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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages Apps
I occasionally receive a MS Word document with embedded pictures which I'm supposed to use further. Once when this happened, there was no time to ask for the original pictures. So I opened the Word document in Pages, saved it as a Pages file, and switched back to the Finder. I then Control-clicked the new Pages document, and chose Show Package Contents from the contextualo menu.

No big surprise, but the pictures are there in their original resolution, uncropped, with no color shifts. I had tried it several times before, using Word's "Save Picture As..." command, or PDF exports, but this solution was just what I wanted. Thumbs up, iWork! If only you had that spreadsheet now!
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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages
Authored by: rhowell on Mar 28, '06 06:55:51AM

This is a great hint! Works with Powerpoint->Keynote, too.

When one embeds a PDF figure into Word or Powerpoint, it get bitmapped. BAD! Unfortunately, Pages and Keynote receive these as PNG files, so the vector objects are lost. Darn. This would have made my day.



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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages
Authored by: Mike A on Mar 28, '06 11:28:53AM

The other annoyance I've found with Word and PDFs is that it seems to sometimes decide that transparency in a PDF should be rendered as black. Very irratating!



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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages
Authored by: mdale7 on Mar 28, '06 08:55:36AM

I have found that FileJuicer (http://echoone.com/filejuicer/) is a useful tool in the same situations. Not only does it work with word doc files, but will attempt to extract varied media(audio, video, text, and imags) from most common file types. Best of all, it is only a $9 shareware fee instead of the $79 cost of iWork (unless you already have it).

Hope this helps,

Matt



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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages
Authored by: Gabs on Mar 28, '06 12:28:16PM

For raster images (at least) you can also use Copy -> Paste.

Click on the image you're after in the Word File; File>Copy; switch to Photoshop (or whatever): File>New... [Photoshop defaults to size, resolution colour space etc of the Clipboard]; Paste.

[Usually] works a treat.



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Extract pictures from Word documents via Pages
Authored by: blubbernaut on Mar 28, '06 02:10:10PM

When using the copy and paste method from Word to Photoshop, you should double-click the image and under the size tab, click Reset. This will bring the pic back to it's original import size, then copy and paste into Photoshop. Obviously we all want clients to send us the high quality originals first time though!



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