If you have a Word Document in Microsoft Word that you want to save as a PDF, this is the article for you, because today, I’m going to show you how to do exactly that.
It’s a very straightforward process, you might actually be surprised at how easy it is to do. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
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How To Save A Word Doc As A PDF
When you’re in the Word Document that you want to save as a PDF, all you need to do is click “File” in the top left hand corner.
And then, click “Save As”.
And then, you’ll see the regular save as page which I’m sure you’re familiar with as you need to use it every time you save a new Word Doc.
But, if you click on the drop-down menu where it says “Word Document (*.docx)” under the name of your document…
You will see a list of a whole lot of different file types that you can save your document as.
So to save it as a PDF, all you need to do is select “PDF (*.pdf)” in the drop-down menu.
Now, you can change the name if you want, but once you’re happy with that, all you have to do is click the “Save” button.
And now a PDF version of your Word document will be saved to your computer in the same location as the Word Doc is, and it will be automatically opened in your computer’s default PDF viewer.
(My default viewer is Google Chrome)
As you can see, the PDF looks exactly like the Word Document, except it’s a PDF and it can be opened in any PDF viewer.
And that’s all there is to it! You now have a PDF version of your Word Document that you can send to people or do whatever you want with.