How to save a Word for Mac document as a PDF

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Saving your Word for Mac file as a PDF is a good way to send a document cross platform, or to send it without having anyone else make changes (at least not easily, anyway). That way you can be sure your documents will be in good shape. No matter if it is a party invitation or a presentation for work, this is a great way to make a lossless format, and it’s easy to do. Let’s get started.

  1. save as menuOpen the Word document you wish to save.
  2. Select file and then Save as.
  3. If you need to, Re-name your document.
  4. In the pull down menu, choose .pdf as your file format.
  5. Click on “Save.”

You now have a freshly minted PDF.

Of course, you can also do this without Word. Mac OS X makes it easy to print your document to a PDF no matter what application you’re working in, but that’s a How To for another time.

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