BY ALEX TRAN
Creating a PDF from Word 2010
You Will Need:
An account with Adobe PDF Online – www.createpdf.adobe.com
Step 1: Save Your Word Document
Before converting your document, always save a copy of it in .doc (Word 97 – 2003) or .docx (Word 2007 – 2010) format, otherwise, you will not have an original to edit later if needed.
With the document open, click File and Save As.
From the “Save as Type” drop-down, select either .doc or .docx. I’ve chosen to save as .doc because some people have trouble opening the new docx format with older versions of Word.
Step 2: Upload Doc to Adobe PDF Online
Once you have your document written and you’ve saved an editable version for future edits, it’s time to save it as a PDF.
Log into your Adobe PDF Online account & click the “Convert a File” link.
Click “Browse” to locate the file on your computer that you wish to convert. Once located, click the document once and then click Continue. The file will upload & open a new screen.
Step 3: Choose Conversion Settings
Choose the conversion settings that best suit your needs. Select the Delivery Method from the following choices:
- Download from history
- Wait for conversion in browser
- Email me a link
- Email as attachment
See images on the next page.
Click the “Create PDF” button once you’re ready to covert. We’re choosing to wait for conversion in the browser.
You should see a progress bar as the document is being converted.
Step 4: Preview In Browser & Save
Once the conversion is finished, you’ll get a message letting you know the process is complete and how you can view the PDF.
Since we selected to view in the browser, you simply need to click View PDF & then click the Save icon to save it to the computer.
Step 5: Save & Preview from Computer
If you chose to have the file emailed to you, you need to save it to your computer. Next, navigate to where you saved it, Open the file and make sure everything looks ok.