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How to save a Word document as PDF?

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Microsoft Word is one of the most popular and common writing tools, which primarily owes its popularity to the fact that it comes pre-installed with Windows — unarguably the most popular operating systems on desktops and laptops.

While Word will get the work done, be it your school projects or office assignment submissions, at times you’re required to submit a PDF instead. Now, there are several online Word document to PDF converters. Still, you don’t need them at all because Microsoft allows consumers to save their Word file directly as a PDF — in addition to several other formats — using the baked-in “Save as” feature.

In this article, we’re going to guide you through the process of saving a Word document as a PDF in a jiffy. Using the method mentioned below, you can not only save existing Word documents as PDF but also save a new document you’ve created on Word as one too.

Also read: How to add a watermark on Microsoft Word?

Converting a Word document to PDF

Open an existing Word file to save it as a PDF or create a new one and paste all the information there. Then follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Either press Ctrl + Shift + S on your keyboard or click on the File option from the toolbar at the top.

How to save a Word document as PDF? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: On the next page, click on either Save or Save as options, depending on whether it’s a new file or an existing Word document, respectively.

How to save a Word document as PDF? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Then click on the arrow button beside file format, which would be selected to Word Document (.docx) by default. From the list that appears, click on PDF (*.pdf).

How to save a Word document as PDF? | Candid.Technology

Step 4: Enter the name for your PDF file and then click on the Save button beside the format selection box.

How to save a Word document as PDF? | Candid.Technology

Your Word document will now be saved as a PDF in the selected directory of your PC.

Also read: How to create a certificate in Microsoft Word? 



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