Portable Document Format, or PDF, is one of the most popular formats for text documents and was created by Adobe in 1993. Because it focuses on the final print-ready file, it facilitates when the user intends to share the document without wanting to risk losing the layout settings. Learn how to convert Word .doc for free.
- How Word compatibility mode works
- How to open .docx files in Old Microsoft Word
Time required: 3 minutes.
Adobe, creator of the PDF format, has an online solution to convert Word documents to PDF using a browser on your PC. This process does not require going through the Office suite program and consists of sending the document to Adobe's servers and waiting for them to do the work:
- Go to the site adobe.com/br/acrobat/online/word-to-pdf.html;
- Click on “Select a file”
On the blue button that appears in the center of the screen, click on “Select a file”, select the document and wait for loading;
- Click on “Download your PDF”
On the blue button below the converted document, click “Download your PDF”.
That's it, your .doc file will be in PDF format. However, to have access to other features of the site, you need to create an account which is free.
How to convert a .doc from Word to PDF on PC
The safest way to convert the file to PDF and preserve the formatting is from the PC on which the document was created, using Word itself, as follows:
- Click on the “File” menu
With the document open in Word, click on “File” located at the top left of Word;
- Select the option “Save as”
In the options that appear on the left side of the screen, click “Save as”;
- Choose the destination folder
When the save open, select the location where you want to send the file;
- Change format
In “File format”, change from Word .doc to PDF; then click “Save”.
How to convert Word file to PDF by Wod Online
Another possibility is to use Word Online to convert a file to PDF. If you don't have access to the program on your PC, either because you are somewhere else or you no longer have the software installed, you can still transform the .doc through your browser.
In this case, you only need to use your Microsoft account (Outlook) to access OneDrive.
- Access onedrive.live.com and login with your account
- Upload the file
You can do the upload by dragging the document into the window or using the “Upload” button to open the file finder; then open the document;
- Go to “Download as PDF”
In the upper left corner, click in “File”, then click on “Save as” and then select the option “Download as PDF”.
Done. The file window will appear on the screen for you to choose the destination folder.
Yes. Both in Word and on the Adobe website it is possible and easy to convert a PDF file to .doc.
Yes, it is also possible to convert a photo to PDF, a PowerPoint (PPT) file and even merge multiple PDFs into a single file.