Step-by-Step Guide: Converting Images to Text in Word

Are you tired of typing out text from images manually? Fortunately, there’s a solution that can save you time and effort – converting images to text in Word. With this handy feature, you can extract the text directly from an image and edit it as needed. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of converting images to text in Word.

Inserting the Image

The first step is to insert the image into your Word document. To do this, go to the “Insert” tab in the toolbar and click on “Pictures”. Select the image file you want to convert and click “Insert”. The image will now appear in your document.

Converting Image to Text

To convert the inserted image into editable text, click on the image to select it. A new tab called “Picture Format” will appear in the toolbar. Click on this tab and then click on “Text Wrapping”. From the dropdown menu, select “In Line with Text”.

Next, right-click on the selected image and choose “Copy Text from Picture”. This action will initiate an optical character recognition (OCR) process that analyzes the image and extracts any text it finds.

Pasting Extracted Text

With the text copied from the image, it’s time to paste it into your Word document as editable content. Place your cursor at the desired location where you want to insert the extracted text.

Now, right-click again and choose “Paste” or press Ctrl+V on your keyboard. The extracted text will be pasted into your document as regular editable text.

Editing Extracted Text

Once you have pasted the extracted text into your document, you can edit it just like any other piece of text in Word. You can change its font style, size, formatting, and even correct any errors that might have occurred during the conversion process.

If you need to make further adjustments to the extracted text, you can use Word’s powerful editing tools. For instance, you can use the “Find and Replace” feature to quickly replace certain words or phrases throughout the document.


Converting images to text in Word is a convenient way to save time and effort when working with image-based content. By following this step-by-step guide, you can easily extract text from images and edit it as needed. With Word’s versatile editing tools, you have full control over the converted text, allowing you to customize it to fit your needs. Give this feature a try and streamline your workflow today.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.