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Convert PNG to Word Online for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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The most common use case of PNG to Word conversion is reasonably the need to process a picture or scan into an editable Word format. The uncompressed raster graphic format PNG is the rawest form of your image, storing a bitmap of all indexed colors.

Thus, by extracting content from this image format, you will get the original data from your image into Word files, in the very best quality. By combining two different converters, you can achieve just this in a few simple steps.

How to convert PNG to Word online, for free

  1. Start by going to the image converter.

  2. Drag the PNG into the toolbox to first save to PDF.

  3. On the following page, click ‘to Word’. Choose ‘OCR’ if needed.

  4. Wait for a few seconds, as we save the image to Word.

  5. Click ‘Download File’ to save your new PDF.


Easy PNG to Word conversion

On the result page, integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox are both in place, for users to save their documents to these popular formats. Conversely, you can also select files to export to Smalpdf, for conversion. As shown above, this page also offers a few additional features for you to further manipulate your document, before saving it to another file format. Our tools may come in handy, for you to merge, split, or modify your scanned PDFs or PNGs.

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is required to extract text from a scanned PDF into an editable Word document. Our smart algorithm will automatically detect when a scanned PDF or PDF document is to be converted to Word and will prompt you with the options of output. The user can either convert the graphic file (PNG) to an editable Word document or save the whole page as an image, inserted within Microsoft Word. An alternative to the latter would be to insert the PNG itself into a Word file, as an object.

What to do post-conversion?


Once you have used the PNG to Word converter and have your document as a text file, in Microsoft Word, you can freely edit it as any ordinary Word document. If you need to save the doc file to PDF format or as an image, you can also refer back to our online tool. The procedure to translate the Word document to an image file would entail the same process, as stated above (convert Word to PDF and then to PNG).

Sharing PNG and Word files


PNG - which stands for Portable Network Graphic, is a lossless data compression format, storing both 24-bit RGB color palettes and greyscale images. High-quality PNGs are rather bulky and are not suitable for sharing. On the other hand, Word documents, which are much lighter, are also not advised to be shared - as the data can be altered at ease.

In such cases where one needs to distribute their document, I’d always suggest saving your Word or PNG file in PDF format. Our file converter, as illustrated, can convert such formats interchangeably, in a few clicks. File files, similar to JPG imagers, compress and can be opened on just about any operating system.

Are the converters free and secure?


Smallpdf offers the most popular free online converters on the internet. SSL encryption is used to warranty safety for over 25 million people on the net. Freely use our online tools to convert PNG to Word, anytime, anyplace. Both formats will be removed from our servers after 60 minutes. If you decide to share them, we will create a download link for you to distribute, and this will also be deleted after two weeks - for your convenience.


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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf