Why is it that clients think Microsoft Word is a graphics program? I’m not sure we’ll ever get an answer to that question, we just have a find a way to deal with it. A few days ago, Jeff Harrison gave you a solution for getting the graphics out using the freeware Open Office suite.
There is another way and you don’t need any extra software if you are provided with a DOCX file generated from either Microsoft Word 2007 or Microsoft Word 2010. Just like CorelDRAW X4 and X5 files, the DOCX files are simply a zip file in disguise. First, make a backup copy of the DOCX file in case something goes wrong. Now rename the file to have a ZIP extension. Once you’ve done that, open it in your favorite unzipping software and look for the /media folder. You’ll find all the graphics in that folder in their original format and quality.