Need Help Finding a DOCX to PDF Converter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keystothecity, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. keystothecity macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    I'm hoping someone might be able to recommend a good app/program to me.

    I have a bunch of .docx (Microsoft Word) files that I need to convert to PDF on a daily basis. Can anyone recommend a good program for this?

    I have been using Zamzar, an online site in the past, but I"m hoping I can find an actual application to do this.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    How many documents are you talking about? You know you can do that within Word, with no need for another app, if it's not too many documents.
  3. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  4. Ichabod. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    i.e. Print -> as PDF

    I'm not sure if one-by-one is too tedious, but I find it works well.
  5. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Here is how to create an Application using Automator upon which you can drag and drop any number of Word documents, which will be saved as pdf files in the same location with the same names as the original.


    The Applescript code to be placed in the Run Applescript action can be found on the Apple Support Communities website, and is repeated here:

    property theList : {"doc", "docx"}
    on run {input, parameters}
              set output to {}
              tell application "Microsoft Word" to set theOldDefaultPath to get default file path file path type documents path
              repeat with x in input
                                  set theDoc to contents of x
                                  tell application "Finder"
                                            set theFilePath to container of theDoc as text
                                            set ext to name extension of theDoc
                                            if ext is in theList then
                                                      set theName to name of theDoc
                                                      copy length of theName to l
                                                      copy length of ext to exl
                                                      set n to l - exl - 1
                                                      copy characters 1 through n of theName as string to theFilename
                                                      set theFilename to theFilename & ".pdf"
                                                      tell application "Microsoft Word"
      set default file path file path type documents path path theFilePath
                                                                open theDoc
                                                                set theActiveDoc to the active document
      save as theActiveDoc file format format PDF file name theFilename
                                                                copy (POSIX path of (theFilePath & theFilename as string)) to end of output
      close theActiveDoc
                                                      end tell
                                            end if
                                  end tell
                        end try
              end repeat
              tell application "Microsoft Word" to set default file path file path type documents path path theOldDefaultPath
              return output
    end run
    It works very well.
  6. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Microsoft Word --> Save As --> PDF (in the drop down list of file formats)

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