How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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.

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

How to Create a PDF from Word 2010

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