How to convert Word to PDF for personal and enterprise use?
December 11th, 2012
To prevent readers from modifying your Word content, it is better to convert Word document to PDF, while with all layouts, tables, page headers, hyperlinks preserved. Here lists several tools for you to convert Word to PDF freely and professionally.
Part 1: Free Word to PDF converters
Tool 1: Microsoft Office
If you are a MS Office 2010 user, you can simply use Microsoft Office 2010 program to save Word file as PDF without needing additional software or add-ins.
If you are using MS Office Word 2007, free download ‘Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS’ add-in (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=7). After installing this add-in, you can convert Word to PDF by saving as.
Tool 2: Primo PDF
PrimoPDF (http://www.primoPDF.com/) can free convert any kind of file to a 100% industry-standard PDF file, but the interface is cluttered and not user friendly enough. Regardless, the conversion process is quick and efficient. Learn how to convert Word to PDF on its official website.
PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, eBook, and prepress. It also allows the user to wrap the PDF in 40-bit or 128-bit encryption, PDF merging, and passWord protection.
Part 2: Professional Word to PDF converters
Besides the free Word to PDF converters, there are some free online services to convert Word to PDF as well. For common users, they can fit all your needs usually, but for a company that needs quicker and better Word to PDF batch conversion, a professional Word to PDF converter is a must.
Tool 1: Word to PDF Converter
Word to PDF Converter is an advanced utility to batch convert Microsoft Word 2000, 2003, 2007 documents into professional PDF documents. After conversion, the generated PDF files are exactly the same as the Word documents, with original text, images, tables and other formatting preserved.
It supports input file formats: .docx, .doc, .rtf, .txt, .wri, etc, Word text in over 100 languages, and can even merge multiple Word documents into a single PDF. Moreover, it also offers features to passWord protect the generated PDF files.
It provides four simple and quick ways to convert Word to PDF: context menu conversion, command line conversion, batch GUI conversion and hot directories conversion. For the detailed steps on how to convert Word to PDF, refer to Word to PDF Converter guide.
Tool 2: Nemo PDF Converter
Nemo PDF Converter is efficient 3-in-1 PDF converter to batch convert PDF to Word/RTF (*.doc, *.rtf) and Word/Excel (*.docx, *.doc, *.xlsx, *.xls) to PDF in seconds. The original text, layouts, images, and other formatting can be exactly retained in the generated files after conversion. Moreover, it allows you to convert all pages or certain pages of multi-page PDF files to Word, and add title, keyWord, watermark, passWord and other properties to the generated PDF files.