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Creating PDF files from Microsoft Word 2013

This guide explains how to save your Word documents as PDFs. This same process also applies for other Microsoft document types such as Excel and PowerPoint files.


1. Open your Word document

2. Navigate to File tab on the menu and then click on the Save As button. 

Save As window in Word 2013…

Fig 1. Save As screen

3. Make sure Computer is selected and then click on Browse

4. Next, select where you would like to save the file. Then click on the drop down box next to Save As File Type. Choose PDF (*.pdf) from the list and then click on Save.

Save as type dropdown list in Word 2013…

Fig 2. Save as Type drop down list

5. Your document will be saved in your chosen location as a PDF document and may open in your default PDF viewing application (usually Adobe Reader).

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