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How can I convert a Word document to a PDF?

Asked by Fallstand (1130points) February 25th, 2008

Any free programs out there?

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Supergirl's avatar

Open the document you want to save as a PDF file.

Choose File > Print.

Choose “Save as PDF” from the PDF pop-up menu, and then choose a name and location for the PDF file.

Edit the values in the Title, Author, Subject, and Keywords fields.

You can search on the contents of those fields using Spotlight.

If you want to encrypt your document, click Security Options.

You can require readers to enter a password to read, print, or copy items from the document.

You can choose two passwords: one for opening the document, and another for printing or copying from the document.

Fallstand's avatar

Is this in word? Because I dont see that..

lifeflame's avatar

Try running it through

I’ve never actually tried Word to pdf with it, only mp4 to mp3, but I think it should work.
The beauty of it is not needing to download any software…

The other option is to download the OpenOffice Writer, – which is a free open source equivalent of all the stuff in Microsoft Office, and allows you many options (including pdfs) to “save as.”

ishotthesheriff's avatar

here’s what i use. works well

mirza's avatar

I support the zamzar idea. I have used it before and I love it

segdeha's avatar

@Supergirl, that workflow applies on a Mac, but I don’t think it works like that on a peecee.

Supergirl's avatar

Yeah, my directions were for a Mac—sorry!

sinscriven's avatar

Try something like PrimoPDF. It’s a free application that installs a “Printer” on your system. All you have to do is go to print, and select the Primo PDF printer, and print. It will give you custom options, and it will “print” out a PDF of the document. This works with any application that can print out.

sndfreQ's avatar

@Supergirl: yeah, macs are a drag aren’t they? Especially when they just make .pdf’s out of the box like that-who do they think they are?!

tekn0lust's avatar

Use e-mail(provided you don’t care who views the document), much easier:

bsod's avatar

Online option which is quite nice:

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