Using a Mac is great! Many people like to use Mac because it’s user-friendly and it can easily connect with other Apple devices. For many years, Mac computers and notebooks have been known for their durability. A Macbook can last you for years without encountering issues. And viruses or malware is nothing to Macs because it doesn’t really recognize them. With this, it’s just a great device for school or work. And switching to a Mac doesn’t require you to learn much, because it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Now, with documents becoming paperless or digital, you might wonder how you can easily deal with different files. Since the most favored file type around is in Portable Document Format, (or PDF) you have to know how to convert your files to this format and vice versa. Writing documents will mostly be in Word, .docx, or .doc. So, in this article, we’ve listed down five ways for you to easily convert a Word document to PDF on your Mac. Keep reading to find out more!
One of the easiest ways to convert Word to PDF online is through GogoPDF. This nifty website is actually a software as a service (or SaaS) tool for all your PDF needs. You can use Safari (your default Mac web browser) or any other browser to access it. Just visit their website and go to the “Tools” tab. Under it, you’ll see “Convert to PDF.” Click on “Word to PDF” and it will redirect you to that feature’s page. You can then click “Select Files” to choose the file or files you want to convert, or you can drag and drop the files from a folder to the web page. Then, just wait for the website to convert the file(s) and you can now download the newly converted file to your Mac or share it with others. Easy!
This nifty online tool is also like GogoPDF. With the same process we’ve mentioned above, you can easily convert any Word file to PDF in a jiff! Just access their website on your Safari or any web browser and upload the Word file you want to convert. Then, choose the “Word to PDF” feature under tools. Then, you can download the newly converted file to your Mac or share it through email or social media.
Another way to convert your Word document to PDF is through Mac’s very own Pages app. Just open the document and pull down the “File” menu, then choose “Save As.” You can also just click the small disk icon found on the title page of the app. Then, look for “File Format” and select “PDF.” Give it a file name and make sure that “.pdf” is in it, then click “Save.”
Office for Mac
You can also convert a Word file using the Export feature. This is the best choice for converting Office files. Just select the Word file you want to convert to PDF and go to the “File” menu. Then click “Export” and then select “PDF” in the file format section. Select “Export to Word doc as a PDF” and you’re done.
Google is everywhere! And their office tools are among the best out there today. All you need to do is go to the Google Docs website and log-in using your Google account or email. Click the “+” button to be redirected to a blank page. Then copy your Word document and paste it on the blank page. Apply any modifications and click “File.” Under that tab, click “Download.” Then select “PDF format (.pdf)” to save the file to PDF. Do note, however, this is a bit more taxing since you may need to alter some positioning of texts.
Choose your weapon!
So there you have it, five ways to convert Word to PDF. We would like to mention, however, that the best platforms to use are GogoPDF and PDFBear because they won’t make any changes to your original Word files. With the other ways we’ve included, you may still need to re-adjust some texts or photos before you convert them to PDF. Nevertheless, this will all depend on your preference. We hope this article helps you out.
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