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How to convert Word to PDF

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

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  • 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 into the PDF format.
  • Watch Acrobat automatically convert the file.
  • Download your new PDF or sign in to share it.

Try our free Word to PDF conversion tool

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Convert Word files to PDF online

Use Adobe Acrobat online services to turn Microsoft Word documents into PDF files. It’s easy to download the converted file and you can share your PDF with others when you sign in.

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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 document. The conversion happens in seconds, letting you keep your projects moving.

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Reliable, trusted file conversion

Thanks to the high-quality of Acrobat PDF tools, your Word content will look as expected in the resulting PDF file. Your content will also look the same for everyone viewing the file.

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Speed up document reviews

Acrobat lets you collect everyone’s feedback in one PDF online. Just sign in to share your file with reviewers. Then reply to comments and @mention people to streamline review cycles.

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Edit for free in Microsoft Word

You can edit Microsoft Word documents online for free with Acrobat. Sign in to Acrobat, select a Word doc and let Acrobat open the file in Microsoft Word for the web. Then edit away.

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The best Word to PDF converter

Adobe invented the PDF file format. Try our high-quality online tools to convert Word documents to PDF and share your best work with confidence.

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 create PDFs, convert PDF files back to Word, convert to Excel or PowerPoint, convert HTML to PDF, edit PDFs, merge PDFs, edits scans with OCR, split PDFs, reduce file size and more. The seven-day free trial lets you convert PNGs, GIFs and other image formats too. You can use Acrobat on any operating system, including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android or Linux.
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 Mark-up 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 Centre.
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