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15.1. Convert Word Documents to PDF

Last updated: Wed May 2021 11:13 AM (EDT)

Word 2013 and newer

  1. Choose File > Export > Create PDF/XPS.

    Create PDF/XPS button on the Export tab in Word 2016.
  2. If the properties of your Word document contains information that you do not want included in the PDF, in the Publish as PDF or XPS window, choose Options. Then select Document and clear Document properties. Set any other options you want and choose OK.

    Clear Document properties to avoid sharing that information in the PDF file.

    For more information about document properties, see View or change the properties for an Office 2016 file.

  3. In Publish as PDF or XPS, navigate to where you want to save the file. Also, modify the file name if you want a different name.

  4. Click Publish.

More about PDF options

Open and copy content from a PDF with Word

You can copy any content you want from a PDF by opening it in Word.

Go to File > Open and browse to the PDF file. Word opens the PDF content in a new file. You can copy any content you want from it, including images and diagrams.

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