Microsoft Word – Basics

Exporting documents

By default, Word documents are saved in the .docx file type. However, there may be times when you need to use another file type, such as a PDF or Word 97-2003 document. It’s easy to export your document from Word to a variety of file types.

To export a document as a PDF file:

Exporting your document as an Adobe Acrobat document, commonly known as a PDF file, can be especially useful if you’re sharing a document with someone who does not have Word. A PDF file will make it possible for recipients to view—but not edit—the content of your document.

  1. Click the File tab to access Backstage view, choose Export, then select Create PDF/XPS.selecting the Export as PDF command
  2. The Save As dialog box will appear. Select the location where you want to export the document, enter a file name, then click Publish.

If you need to edit a PDF file, Word allows you to convert a PDF file into an editable document.

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