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How To Convert Documents Created in Word To PDF

Microsoft Word has become the industry standard for word processing programs by offering a convenient interface and a wealth of tools that allow you to create and customize documents. However, there is one function that Word does not include: the ability to automatically convert documents created in Word to PDF files.

Since PDFs are universally-viewable, they have become a common format to share documents. Whether you already own a copy of Microsoft Word and want to be able to easily convert to PDF, or if you want to create new documents and automatically save them as a PDF, OpenOffice Writer can handle all your needs. See the instructions below to learn how to use OpenOffice to convert an existing file from Word to PDF.


  • 1

    Download and install OpenOffice Writer.

  • 2

    Once OpenOffice is installed, open the program for use.

  • 3

    Click File > Open

  • 4

    Select the .doc file you wish to open.

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    With the file opened in word, click File > Export as PDF.

  • 6

    Choose the options that you want for your resolution. If you are not picky, the default settings should be fine.

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    Click Export and choose the name for your file and the destination where you want the file saved.


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