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Anyone know how to save a word document as pdf?

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Gobbledigook Thu 22-Feb-07 13:47:48

My brother is telling me to go to 'print' and it should come up in the box but it doesn't. Anyone know how I do it?

purpleturtle Thu 22-Feb-07 13:48:53

I think you need to have something like AdobeAcrobat installed.

southeastastra Thu 22-Feb-07 13:49:07

isn't it an option in the 'save as' bit?

NotQuiteCockney Thu 22-Feb-07 13:50:50

Why do you want it as a pdf? Are you trying to send it to someone with a mac, or without word? Easier to save it as an RTF.

And yeah, I think you need some (non-free) Adobe software to do save it as a pdf.

NotQuiteCockney Thu 22-Feb-07 13:51:53

There are a lot of free conversion tools online, as well, but I haven't ever used any of them.

Gobbledigook Thu 22-Feb-07 13:52:55

I think I've got adobe acrobat 7.0

I need it as PDF because I don't have a printer at the moment and I need someone to print it out for me. Everyone that has done it - the title font has disappeared and gone to a standard 'times roman' type thing which is rubbish.

I sent it to my brother and he says put it in pdf as it 'embeds' the font?!?!?

In the save as bit it just takes you to your explorer bit so you can save it wherever doesn't it?


Gobbledigook Thu 22-Feb-07 13:53:12

NQC - brother probably has a Mac because he's a graphic designer

pesme Thu 22-Feb-07 13:54:10

you can only create .pdf files if you have the correct software.

pesme Thu 22-Feb-07 13:54:42

you could try saving it as .html and send it to him

Nip Thu 22-Feb-07 13:55:41

you need adobe acrobat installed - and then you click on file, then print - then change the printer to adobe acrobat - it'll then open up in pdf

southeastastra Thu 22-Feb-07 13:55:52

under 'save as type'

northerner Thu 22-Feb-07 13:56:24

Yeah you need pdf re writing softaware. You can download a free trail from It gives you 3 conversions for free.

littlelapin Thu 22-Feb-07 13:56:43

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Gobbledigook Thu 22-Feb-07 13:57:12

Under 'save as type' it doesn't have pdf - just lots of different versions of word, wordperfect and works!

Davesworth Thu 22-Feb-07 13:57:43

this functionality is built in to openoffice's word processing program

Nip Thu 22-Feb-07 13:58:01

you dont save as

you go to print - then change the printer to adobe (if its installed)

NotQuiteCockney Thu 22-Feb-07 13:58:27

GDG, just save it as an RTF (Rich Text Format) file. That's how I always share documents with macs. Much less work for everyone.

puppydavies Thu 22-Feb-07 13:58:56

if you have word 2007 there's an add-in download:

otherwise i'm sure you'll find some free software somewhere. can't be more help cos i have mac like your bro, so is built in.

Gobbledigook Thu 22-Feb-07 13:58:58

Littlelapin - downloading deskpdfprofessional now. Will come back with questions in a minute!

I'm useless!

littlelapin Thu 22-Feb-07 21:08:13

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