Tip of the week # 526
31 October 2017

Save all pictures used in a document in a separate folder (Microsoft Word) *

Microsoft Word allows you to easily insert illustrations, such as pictures, SmartArt and charts. So what if, at some point, you want to save all images you used in your document in a separate folder in order to easily re-use them?

Here's how:

  1. Open the Word document, as normal
  2. Click the File tab and select Save As (or press F12)
  3. Press TAB and type W until Web Page appears (or select it from the drop-down list)
  4. Press ENTER or click Save
  5. Close the document/web page without saving it (CTRL + W, anyone?)

All illustrations used (including Clip Art, Shapes and SmartArt, if any) have been placed in a new folder that has the same name as the Word document with _files at the end of it. It is typically stored in the same location as the original Word document.

Related tips:

  1. Tip # 486: Create, store and insert frequently used text and graphics (tip_486.php)
  2. Tip # 472: Quickly jump to specific parts such as pages, tables or pictures (tip_472.php)

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.