How to convert a document of doc to png, emf or wmf images?

There is already a method of converting Microsoft Office documents to images, such as jpg, bmp and tif at, using Document Converter as a system printer. This method requires to set all the print layout parameters before the conversion. This article will present another method of converting Office documents to images with allowing of setting the page layouts using docPrint Document Converter in the converting process. The docPrint Document Converter is a software that is able to convert any printable files to most of the common formats.

This is the url for downloading docPrint Document Converter, You will see two newly added virtual printers in your system printer list after installing the software into your Microsoft Windows Operating System. The two virtual printers are named with “docPrint” and “docPrint PDF Driver” provided by docPrint Document Converter. Here will present some examples of converting your document of doc to png, emf and wmf image using the printer “docPrint”.

The steps for converting doc to png are as follows:

1, Open your doc document with Microsoft Office Word.

2, Follow the menu path “File –> Print…” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + P” to start the print process in your MS Word application Window. Then a dialog box of “Print” will come out.

3, Choose “docPrint” in the dropdown list of “Name” and press “OK” button in the popup dialog box of “Print” as shown in the following snapshot. Then you will see an application window titled “docPrint” indicating that the docPrint Document Converter is launched.


4, Edit the print layout parameters provided in the “Option Settings” dialog and/or on the toolbar of the docPrint application interface as displayed in the coming screen snapshot. Press the button of “Save current image document” on the toolbar after editing the print layout parameters. Then the “Save As” dialog box pops up.


5, The “Save As” dialog is presented in the next snapshot as follow. In the dialog:

  • 5.1. Set the output path in the combo box of “Save in”.
  • 5.2. Edit the file name in the input box “File name” for saving the image.
  • 5.3. Select “PNG File (*.PNG)” in the dropdown list of “Save as type”.
  • 5.4. Choose the color depth in the “Color Depth” dropdown list (24-bit suggested for png).
  • 5.5. Set the resolution of target image in the editable combo box of “Resolution” (at least 300 dpi strongly suggested for maintaining image quality).
  • 5.6. Press “Save” button.


Then each page of the doc is saved into one single png image with name postfixed by ascending-sequence number. The following snapshot shows 14 newly converted png images from a 14-page doc document.


If you choose “EMF File (*.EMF)” or “WMF File (*.WMF)” in the dropdown list of “Save as type” at Step 5.3, the document will be converted from doc emf or to wmf.

EMF/WMF image formats have an advantage that is storing image in vector and supporting theoretically infinite zooming. The last snapshot presents an emf image that holds the image quality and clarity in multiplied size.


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