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Saving a Mac Word Document as a PDF File

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Mac users are all too aware of compatibility issues when sharing documents. You can avoid problems by using the PDF format. The PDF format is the best way to share a document with other users. In addition to being cross-platform support, PDF files won't compromise security -- they don't carry viruses.

Recent versions of the Mac operating system have the ability to create PDF documents without any additional software. Further, saving a document as a PDF only takes a few mouse clicks!


1. With the Word document open, click File, Print

2. Click PDF

3. From the pop-up menu, select Save as PDF...

4. Name your document

5. Use the arrows to select your save location

6. Click Save


This will create a basic PDF file that you can share with others. You can select advanced options, such as compression and encryption from the PDF menu.
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