The process of converting Word files to PDF using the Acrobat converter

Convert Word files to PDF online

Use Adobe Acrobat online services to turn Microsoft Word documents into PDF files. Sign in to download or share your converted PDF.

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Fast PDF conversion of Word files

Drag and drop or upload a DOC or DOCX file, then watch your file turn into a PDF. When you create PDF documents with Acrobat, they look like you intended.

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Adobe invented the PDF format. Try the highest quality PDF tools to convert Word documents and share your best work with confidence.

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How to convert Word files to PDF online

How to convert Word docs to PDF files online

Follow these easy steps to turn Microsoft Word files into PDFs:

Click the Select a file button above, or drag and drop your Word doc into the drop zone.

Select the RTF, TXT, DOCX, or DOC file you want to convert to PDF.

Watch Acrobat automatically convert the file.

Sign in to download or share your converted PDF.

Questions? We have answers.

How do I convert a Word file to PDF without losing the formatting?

As the inventor of the PDF file format, Adobe makes sure our online Word to PDF conversion tool preserves your document formatting. When you convert DOC and DOCX files with the online tool, your fonts, images, and alignment will look as expected on Mac or Windows.

 

You can also try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days to convert PDF files back to Word, convert to Excel or PowerPoint, convert HTML to PDF, convert PNGs and other image formats, edit PDFs, merge PDFs, edits scans with OCR, split PDFs, reduce file size, and more.

What types of document file formats can I convert to PDF?

The Acrobat Word to PDF online tool lets you convert DOCX, DOC, RTF, and TXT files to PDF using a web browser on any operating system. Just drag and drop a file to convert it and save as PDF.

What’s the difference between the DOC and DOCX file format?

The DOC and DOCX file formats are file extensions used by Microsoft Word. The DOC file format is an older format used by Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier. With the release of Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft introduced the new DOCX file format based on the Open XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard. If you have Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier, you’ll need to download the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open, edit, and save DOCX files.

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Are my documents and personal data safe?

Privacy is paramount to Adobe. If you don’t sign in or save your file, it will be deleted from our servers. To learn more about the privacy practices of Adobe applications and websites, please visit our Privacy Center. Adobe complies with the United States’s applicable data protection laws in connection with the provision of Adobe Cloud Services.

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The process of converting Word files to PDF using the Acrobat converter

Convert Word files to PDF online

Use Adobe Acrobat online services to turn Microsoft Word documents into PDF files. Download the converted file or sign in to share your PDF.

A clock displaying how fast the conversion process is from Word documents to PDF

Fast PDF conversion of Word files

Drag and drop or upload a DOC or DOCX file, then watch your file turn into a PDF. When you create PDF documents with Acrobat, they look like you intended.

An Adobe Acrobat document after being converted from a Word file

The best Word to PDF converter

Adobe invented the PDF format. Try the highest quality PDF tools to convert Word documents and share your best work with confidence.

A Microsoft Word document next to an Adobe Acrobat document displaying the Word to PDF conversion process

How to convert Word files to PDF online

How to convert Word docs to PDF files online

Follow these easy steps to turn Microsoft Word files into PDFs:

Click the Select a file button above, or drag and drop your Word doc into the drop zone.

Select the RTF, TXT, DOCX, or DOC file you want to convert to PDF.

Watch Acrobat automatically convert the file.

Download your new PDF or sign in to share it.

Questions? We have answers.

How do I convert a Word file to PDF without losing the formatting?

As the inventor of the PDF file format, Adobe makes sure our online Word to PDF conversion tool preserves your document formatting. When you convert DOC and DOCX files with the online tool, your fonts, images, and alignment will look as expected on Mac or Windows.

 

You can also try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days to convert PDF files back to Word, convert to Excel or PowerPoint, convert HTML to PDF, convert PNGs and other image formats, edit PDFs, merge PDFs, edits scans with OCR, split PDFs, reduce file size, and more.

What types of document file formats can I convert to PDF?

The Acrobat Word to PDF online tool lets you convert DOCX, DOC, RTF, and TXT files to PDF using a web browser on any operating system. Just drag and drop a file to convert it and save as PDF.

What’s the difference between the DOC and DOCX file format?

The DOC and DOCX file formats are file extensions used by Microsoft Word. The DOC file format is an older format used by Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier. With the release of Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft introduced the new DOCX file format based on the Open XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard. If you have Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier, you’ll need to download the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open, edit, and save DOCX files.

Are my documents and personal data safe?

Privacy is paramount to Adobe. If you don’t sign in or save your file, it will be deleted from our servers. To learn more about the privacy practices of Adobe applications and websites, please visit our Privacy Center. Adobe complies with the United States’s applicable data protection laws in connection with the provision of Adobe Cloud Services.

Questions? We have answers.