Saving inserted jpgs from an Open Office Text Document

If you have an OpenOffice Text File which has images included in it, you may be confused as to how to save the images separately since Open Office does not give you the option to save the images to disk.

The simplest way is to save the pages as HTML. Click on File>Save As… or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-S to open the ‘Save As…’ dialog. In the bottom right part of the dialog, change the filetype to “Html Document(OpenOffice.org Writer)(.html)” and choose a location to save the html file and the images.

Open Office then creates a HTML file for the text in the file and saves the images separately as jpg files or in other formats as the case may be. However if the text file has a lot of images, it is better to save it in a new folder since OOWriter does not create a subfolder for the images.