How to Save a Document in Word as a High-Resolution PDF

By Greg Lindberg

When you are working with documents using the Microsoft Office Word 2010 word processor program, you might want to save you document as a PDF (portable document format) file in order to add protection to the file when sharing it. By saving your document as a PDF file, you can make sure that no changes can be made to the document and you can also condense the file size. However, you can also make sure the document is saved as a high-resolution PDF during the saving process.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Word 2010 program on your computer. Click the "Microsoft Office" button and then click the "Open" option.

Step 2

Select the Word 2010 document that you want to save as a PDF file and click the "Open" button to launch the document on the screen.

Step 3

Click the "File" tab from the top ribbon toolbar menu and then click the "Save As" option. A new dialog box appears.

Step 4

Enter a name for the file into the "File Name" box, and then select the "PDF (*.pdf)" option from the "Save as type" section.

Step 5

Select the "Standard (publishing online and printing)" option for high print quality, and then click the "OK" button. Click the "Save" button and then the document is fully saved as a PDF file.