Convert Word to PDF and preserve image quality.

Discover how to preserve stunning image quality when you convert a Word document to PDF.

You’ve proofread every line, you’ve formatted every page, and now you’re ready to download your Word document as a PDF — but you don’t want your images to suffer in the process. Take a moment to learn how to preserve image quality when converting Word to PDF and get a finished document you can save and share.

Convert Word documents with a PDF tool.

The easiest way to convert your document and preserve image quality is to use a PDF tool like Adobe Acrobat online services and follow these steps:

  1. Click Select A File and choose your Word document, or drag and drop the file.
  2. Sit back as Acrobat online services automatically convert your document.
  3. Download the PDF.

All the images (and fonts) in your original Word document should appear as intended in your new PDF. You can also use Acrobat DC to convert Word documents and preserve the quality of every image.

Adjust DPI before you export as PDF.

If you don’t have a PDF tool, you can manually adjust your Word document’s image DPI settings before you save it as a PDF with a few extra steps.

First, find the advanced settings in Word and change your default DPI selection. To preserve image quality, you’ll need a higher DPI. Save your changes then download the document as a PDF. Alternatively, save your Word document as a PDF and change DPI in the advanced settings before you download it.

Explore what more you can do with Adobe Acrobat DC and Acrobat online services to improve your PDF workflow.