Software & Apps MS Office How to Convert Word to PDF Use the app's print options to convert your work by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on June 07, 2020 Bubaone / Getty Images MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email Portable Document Format, or PDF, is an easy way to preserve the formatting of your work and share it with others. It's a widely-used format in the professional world. Here's how to convert a Word document to PDF. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Microsoft 365, Word Online, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, and Word Starter 2010. Use the Print Menu to Make a PDF You can save your Word file as a PDF using the Print dialog box. Select File > Print. Select the Printer drop-down arrow and choose Microsoft Print to PDF. Change the settings as needed. For example, you could choose to convert individual pages into a PDF instead of the whole document. Select the Print button. Give the PDF a name and enter the location where you want to save it, then select Save. Use the Save as Option to Export a PDF You can export your Word file as a PDF using the Save As function Select File > Save As. Give the PDF a name and enter the location where you want to save the PDF file. Select the File Format drop-down arrow and choose PDF. Select Save. Use the Export Option to Create a PDF Create a PDF file of your Word document using the Export feature. Go to the File tab and select Export. Select Create PDF/XPS Document. Select the Create PDF/XPS Document button. Give the PDF file a name, choose what location to save it at, and select Publish.