Converting Word Document To PDF File

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by beeinformed, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010

    I have a microsoft word document that I need to print out and this document is located on my notebook pc. Unfortunately, I can't seem to print this document on my notebook pc either wirelessly or through usb connection.

    I am able to print wirelessly/and or through usb connection on my imac computer.

    My question is how to do I convert a microsoft word document into a pdf file so I can print this on my imac computer?

    As I am completely new to the mac operating system, I was also wondering if I could send this word document as an attachment to my e-mail address, open up the document and then print it. Is this possible?

    I appreciate any feedback/info on how to resolve this issue. :)
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    Go to file\print
    On the lower left there will be a button that says PDF. Click that and save the file as a PDF.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You should be able to open any PDF file on your Mac with the built-in Preview app. For Word documents, you can use one of several apps, including Office for Mac 2008 or 2011, Numbers, OpenOffice, NeoOffice, etc. You could also open Word documents with Google Docs.
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    There are numerous free programs that will let you print to a pdf file on a windows PC. Look for cutepdf or tinypdf as starters ot just Google something like "windows print to pdf". Once you have created the pdf put that it on your mac and then print it.
  5. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    I second the recommendation of CutePDF. It adds a virtual printer device to your Windows system; any time you want to make a PDF of something just print it and choose the CutePDF "printer", then it will ask you where to save the file and what to name it. Free, fast, and easy.
  6. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Guys, the Word document is on his Windows PC and it appears he doesn't have Word installed on the Mac. Using OS X's built-in PDF converter isn't going to do any good here.

    To the original poster, depending on the Word doc's complexity you might be able to open it on the Mac by using the OS X application "TextEdit", which is like Notepad on Windows. Try emailing the document to your Mac and opening it in TextEdit. If that works you can print. If not, follow one of the other suggestions of converting the document to a PDF on your Windows computer, then emailing the PDF to the Mac and printing that.
  7. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601


    Feb 27, 2005
    Pages should open it no problem, if you have that on your iMac.

    Nonetheless, TextEdit might also do the trick (however, reformatting of the text will probably be necessary).

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