How to Save Word Doc as PDF on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to save your Word documents as PDF files? You’re in luck because it’s a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of saving a Word document as a PDF on Mac. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Word Document

First, locate and open the Word document that you want to save as a PDF. You can do this by navigating to the folder where the document is saved and double-clicking on it.

Step 2: Go to File

Once the document is open, click on the “File” menu located in the top-left corner of your screen. This will open a drop-down menu with various options.

Step 3: Select “Save As”

In the “File” menu, scroll down and select the “Save As” option. This will open a new window where you can specify the save location and format for your document.

Step 4: Choose PDF as the Format

In the “Save As” window, you’ll see a dropdown menu labeled “Format”. Click on it to reveal a list of available formats. Scroll down and select “PDF” from the list.


If you want to adjust any settings related to how your PDF will be saved, such as encryption or compression options, click on the “Options” button located next to the format dropdown menu. This will allow you to customize your PDF settings before saving.

Step 5: Select Save Location

After selecting “PDF” as the format for your document, choose where you want to save it on your Mac. You can either select an existing folder or create a new one by clicking on the “New Folder” button.

Step 6: Click “Save”

Once you have chosen the save location for your PDF, click on the “Save” button in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your Word document will now be saved as a PDF file on your Mac.

Step 7: Verify the Saved PDF

To ensure that your Word document has been successfully saved as a PDF, navigate to the save location you selected in Step 5 and look for the newly created PDF file. Double-click on it to open and verify its content.


Congratulations! You have successfully saved your Word document as a PDF on your Mac.

This step-by-step tutorial has shown you how to convert your files with ease using just a few simple clicks. Now you can easily share your documents with others without worrying about compatibility issues or formatting discrepancies. Saving Word documents as PDFs has never been easier!

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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