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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 with no registration or sign up required.

The most common need to convert PNG to Word is when you need to change a picture or scan into an editable Word format. 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. 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 our converter tool.

  2. Drag your PNG into the toolbox to save it as PDF.

  3. On the following page, click “PDF to Word.” Choose “OCR” if needed.

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

  5. Click “Download” 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 you to save your documents to these popular storage platforms. Conversely, you can also select files to export to Smallpdf for further modification, or use one of the additional features that appear in the PDF preview page before saving it to 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. 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 would be to insert the PNG itself 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 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 converter. The process to convert 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, which stands for Portable Network Graphic, is a lossless data compression format, storing 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.

In such cases where you need to distribute your document, we’d suggest saving your Word or PNG file in PDF format. Our file converter can convert such formats interchangeably, in a few clicks. 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 over 40 million people on the net using our services each month. 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’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