PDF stands for Portable Document Format. A lot of people prefer to save their
word files in .PDF extension as it is a read only version and PDF files cannot be
edited or altered by users. They can be read and easily transferred over the
net. So, in this tutorial we would discuss the right ways of converting a word
file into a PDF format.
There are two main ways of doing it.
The first method requires use of external convertors like PDF creator or
Word to PDF convertor. Some of these convertors may be a trial version
and thus may complete the document conversion only partially. So,
make sure to get hold of the right application software which can help in
converting word files to PDF format.
The other method is simpler and does not require careful examination of
different software. The word file can be converted to a PDF with the use
of simple add on and using options from the word file itself.
We shall elaborate both the options for you to use the one you find apt.
Using A Software
Search for a software that is either a PDF creator or a Word to PDF
Install the application software on your computer.
After the software has been installed, click on the icon to open and
upload the word file to be converted.
One of the software which you can use for converting files from .Doc to
As per the working instructions of the software you are using; hit the
button that says convert.
The word file should be converted into a PDF document for your use.
USING ADD ONS
The other method in the tutorial for changing a word file ton a PDF
document is with the use of add on. This method is generally preferred
because it is free from the hassles of finding the right software or even
purchasing the best ones with full features. You just need to follow the
steps that we shall provide here and then you can convert the document
You can find a free Add-In from the official site of Microsoft called
"Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS".
Download the "add in" and install it on your system.
Now open the word file that you wish to save in the .PDF extension.
Move to the MS office word button and click it.
Scroll to the Save As option and find a list of various options.
Select the option which says "PDF or XPS" and click it.
As you can spot, you can click on the PDF button and the word file
would be converted after you hit OK in the dialog box that follows.
A dialog box will open where you can click the publish button and the
word file shall be published in the PDF format which can then be used
This is the screenshot for the dialog box for publishing the word file in
Thus, this was the simple way of saving a word file in the non editable PDF
extension for your use. Make sure to download the add in from the official
website of Microsoft free of cost before you use this method as the add on is
essential for using the feature.