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Is there a way to convert a word document into pdf?

I am using MS Office 2010. I have to convert a Word file to a PDF file in my daily work, so I have to use an online web application to get it done. But, I don't want to do it each and every time. Is there any add on or any thing to integrate with Word which can help me to convert a Word file to PDF without using any online web application?

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marked as duplicate by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Daniel Beck, 8088, studiohack May 11 '11 at 5:07

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If for some reason you can't use the built-in PDF export, look at PDFCreator. It's a print driver that 'prints' to a PDF file.

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Office 2010 has a PDF export plugin built in (2007 needed you to install it). It's as simple as 'file' -> 'save as'.

If you had needed a more general solution, or if the built in plugin didn't work for whatever reason, you need a PDF printer like CutePDF Writer - in which case you 'print' the document as per normal, and that would let you save it as a PDF.

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Not necessary to install the 'PDF Export Plugin' as the feature is built-in to Office 2010.

you can use Microsoft Office 2010 programs to save files as PDFs without needing additional software or add-ins.

Here's the official link: Save as PDF

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Three ways:

  1. Install a "PDF printer" software, like PDFCreator or PDF995

  2. Use a software that has "Export as PDF" option, like OpenOffice/LibreOffice

  3. Although you are searching for an "offline way", you can also do that without needing to upload your files: do your work in Google Docs (store files there, so you don't want to upload them). Then perform "download as PDF".

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but office 2010 DOES have PDF export, as at least two other answers have suggested. – Journeyman Geek May 9 '11 at 12:16
pay attention :) , I said LIKE not ONLY - I used "free" software as examples of things that do the work, but some paid software also do that. – kokbira May 9 '11 at 12:26