How To Create PDF from Word Document

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

How do I convert a Word document to a PDF? I need to send documents to my clients that can be easily opened.

I am using Microsoft Word 2013

Thanks, Doug

Dear Doug,

Converting your Word document to a PDF file is a good choice when you don’t know what your clients have for software, since just about any computer can read a PDF file. I can even read PDFs on my iPad.

Fortunately for you, no extra software is needed to save a copy of your Word document as a PDF and then send by email.

First, open your document in Word 2013.

Click on the “File” tab in the upper-left corner.

Click on “Export” in the menu.

Under the heading, “Export”, click, “Create PDF/XPS Document, then in the next section click the square box that says, “Create PDF/XPS”.

You will now be able to select the location you want to save your file to, and be able to change the file name if desired. When you are ready, just click the, “Publish” button to save the PDF version of your document.

Once you export your PDF, you will not be able to make changes to it. You will, however, still be able to make changes to your original Word document, and then simply export it to PDF again.



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