Create a PDF Without Additional Software

Have you ever wanted to make a Word document into a PDF? You may think you need special software for this. However, you don’t have to buy another program …or go find a free version, as Microsoft has this for you (if you have Word 2007 or 2010)!

To create a PDF in Word, it’s as simple as saving your document as this “file type.” Create PDF’s with Word In Microsoft Word 2007/2010, you can save a document as a PDF without using third-party software. NOTE: If you have 2003 or earlier versions, this is one of many good reasons to upgrade!

Create PDFAfter you create your document, save it as you normally would so that you can go back and edit it if needed… and then just “save it as” a PDF document:

  • For version 2010, go to File. For 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button. Choose Save As.
  • Navigate to the location/folder you would like to save your PDF document copy to and give the file a name (or leave the name as it appears).
  • In the Save as type section, use the drop down menu to choose PDF (*.pdf).