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How to Save a Word File as a PDF

Turning a word file into a PDF only takes a few seconds of your life if you know what steps to take. With that in mind, we at 5-Minute Crafts will show you exactly what they are.

Method 1: using Microsoft Office

Step 1

  • First, in the top left corner of the window, click on “File.”
  • Then tap “Export,” and afterward, “Create PDF/XPS Document.”

Step 2

  • Now select “Create PDF/XPS” at the bottom right of the page, and another window will open.
  • During this step, you can change your file’s name if needed.

Step 3

You’re able to select what and how many pages you want there to be on your PDF.

  • To do that, click “Options” and select all the pages you might want to convert.

Method 2: using Google Docs

Step 1

  • First, click “File” at the top left of the page.

Step 2

  • Then select the “Download” option (you can simply hover your mouse over it).

Step 3

  • Lastly, click on “PDF Document,” and your file will start downloading to your computer.


  • As an alternative, you can start by clicking on file “File.”
  • Then tap “Save As” and choose where you want to save your document.
  • Under your document’s name, there’ll be a list you can select from. Choose “PDF.” Afterward, click on “Save” and you’re done.
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