Word Options, click the Export tab. Page 3. Click File. The Export Options pane opens. Page 4. Click Export. Page 6. Under Page Setup, check “Save a new format for the file.” 6. Once you have the document open in Word, go to the Export Tools section of the Export Options. Click the Save As button. Page 1. Check the box next to “Use this file as the new document” under File Properties. If you have multiple versions of your file to choose from, save the original with the name of the file that you want to convert. (For example, if you have a Word file, and you want to convert it to a PDF file, Save as that file instead.) Page 2. Under Options, click the Save As... button. Click the dropdown arrow to the right of “Save as type...” and choose PDF. Page 3. Under Settings, check the box next to the checkboxes that start with “Format” and “Save with the following format.” (You can save your file to a PDF, Word, or PowerPoint file.) Page 4. Enter a name for the new PDF file, and click Export. Page 2. Click File, File Manager, or File > Save As. Page 3. Click Export. Page 3. Click File, File Manager, or File > Save As. Page 4. Under “Save as type...” uncheck “Print” and click the dropdown next to “Save with the following format.” (You can save your file to a PDF, Word, or PowerPoint file.) Page 5. Click File, Select a New Destination, and then click Save. Page 3. Click File, Select a New Destination, and then click Save. If you want another file to replace the current file and automatically update the PDF, change the current file to PDF Format, and then save as that file. 4 Ways to Create PDF documents from Word files 1. Open the Word document. Double-click the Word document to open it in Microsoft Word. 2. Click Microsoft Word Options. Click File in the lower-left corner of the screen. 3. Select the File you want from the “Open the .DOC(X) format file in Word” drop-down box. Page 2 of 3. Choose the Word document from the drop-down box, and then set it as the target for the word processing program. Click Open. 4.