Here’s a great wee tip which I discovered here, solving an issue which has bugged me for years.

If you need to extract images from a Word file that someone has supplied, at their original full resolution, just:

  • Open then Save it from a current version of Word as a .docx file

  • Duplicate and rename the Word file, changing the extension from .docx to .zip

  • Open the unzipped directory and navigate to /filename/word/media/

  • Voilà! There they are.

get embedded images from a Word file