How to extract photos and images from Pages, Word, Excel, and more

Extract photos from documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

Have you ever received or downloaded a document that you wanted to grab an image from? It could be your company logo in a Pages document, a photo of a location in Word, or an instructional image in a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation.

For the most part, extracting a photo or image from Apple and Microsoft applications is universal, which is nice. Here, we’ll show you how to extract a photo or image from various document types.

Microsoft consolidates Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office Mobile

Mobile Office

For years Microsoft has offered mobile versions of its Office productivity suite. Today the company launched a public preview of Office Mobile, a new consolidated app that combines the functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single unified experience. The public preview is capped at 10,000 users, though, so you might want to enroll quickly if you want access.

How to export a presentation in Keynote or PowerPoint as a video on Mac

Export Presentation as Video on Mac

People create presentations in PowerPoint and Keynote for all sorts of reasons. You may have a slideshow to display your company’s products, business profile, class plan, or personal photos.

Once your presentation is complete, you might want to share it or have it displayed on a monitor without interacting with it. This is when turning your slideshow into a video or movie comes in handy.

For those situations, here’s how to export a presentation in Keynote or PowerPoint as a video on Mac.

How to convert a Keynote document to a PowerPoint document

All Mac and iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad come  with a suite of office applications pre-installed. This includes Keynote, a presentation software app very similar to PowerPoint, its Microsoft counterpart.

Keynote presentations can easily be viewed on any Apple hardware, but as an application exclusive to Apple platforms, there can be compatibility issues when wanting to share a Keynote document with a Windows user. To avoid these compatibility issues between Mac and Windows, one can save Keynote documents created on Mac as PowerPoint documents that will easily be viewable on Windows.

Microsoft’s mobile Office apps pick up support for drawing with a finger/stylus on iPhone

Microsoft today issued updates to its mobile Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on the App Store, adding support for drawing with your finger on the iPhone. Back in January 2016, the Windows maker brought its inking tools to the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil support. With the latest update, iPhone owners can take advantage of the Draw tab to draw, highlight and annotate documents with their finger or a stylus.