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How to save document as a PDF in Word?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2013-11-05

Saving document as PDF is usually used in our daily work, but how can we save document as PDF in Word? Here this tutorial will introduce ways for you to easily save document as PDF.

Save document as PDF in Word 2007/2010/2013

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1. In Word 2007, click  Office button, or in Word 2010/2013, click  tab, and click Save As. See screenshots:

Word 2007

Word 2010/2013

2, And then click PDF or XPS, click Publish button in Word 2007 or Save button in Word 2010/2013 to save the document as PDF. See screenshots:

Word 2007

Word 2010/2013


1. Standard (publishing online and printing) for high quality, Minimum size (publishing online) for small file size.

2. With this method, the original document is reserved.

3. You cannot save as PDF in Word 2003.

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Click Enterprise > Doc/Docx and there will be a popup dialog in the screen, and specify the option in the dialog. See the screenshot:


1. This converter only can convert docx.doc to PDF, if the documents are doc.doc, you should convert them to docx.doc first.

2. If you want to save the results to another file, please uncheck Destination path same as source.

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Thanks for taking the time for making this tutorial, really appreciated. I used to convert PDF to word with Acethinker online pdf converter, free and works fairly well, share it here as an alternative.
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