How to Convert Word to PDF

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If you are wondering how to convert Word files to PDFs, try PDFChef by Movavi. This multifunctional program lets you transfer content from Word to PDF quickly and easily.

By clicking the button, you’re downloading the free version of PDFChef by Movavi.*

Converting Word to PDF

There are many versions of Microsoft Word and, with each version, the standards for DOC files change a little. So when you email someone a Word file, there may be some compatibility issues. The document might look different from what you intended, or it might not open at all. That’s why PDF documents are much more reliable – they keep style settings and can be opened on any device.

Keep reading this article to learn how to convert a document from Word to PDF using PDFChef or its simplified online version.

How to Save a Word Document as a PDF on a Desktop

  • Step 1. Download and Install the Software

    Download the program from this web page. Then double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Add Files

    Launch PDFChef and click Convert in the lower-right corner of the program window.

    In the dialog box that appears, choose the input and output formats. Then click Select Files to add one or more Word documents. You can also drag and drop files into place.

  • Step 3. Convert Word to PDF

    To start converting Word to PDF, click Convert in the bottom right corner of the dialog box. The program will turn your Word documents into PDF files and save them to your computer.

How to Convert Word to PDF Online

If you need to convert just one file, try our free web-based Word-to-PDF converter. It’ll let you convert Word to PDF directly in your browser. But there are some limitations: file size is limited and you can’t convert batches of files at once.

  • Step 1. Go to the Website

    To change Word to PDF online, follow the link below to go to the website.

    Online Word to PDF Converter

  • Step 2. Add a Word File

    Click Choose Files to add a DOC file. You can also drag and drop documents into the workspace.

  • Step 3. Convert from PDF to Word

    When the file is uploaded, the tool will automatically turn a Word doc into a PDF. Click Download File to save it to your computer. The file will be saved to your Downloads folder by default.

Now you know two ways to make a Word document a PDF. The desktop version has some advantages: the ability to convert files offline, batch conversion, and more. But if you don’t work with PDF files very often, the free online tool will probably be enough. It’s up to you to decide which tool works best for you.

PDFChef by Movavi

Everything you need from PDF Software!

  • PDF creation from scratch
  • Different PDF-editing modes (4-in-1 page arrangement,
    text editing, and object editing)
  • Electronic signature solutions
  • One-click file export and print output

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