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Digital Scholarship Center: Save as PDF in Word

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Save as PDF in Word

Save your word document as a PDF for easier transfer between computers and operating systems. Your PDF will open in any PDF reader and you won't have to worry about software compatibility. You have two options to save your document as a PDF in Word, both are listed below.

Option 1

  1. While your document is open, go to File > Save As. File >> Save As

  2. Select "PDF" in the File Format dropdown, and then click "Save". Save as PDF

Option 2

    An alternative way to save your document as a PDF is through the Print Settings.

  1. Go to File > Print. File >> Print

  2. On the bottom left hand corner, choose "Save as PDF" from the PDF Dropdown. Save as PDF

  3. Name your file, choose your desired folder, and then click "Save". Keep in mind, you can not edit the PDF version of your file. Save as PDF