MS Word 2010 Tip: Convert SmartArt to Image

SmartArt feature in Word 2007 onward is very helpful, but the output is proprietary and only MS Office understands it. You might want to convert it to an normal image to use it at other places. I needed to do it to convert one of the books to e-pub. The conversion tool I was using could not handle the word art.

Office suite itself provides this feature, but not in Word. Copy paste the SmartArt to a powerpoint slide, right-click on it and select “Save as Picture” and there you have it! The SmartArt as an image. You have the options of various formats to choose from. Pick up the one you need.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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