We’ve all been in a situation where we want to convert a Microsoft word document to a PDF but can’t find the tools to do so.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a detailed article on how to convert a Microsoft Word document to PDF.
Convert A Microsoft Word To PDF Using Word
If you have the desktop version of Microsoft Word installed on your Windows PC or Mac, the easiest way to convert your document to PDF is right in the application itself.
Open the document you want to convert and then click the “File” tab.
Select “Save As” from the menu on the left.
Next, from the Save As screen, select where you would like the PDF to be saved (OneDrive, This PC, a particular folder, or wherever).
Click the dropdown arrow on the right side of the “Save As Type” box and select “PDF (*.pdf)” from the dropdown menu.
If you want to, you can change the filename at this time. Once you’re ready, click the “Save” button.
After saving the PDF, you’ll be returned to your Word document, and the new PDF will open automatically in your default PDF viewer.
Using Google Drive To Convert A Microsoft Word Document To A PDF
You can upload a Word document to Google Drive, save it as a Google Document, and then convert it to PDF.
This works well enough if you have a simple, mostly text Word document without much formatting (and if you already have a Google account).
Using A Conversion Website
Both sites are safe, and work fast, and they also do a pretty good job on Word documents with even a modest amount of formatting.
The free versions of the sites are fine if you just need to convert the occasional Word document to PDF. Paid subscription on both sites gets you additional features like unlimited conversions (multiple documents at once), and the ability to convert more types of files.
LibreOffice is a free, open-source office app that offers a lot of the same features as Microsoft Office. You can even open Microsoft Word documents, and convert them to PDF.