You can make a Word document a pdf file by exporting it as pdf or using the save as pdf option. We’ll look at both options in this tutorial.

To save a Word document as a pdf file, please obey the instructions below:

  • Click on the File tab to switch to the backend of your Word document.
Click on the File tab
  • From the left pane, click on Save As.
  • The Save As screen appears, click on Browse to specify the name and location of the PDF file.
Go to Save As and click on Browse
  • In the left pane of the Save As window, click on Desktop to save the pdf on Desktop. You can specify any other location such as Documents.
  • Type the name of the PDF in the File Name box.
  • Click the Save as type: drop-down and select PDF from the list.
Specify the loacation and name of the pdf file
  • Hit on the Save button at the bottom of the Save As dialog.
Click on the save button to save Word as PDF

As soon as you hit the Save button, your Word document will be converted into a PDF file.

Exporting Word document to PDF

Alternatively, you can also export your Word document to a pdf file instead of using the Save As approach.

To do so, obey the following instructions:

  • Click on the File tab to switch to the backend of your Word document.
Click on the File tab
  • On the left pane, click on Export.
  • The Export screen appears, click on the Create PDF/XPS button.
Click on Export then create PDF/XPS button
  • The Publish as PDF or XPS dialog will appear.
  • Click on Desktop on the left pane to export the PDF to desktop. You can choose any other location such as Documents.
  • Specify the name of the PDF file in the File name: box.
  • From the Save as type: drop-down list, select PDF.
Specify the name and location of the Word to PDF file
  • Click Publish.

As soon as you hit on the publish button, your Word document will be exported as a pdf file.

These are the two easy ways you may convert a Word document to a PDF file.