Convert Word to PDF Convert Word to PDF

Convert documents and files to PDF

The exchange of documents in the PDF format is a sign of consideration. Converting documents from different documents to PDF format gives you the ability to email documents to customers in change-protected mode, to replicate presentation materials in printshops without any troubles with missing fonts or broken layouts. Plus, converting documents from different documents to PDF allows you to prepare them for archiving.

Universal Document Converter is the most complete solution for the conversion of documents into Adobe PDF or graphical files. The underlying basis of Universal Document Converter is the technology of virtual printing. As a result, documents to PDF format is not any more complicated than printing on a desktop printer.

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How to Convert Word to PDF

  1. Download and install Universal Document Converter software onto your computer.
  2. Open the document in Microsoft Word and press File->Print... in application main menu.

    Open the document in Microsoft Word and press File->Print... in application main menu.

  3. Select Universal Document Converter from the printers list and press Properties button.

    Select Universal Document Converter from the printers list and press Properties button.

  4. On the settings panel, click Load Properties.

    On the settings panel, click Load Properties

  5. Use the Open dialog to select "Text document to PDF.xml" and click Open.

    Use the Open dialog to select "Text document to PDF.xml" and click Open

  6. Click OK in Microsoft Word Print dialog to start converting. When the PDF file is ready, it will be saved to the My Documents\UDC Output Files folder by default.

    Converting Word to PDF in progress.

  7. Converted document will then be opened in Adobe Acrobat or another viewer associated with PDF files on your computer.

    Converted document in Adobe Acrobat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I need to convert text-only documents to PDF format. How can I reduce the size of the PDF file?
A1: Please use the Document to PDF, Black&White, Multipage profile in step 4 in the instructions above.

Q2: How do I keep 100% of the quality of the presentation when I convert it to PDF?
A2: After selecting Document to PDF, Color, Multipage profile in the Printing Preferences window, please change Color Depth value to True Color (24 bpp). Plus, open the Page Setup tab in the Printing Preferences window and increase the Image Resolution setting to 600 x 600 DPI.

Q3: How to append all Word documents I have to one multipage PDF?
A3: Please open the Output tab in the Universal Document Converter Properties window. Select Append all pages to existing PDF file in Options drop down in bottom part of the window.

Q4: How can I keep the background color or background image when I convert a document from Word to PDF?
A4: Please press File-Print... in Microsoft Word main menu. In Print window press the Options... button. Enable the Background colors and images check box in the middle-right area of the window.

Q5: I need to convert daily about 150 documents from Word to PDF. How can I automate this task?
A5: PrintConductor software can print Word documents in batch mode. If you select Universal Document Converter from the printers list, PrintConductor will use it for converting documents from Word to PDF instead of printing them on desktop printer.

Q6: I need to convert Word to PDF myself using VB.NET. Do you have any examples?
A6: Yes, you can find source code examples for Visual Basic and Visual C++ in Developer Solutions section of Universal Document Converter’s site.

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