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Convert PNG to Word Online for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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Transfer images from PNG to Word in a few clicks with Smallpdf—a free-to-use online tool without registration or sign-up.

The most common reason for converting PNG to Word is when you have a picture or scan of a document you want to edit in Word. The uncompressed raster-graphic PNG format is the rawest form of your image, storing a bitmap of all indexed colors. By extracting content from this image format, you’ll get the original data from your image as Word files in the very best quality. You can accomplish this by combining two different converters in a few simple steps.

How to Convert PNG to Word Online for Free

  1. Go to our converter tool.

  2. Drag your PNG into the toolbox.

  3. Click “Convert” to turn it into a PDF.

  4. Click “Export As” and choose “Word.”

  5. Select “OCR” if needed.

  6. Download your new, editable Word document.

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Easy PNG to Word conversion

On the result page, integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox are in place for saving your documents to these popular storage platforms. Alternatively, you can choose to export to Smallpdf or use one of the additional features available on the PDF preview page before saving your file as another file format. Our tools might come in handy for you to merge, split, or modify your scanned PDFs or PNGs.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is required to extract text from a scanned PDF into an editable Word document. You 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 would be inserting the PNG into a Word file as an object.

What to Do Post-conversion?


Once you’ve used the PNG to Word converter and have your document as a text file in Microsoft Word, you can edit it like any ordinary Word document. You can use our online converter if you need to save the doc file to PDF format or as an image. The process of converting the Word document to an image file is similar to the above—convert Word to PDF and then to PNG.

Sharing PNG and Word Files


PNG (Portable Network Graphic) is a lossless data compression format that can store both 24-bit RGB color palettes and gray-scale images. High-quality PNGs can be bulky and therefore aren’t suitable for sharing. On the other hand, Word documents, which are much lighter, aren’t ideal for sharing as the data can be easily altered. If you need to distribute your document, we recommend saving your Word or PNG file in PDF format. In a few clicks, our file converter can convert these formats interchangeably. PDF files, similar to JPG images, can be compressed and opened on just about any operating system.

Are the Converters Free and Secure?


Smallpdf offers the most popular free online converters on the internet. TLS encryption is used to provide safety for millions of people on the net using our services each month. Use our online tools to convert PNG to Word anytime, anyplace. Anything you process with our tools will be removed from our servers after 60 minutes. If you decide to share them, we’ll create a download link for you to distribute, which will be deleted after two weeks.

Our aim is to make PDF easy for you, and we encourage you to take advantage of all of the tools Smallpdf has to offer via the homepage!


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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf