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By David Blatner | Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Extract Word Document Images from InDesign

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InDesign automatically embeds any images in your Microsoft Word document inside your layout.

It’s a nice feature, but the problem is the embedded images don’t live anywhere on your computer. They aren’t editable and they also make your InDesign file much larger than necessary.

So in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets, I offer a simple way to extract Word document images from InDesign and get them onto your hard drive where they belong.

I’ll also share a super-secret trick for saving the images in a .DOCX file, the Office Open XML format that’s actually like a small ZIP archive. The images are hiding in the file, just waiting for you to extract them!

Watch today’s free video to learn more.

Want more tips for making Word and InDesign play nice together? Check out Using Word and InDesign Together by my fellow InDesign Secrets author Anne Marie Concepción.

 

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