A lot of people that you interact with in a business or scholastic environment use Microsoft Word for their document editing. It’s been around for a long time, people are comfortable with it, and it’s simply the best word-processing application you can use.
But sometimes you are going to need to send a document to someone that doesn’t have Microsoft Word, which can make it difficult for them to view a document in that file type. Fortunately one file type that is much easier for other people to view is a PDF, and Microsoft Word for Office 365 can export documents in that file type, too.
How to Create a PDF Copy of a Document in Microsoft Word
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Microsoft Word for office 365. many of the newer versions of Microsoft Word are also capable of saving files in the PDF format as well.
Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Save As option from the column at the left side of the window. Depending on which other applications you have on your computer, you may also have a Save as Adobe PDF tab, which you could choose as well.
Step 4: Choose a location for the saved file.
Step 5: Give your file a name, then click the dropdown menu and choose the PDF option. If you wish to change any of the default settings you can click the More options link, then click the Options button on the next window, or you can simply click the Save button to create the PDF copy of your file.
If you elected to adjust the options for your file in the previous step, then you will be greeted with this menu, where you can change some of the settings for your PDF before you create it.
Do you need to print your document on Legal paper, or did you receive an A4 document that you are having trouble printing? Find out how to change paper size in Microsoft Word and solve some of these types of problems.
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