If you can print or save the document as a Word file, you should have the option to print or save it as a PDF file. (You might need to install a free app to save it as a PDF.) Press Ctrl + P to print the document, and then select your PDF printer. Instead of printing your document on paper, it will save it as a PDF. (In earlier Word versions, I was able to save it as a PDF, instead of printing it as a PDF, but the net result was the same thing.) Here are some of my favorite shortcuts, since the comments have touched on these. Ctrl + A = all (select all) Ctrl + B = bold Ctrl + C = copy Ctrl + E = center (to center a paragraph) T couldn’t use “C,” because it was already assigned. Ctrl + F = find Ctrl + G = go to Ctrl + I = italics Ctrl + L = left (to left-justify a paragraph) Ctrl + P = print Ctrl + R = right (to right-justify a paragraph) Ctrl + U = underline Ctrl + V = paste Ctrl + X = cut Ctrl = Z = reverse the last thing you wrote, usually letter by letter, or word by word Ctrl + G (“Go To”) brings up this set of choices so you can go to a specific page, section, comment, footnote, etc. Select the “Go to” tab. Ctrl + F (“Find”) brings up the Navigation screen or the “Find and Replace” screen. Select the “Find” tab to find a particular word or “Replace” to find a particular word and replace it with something else.
Do not try to use a PDF to convert a file into a text file. The file format of PDFs is different from other file formats. So you can't just use a PDF converter that is designed to work with Word or Excel. Use of the “Save” function will also not work. Many PDF documents include an expiration date.