How to Export a Document as a PDF

Portable Document Format files (PDF) are incredibly common in the modern workplace, and an important skill to have is the ability to export a Word document as a PDF. This Gizmo Guide will show this process.

Prerequisites: Must have a document ready to go to PDF format

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: < 3 Minutes

Expected Outcome: The document will be exported as a PDF

Tools Required: Microsoft Word or a free equivalent

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Make sure you have a document ready to go to PDF format

  2. Go to the top bar and select "File"


  3. Find and select the option that says "Export"


  4. Select the format you'd like to have the export as (PDF)
    1. Note that some programs will not have PDF as the default option, so always double check this
    create PDF

  5. Select where the file is going to be saved
    1. It is suggested that you always double check the path so you can find the document easier later
    make sure its in pdf