I'm just learning to make a web site and I want to thank you for all your great articles on HTML. I learned a lot because my program couldn't do some thing, so I was able to make it work by modifying the HTML code in the file. That was a great help. However, I have a Word document and need to get the images out of it so I can put them in a web page for our office. Do you know if this can be done. There are several and taking screen shots of each would take time. Thank you for your help already and any new information you can share. Jeannie
Yes, there is a simple trick that you can use to get the images out of your Word document. Just save the file as an HTML file. This will cause all the images to get pulled from the actual document. They will be put into a separate folder and will be linked to the original document (now HTML file) via the folder path. So you can just go into the folder, which will have the same name as the file name you gave it when you saved it as HTML, and pull out the images as separate files. This will allow you to move them into a web folder and link them to your web page.
Note, however, that depending on the version of Word you have, you may end up with duplicate versions of the files. You'll get a set as .jpg and another set as .png. You'll also find some XML files that help link the images to the new HTML document file. You can ignore the .png and xml files if you plan to relink them in a new page. I do this all the time when my authors send me articles in .doc format, as I need the raw images to link to HTML files I recreate in Dreamweaver.
You can also do this with Excel. If you have a file containing a lot of graphs that you want pulled out to use in another manner, just click File > Save as web page and the same will happen...the files will be pulled out and linked through a separate folder.
Yes, much easier than having to take a ton of screen shots from your document!
Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant,
Microsoft MVP/MOS Instructor,
Editor for Word & Office 2007 Bibles