2 Tips to Convert Tables and Associated Captions to Pictures in Your Word

In this post, we plan to share with you 2 effective tips to convert tables and associated captions to pictures in your Word.

Tables are useful when it comes to a large number of data. They hold numbers in a clear manner for reader access. However, as far as data is involved, there is always the concern over data integrity.

There are a couple of ways to prevent others from accessing your tables. Among them is the way to convert tables to pictures. And today, we would like to offer you 2 ways to convert tables and their captions to pictures.Convert Tables and Associated Captions to Pictures

Method 1: Paste Tables and Associated Captions as Pictures Manually

  1. First of all, select target table and click the drop-down button on “Font Color” under “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Next on the drop-down menu, choose “Automatic”.Click "Home"->Click Drop down Button on "Font Color"->Choose "Automatic"
  3. And right click on the selected table and choose “Table Properties” to open the same name dialog box.
  4. Click “Borders and Shading” tab to open a box.
  5. In the box open, click “Borders” and set width as 3/4 pt. If you don’t increase the line width, your table may lose its borders during conversion.
  6. Next click “OK” in both boxes.Click "Borders and Shading"->Click "Borders"->Increase Border Width->Click "OK" in Both Boxes
  7. Then select its associated caption and press “Ctrl+ Shift+ F9” to unlink the field. If there are multiple tables in the document to convert to pictures, this step is necessary. If the field in caption is preserved, then the caption number in all your tables will take “Table 1” by default, such as bellow:Wrong Caption Number
  8. Now select both table and its caption. Press “Ctrl+ X”.
  9. Go to click “Paste” and choose “Paste Special”.Click "Paste"->Choose "Paste Special"
  10. In the box, select “Picture (Enhanced Metafile)”.
  11. Lastly, click “OK”.Select "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)"->Click "OK"

View the effect here:Successfully Convert Table to Picture

Method 2: Run Word Macro

Above method shows you how to deal with a few tables. This method will enable you to process multiple tables at the same time.

  1. To begin with, press “Alt+ F11” to trigger VBA editor.
  2. Then click “Normal” in the left-side column.
  3. Next click “Insert” and “Module”.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. Double click on new module to open it.
  5. Paste the following codes there:
Sub ConvertTablesToPictures()
  Dim objTable As Table
  Dim objDoc As Document
  Dim objParagraph As Paragraph
  Dim nTable As Integer
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
  nTable = 0
  With objDoc
    For Each objParagraph In .Paragraphs
      If objParagraph.Range.Style = "Caption" Then
      End If
    Next objParagraph
    For Each objTable In .Tables
      nTable = nTable + 1
      objTable.Cell(1, 1).Range.InsertAfter "Table" & " " & nTable
      objTable.Cell(1, 1).Range.Style = "Caption"
      objTable.Rows(1).Cells.Borders.Enable = False
      objTable.Rows(1).Cells.Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle = wdLineStyleSingle

      Selection.PasteSpecial Link:=False, dataType:=wdPasteEnhancedMetafile, _
      Placement:=wdInLine, DisplayAsIcon:=False
    Next objTable
  End With
End Sub
  1. Last but not the least, click “Run” or hit “F5”.Enter Codes->Click "Run"

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