what it is supposed to do. Editing a photo of a text document however is not that straightforward as Word will only detect the photo as an attachment. There is however a way to extract the text from an image which will require a couple of steps. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to convert image to Word document.
Converting a JPEG image into an editable Word document
Getting the text document from a photo can be a long process if you do it manually. The good news is that this can be done automatically.
- The latest version of Microsoft Word
- A JPEG image with text that you want to extract.
Once the prerequisites are met then you can proceed with these steps.
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Time needed: 5 minutes.
Editing JPEG image using Word
- Open Microsoft Word.
You can do this by clicking its icon in the Start menu list of applications.
- Create a Blank document.
You can do this by clicking on “Blank document” located on the upper left side of the Word application.
- Drag the JPEG image to the Word document.
This will insert the photo to the document.
- Save the document as a PDF file.
You can do this by clicking on File – Save As. Choose the download location then make sure that the “Save as type” is set to PDF(*.pdf).
- Open the PDF file using Word.
You can do this by clicking File – Open then browse for and click the PDF file.
- Click OK on the new window that appears.
Word will convert the PDF file to an editable Word document. The editable document will open in a new Word window.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully convert image to Word document.
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