In today’s world, safety and security of the content in the electronic files is the first important thing that is taken into account. It has become beneficial as well as essential to copyright your data from the unauthorized persons. If your friend sends you a PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents with plenty of photos and you need to save them on hard drive, you don’t have to worry since you can extract those images from Word with an easy and simple trick. Here, you will discover and learn on how to extract embedded files, text and images from PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents. Check these out:


  • If you want to easily access the content of XML document, all you need to do is to open your Windows Explore or File Explorer. Navigate to the file from which you want to extract the content and select the file.
  • If you want to change the extension and rename the file to zip, just press the “F2” then press “Enter”.
  • Windows will automatically recognize the file as zipped file. In order for you to extract the file contents, right-click on the file and select “Extract All”.
  • On dialog box, the route where the zip content file will be removed displays in “Files” edit box. After that, a folder with the same name as your file is created in the same folder as zip file. Click “Browse” to extract the files to different folder.
  • Navigate to where you want the zip file content to be extracted. If you want to create new folder, just click “Select Folder”.
  • In order for you to open Windows Explorer or File Explorer window, select “Show extracted files when complete” check box. Then click “Extract”.

Steps on how to Access Extracted Images

  • Included in your extracted content is “word” folder. If your original file is a Word PowerPoint or Excel document, double click on the “word” folder in order to open it.
  • The images from the original file can be found in the “media folder”. Take note that the removed files are considered as original images utilized in the document.

Steps on how to Access Extracted Text

  • If your PC does not have Office, you can access your extracted text in the “document.xml” file in your word folder.
  • You can view this file using text editor such as WordPad or NotePad.

Steps on how to extract attached files of embedded objects

  • In order for you to view the embedded files in your Word document, open your Word file using your WordPad. You will immediately notice that some of the embedded files can’t be display but they are still there.
  • Right-click on the embedded file and you will see “Open PDF Object”. This will open the PDF file on your computer. You can now save the PDF file to your hard drive.

When you successfully extracted the content of the zipped file, you can now revert the extension of the original file back to PowerPoint, Excel or Word documents.