An Adobe PDF file has become the industry standard in the online book and online document world. Whether you are converting a Word document to a PDF file for easier downloading, to keep it from being plagiarized or to create an eBook, the process calls for a simple converter.
Use an online converter such as FreePDFConvert.com. Upload the Microsoft Word document you want to convert. Click on "Convert Your File." Download the file when complete.
Download a commercial PDF converter such as those from PDF-file. This company offers several options, including a program specifically for converting Word documents into PDF files. The program installs a button in the Word toolbar and all you have to do is click on it to convert from Word to PDF.
Use open source software such as PDFCreator. This program is available for free download through SourceForge. Works like a printer in Microsoft and other Windows programs.