How to Save a Word 2000 Document As a PDF

By Foye Robinson

By converting a Word 2000 document into a PDF, you can share the file with others without compromising its style, layout or fonts. Unlike Word 2007 and higher, which automatically let you convert documents into PDFs, Word 2000 does not include this feature. You can, however, use a PDF converter that's installed on your computer to manage the conversion. If your computer includes a converter, you can create PDFs from Word 2000. The PDF option is available when you print the file, but not when it's saved in Word.

Things You'll Need

  • PDF converter

Step 1

Start Word and select "File" and "Open" from the toolbar. Double-click the file you want to convert in the "Open" dialog box. The document will load on your screen.

Step 2

Select "File" and "Print" from the toolbar. The "Print" dialog box opens.

Step 3

Click the "Name" drop-down list. Find and select the PDF converter that's installed on your computer. Click "OK." You will be directed to save the Word file as a PDF.

Step 4

Browse to the folder where you want the document saved. Enter a filename and click "Save."

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have a PDF converter, you can download a free converter online. After you've downloaded the converter, click the "Start" button in Windows and select "Run." Browse to the downloaded file on your computer and open it. Click "OK" and follow the program's installation wizard to install it.