(2023) How To Save Word Documents As PDF

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(2023) How To Save Word Documents As PDF
Last updated on:
November 7, 2022

You're probably here because:

  • You've got a Microsoft Word document;
  • But you want to save it as PDF;
  • And you don't really know how to do it.

Fear not, you've come into the right place. We're now going to show you the quickest way to save a Word file as PDF.

How to save a Word file as PDF

  1. Open a Word document;
  2. Click File (the top-left corner);
  3. The Save As menu opens automatically;
  4. Select Download as PDF.

The same process works on both the desktop and the web apps.

How to save a Word document as PDF

Upon clicking "Download as PDF", Microsoft Word will turn your DOCX file into a PDF with the same contents.

You should wait a couple of seconds for the download to start.

Can you save Word as PDF on Mac?

Yes. To save a Microsoft Word document as PDF on Mac, do the following:

  1. Open the Word file;
  2. Select File (top-left corner);
  3. Click Download as PDF.

Saving Word documents as PDF on Mac works just the same as on Windows.

Convert Word documents to PDF

If you want to convert Word files to PDF without Microsoft Word, you can do it online. There are many apps to do this, including SignHouse.

We provide an online and free Word-PDF converter, doing this automatically for you.


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