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How to convert all linked images to embedded in Word document?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2018-09-06

When you send a Word document contains linked images to others, the images will be missing and displayed in recipient’s computer as below screenshot shown. How to convert all linked images to embedded at once before sending to others? This article provides a VBA method to deal with it.

Convert linked images to embedded with VBA code


Convert linked images to embedded with VBA code

Please apply the below VBA code to convert all linked images in a document to embedded.

1. Open the Word document contains linked images you will convert to embedded images. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. And then copy below VBA code into the Module window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Convert all linked images to embedded at once

Sub convert_all_inline_shapes()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20180906
    Dim xIShape As InlineShape
    For Each xIShape In ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
        With xIShape
            If .Type = wdInlineShapeLinkedPicture Then
                .LinkFormat.SavePictureWithDocument = True
                .LinkFormat.BreakLink
            End If
        End With
    Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then all linked images in current document are converted to embedded ones at the same time.

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.Chris.
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