How to Use Zapps Pro
The Collection

Pro Media Controls: Save Pics

 
Pro Media Controls group on The Collection ribbon

Use Save Pics to save specific objects in a Word document separately as picture files.

The supported picture formats are: PNG, TIF, JPG, GIF, EMF and BMP.


Save Pics options

To Save Pics

  1. Click on Save Pics to see your options. 
     
  2. Click on the image type you want to save, for instance Embedded Pictures.
     
  3. The Save Pics dialog box will open. Use it to set your Save preferences.

 


Save Pics dialog box

The Save Pics dialog box

  1. Indicate All or Selective.
     
  2. If Selective, then prior to clicking “Save Pics” select only the particular portion of the document that contains the images you are saving.  
     
  3. Select the image file type you would like to save as. 
     
  4. Edit the Folder name, Folder path, File Name and File number to meet your requirements. Learn more below.

About Save Pics

Specific objects in a Word document can be saved separately as picture files. The supported picture formats are: PNG, TIF, JPG, GIF, EMF and BMP.

The software searches for all objects in the document of the type you specified when you launched the “Save Pics” dialog. If you only want a selective portion of the document searched, then prior to clicking “Save Pics” select only that particular portion of the document. For selecting the portion, use the same method that you do to select large chunks of text in a document when copying. Then after the “Save Pics” dialog opens, mark the “Selective” control button on the “Save Pics” dialog.

By default the pictures are saved into a folder labeled “ZappsPro_pics” and this folder is created by the software as a subfolder in the folder path where the document is located. Optionally you can change the name of the subfolder and the folder path of where the pictures are saved. To do this, adjust the displayed default folder name and click the “Browse” button to change the location of this folder. If the subfolder already exists in the path location you are setting with the Browse button control, then choose the parent level folder of the existing subfolder. 

The full path that the software displays in the folder path box shows exactly where the pictures files are stored and you can simply edit this path directly if you wish.

Each picture file is given a unique name starting with the text specified in the "Filename" box. The software appends to the end of the filename text a 4-digit number. You can adjust the filename text and the starting 4-digit number by editing those items on the “Save Pics” dialog window.

When the process completes you are notified with a message and the folder where the picture files are stored opens. If the software cannot find any of the objects you asked it to locate, an error message is returned. In that case we suggest you carefully look what you chose to find and the portion of the document that you selected. 

Do not select each object separately. Select the entire paragraph(s) where the objects are located. The paragraphs selected must be contiguous paragraphs. For example, do not select paragraphs 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Instead select paragraphs 1 - 9 and run the process once or select each individual paragraph separately and run the process 5 times.

Textboxes that do not include shapes or pictures are ignored.

 

 

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