How to Convert Word Doc to PDF

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Saving in PDF format

Why Save in PDF?

  • You can convert a Word document into a PDF file.
  • The reason for doing this is to make the file uneditable, so that others can read it but cannot change it.
  • It also preserves the formatting, the paging, the images or illustrations you have placed in it, exactly as you created it

PC Instructions

  • When you want to save your Word document as a PDF you will first go to your File Tab (located at the top right of the Word program. Right next to the Home tab).
  • You will then select Save As.


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  • In the Save as Type option you will see your document as a .docx format. The default format for word documents is .docx. What you want to do is select .pdf format provided from the list of formats.


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Mac Instructions

  • When you want to save your Word document as a PDF you will first go to your File Tab (located at the top right of you mac screen).


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  • You will then select Save As.
  • In the Format option you will see your document as a .doc format. The default format for word documents is .doc. What you want to do is select PDF format provided from the list of formats.


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