How do I change a Microsoft word file to a pdf file?

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  1. mrachelle87

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    I want to make worksheets that I can sell on tpt. Can someone tell me how to change a word file to a pdf file? And is that what I want to do for Tpt?
     
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    When I go to save, I don't have the option of PDF file...I have several options-- word document, word template, rich text format, etc.
     
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    I use Open Office, which is free, and does give that option.
     
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    Which version of Microsoft Word do you have?
     
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    On a Mac one goes via the Print menu to save a doc as a pdf, mrachelle: you might try looking there.
     
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    In Microsoft Word, go to File and click on "Save and Send". You will see the option for "Create PDF / XPS File". Click on that. A PDF version will be created with the same name as your Word file.
     
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    On some computers, when you Print, you can choose to "print" to a pdf instead of to a printer.

    Alternatively, you can use an online converter to convert your word files to pdfs. Just google "word to pdf" and you'll find a bunch of links. They're really easy to use - you just upload your files and it will give you the pdfs in a minute or two.
     
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    2007
     
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    When you save, go to "save as" and one of the options will be pdf.
     
  11. 3Sons

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    CutePDF is a widely used tool that's free and reliable, and will create pdfs from any printable document. http://www.cutepdf.com/
     
  12. Caesar753

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    I was going to also suggest Primo PDF, which does the same things and is also free. I have it on my school computer because some of the programs are older versions without a PDF option.
     
  13. bros

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    I use Foxit reader, then have word print to Foxit PDF, creates a perfect PDF
     
  14. John Lee

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    +1 on cute pdf. I've used it for years with zero complaints.
     
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    Like Caesar, I was also going to suggest Primo PDF.
     

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