Have you just finished drafting a document in Word but before you distribute it online or send it to your co-workers, would you like to turn it into a PDF file to avoid unwanted changes? Yes? Sounds like a great idea, I can't tell you more. However, if you are here right now and are reading this guide, it is evident that despite your good intentions it is not clear how to transform a Word file into PDF. If this is indeed the case and if you need some useful advice about it, know that you can count on me once again. In fact, with today's tutorial I'm going to explain to you what needs to be done in order to transform a Word file into PDF using various and specific solutions.
Before you can get alarmed and think about who knows what I want to point out right away that contrary to appearances transforming a Word file into PDF is not at all complicated and whether you are more or less expert in new technologies does not matter. All you need to succeed "in the enterprise" are a few minutes of free time, a minimum of patience and attention and a computer. Stop!
So if you are really interested in finding out what needs to be done in order to transform a Word file into PDF I suggest you get comfortable and concentrate on reading the following lines. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to show your friends in need of a similar tip how to do it. Ready? Yes? All right, then let's talk talk and let's get busy.
As I told you, there are many solutions to transform a Word file into PDF. To achieve your goal you can resort to the use of special online services, usable directly and conveniently from the web browser without having to install anything on the computer, or you can take advantage of specific programs for PC and Mac. It is up to you to choose the solution that best suits your needs.
Online Services to Transform a Word File into PDF
CloudConvert it is a completely free service, works with all browsers and does not require registration. Using it, you can convert Word DOC and DOCX files, but also simple RTF documents or other text file formats, to PDF. Let's see immediately how it is used.
If you are interested in understanding what to do to transform a Word file into PDF, the first step you need to take is to click here so that you can immediately connect to the main web page of the service. Next, locate the section 1. select filesclick on your button Select files and select the Word file or files on which you intend to act directly from the computer currently in use. Eventually you can select the files on which to act also from a specific URL, from Dropbox, from Google Drive, from OneDrive or from Box simply by pressing the arrow icon pointing down placed next to the button Select files and then choosing the reference solution.
Then indicate the format in which you intend to convert the Word file previously selected by the computer using the drop-down menu located under the heading 2. select output format and choosing first document and then pdf.
Then click on the button Start conversion, wait for the text files to be converted and download the final PDFs by clicking on the download button that appears next to their names. Even then, if you have not changed the settings of the web browser you are using the converted file will automatically be saved in the folder Download from your computer.
If necessary, before clicking the button Start conversion you can check the box Notify me when it is finished to receive a specific notification when the procedure by which to transform a Word file into PDF is completed and / or you can check the box Save file to my and select dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive o Box to save the converted file on one of the cloud storage services in your possession and compatible with the tool.
Another good online service for converting a Word file to PDF is DocsPal. The service supports all major Office file formats and allows you to convert up to 5 documents at the same time
To transform a Word file into PDF with DocsPal click here to connect to the main page of the service and press the button KATEGORIEN present nella sezione Step 1. Select the document in Word format you want to convert and then press the button Choose. In the event that your file is online (for example on Dropbox or on another cloud storage service) you can directly indicate the url in the field below the item Enter file url avoiding having to upload from your computer.
Now bring the mouse cursor into the section Step 2 and from the menu visible under the item Convert to select PDF – Portable Document Format.
In the Step 3, check the box next to the item Send a download link to my email address (optional) if you wish to receive a link to your converted file also directly in your e-mail box and then press the button Convert to start the conversion procedure.
Wait a few moments for DocsPal to convert the Word file to PDF and then click on the link with the name of your document under the heading Converted Files:. Immediately after clicking, the Word file converted to PDF will be downloaded directly to your computer. If you have not changed the settings of the web browser you are using, the converted file will automatically be saved in the folder Download from your computer.
If the PDF is not downloaded but opened in a new browser tab, to download the files, click on the floppy disk icon or select the item Save with name from the menu that appears when you right-click anywhere in the document.
Programs to Transform a Word File into PDF
If you are interested in understanding how to turn a Word file into PDF, if you have read my guide on how to download Office and if you have installed the productivity suite on your PC Microsoft Office (2007 and up), know that you don't need any other software to achieve your goal. All you have to do is open the DOC / DOCX document to be transformed into PDF with Word, click on the button Fillet located at the top left or on the Office logo and select the item Save and send give the menu to compare.
At this point, clicca sulla voce Create PDF / XPS document, then on the button of the same name located on the right and make sure that the format is set in the window that opens PDF as the target format in the drop-down menu Save eat. Finally, choose the folder in which to save the document and click on the button Public to complete the export.
Alternatively, you can get the same result by going to the menu Fillet Word by selecting the item Save with name from the left sidebar and set the option PDF in the drop-down menu Save eat for choosing the target format.
If you have a Mac and want to turn a Word file into PDF, you should know that there is no need to install any program on your computer. To transform a Word file into PDF with Mac you can in fact use Preview, the standard application available on OS X that allows you to view images and documents.
To transform a Word file into PDF with Preview, locate the document you wish to act on, click on it with the right mouse button, select the item Open with and choose Preview.
In the window that opens, call up the print function by selecting the item Print from the menu Fillet or by pressing the key combination cmd+P on the computer keyboard. Now click on the drop-down menu PDF located at the bottom left and select the item Save as PDF give the menu to compare.
Then, choose the folder in which to save the converted document and if you want, set the file properties by filling in the appropriate fields Title, Author e Ref.:. To finish the procedure, click on the button Save.
If on your computer, PC or Mac, there is no version of Microsoft Office installed and if you prefer to avoid using Preview, you can turn a Word file into PDF using LibreOffice, a free and open source office software suite that fully supports all Office file formats and allows you to easily export them to PDF format. It is available for both Windows and OS X.
To download LibreOffice on your computer click here to connect to the program's website and click on the green button located under the heading Master installer. Once the download is complete, proceed as follows.
If you are using Windows, double-click the file you just downloaded and, in the window that opens, click first forward twice in a row and then on Install, Yes e end but I will complete the setup.
At this point, start LibreOfficeclick on your button apri and select the file you want to turn into PDF. Then go to the menu Fillet di Writer, select the voice Export to PDF format from the latter and first click on the button Export and then Save but I will complete the operation.
If you are using OS X, you should know that the version of LibreOffice for Mac, unlike the version for Windows, must be translated into Italian using a specific language file. To download the translation package on your computer you have to click on the button Translated user interface attached to the page through which to download the program.
When done, open the LibreOffice installation package and drag the program icon to the folder Applications OS X. Then open the package with the Italian translation files, right click on the icon LibreOffice Language Pack, select the voice apri from the menu that appears and install the language pack by clicking on the button Install.
Once this is done, the procedure to follow to transform a Word file into PDF is practically identical to the one I just indicated for Windows. You have to start LibreOffice (if an error appears when you try to launch it, right click on its icon and select the item apri from the menu that opens), go to the menu Fillet, click on apri and select the DOC / DOCX document to convert.
Once the file is displayed, you need to go to the menu Fillet, click on Export to PDF format, adjust the quality parameters of the document to be generated and click on the button Export but I will complete the operation.