How to Convert .DOC to PDF

By Brendan O'Brien

A Word (DOC) file is a word processing format that allows you to create memos and documents. If you wish to distribute your DOC file after you have created it, it is a good idea to turn the file into a Portable Document Format (PDF). This way, those who do not have Word installed on their computer can still open and view the document.

Step 1

Launch Word and then open the DOC file that you want to convert to PDF.

Step 2

Click the small Office icon in the top-left corner of the desktop. Scroll down, click "Save As" and choose "PDF."

Step 3

Select the location in the "Save In" drop-down where you want to save the file. Type a name for the document in the "File Name" field in the window that appears. Select "PDF" in the "Save As Type" drop-down menu.

Step 4

Choose "Standard" or "Minimum" size in the "Optimize for" section. Choose "Standard" if you expect it to be printed by the user. Use "Minimum" size if you are publishing it online.

Step 5

Click the "Publish" button.

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