How to…. Create a PDF Document – Part 1

There are three methods that can be used to create a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Pro V and MS Word 2013.

  • Print file as a PDF document in MS Word 2013
  • Export file as a PDF document in MS Word 2013
  • Create a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Pro V


Method #1 – Print file as a PDF document in MS Word 2013

In order to create your pdf file, open your document in MS Word.  Once the file is open, you are ready to begin the pdf conversion process.

Step 1:  Click:  File tab

Step 2: Scroll to the the Print link, click:  Print.

  • Click on the drop down arrow and select the Adobe PDF printer.
  • Click:  Print button

print2Step 3:  Once the “Save As” dialog box pops up on you screen, select a location to save your document.  (I.E.: Save the document to your desktop.)

  • Edit file name, if needed.
  • The “Save As Type” will automatically set the document to save as a .pdf file.
  • Click:  Save button


Step 4: The computer will start the PDF file conversion process.

print4Step 5:  Once the file conversion is completed, your new pdf document will open in your default pdf program.


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