Creating PDF Documents in Word 2013
Turning your Word document into a PDF is extremely easy in Word 2013. To do so, click on the File tab and select Export. Next, select ‘Create PDF/XPS Document’ (Figure 1) and then click the right hand button ‘Create PDF/XPS’.
This will open the publishing options window (Figure 2). From here, give your file a name and make sure the ‘Save as type’ field has PDF selected. You can click the Publish button now to create your PDF or you can click the Options button to tweak a few additional settings. Click the Options button.
Word gives you the option of selecting which page or pages you wish to publish (Figure 3). By default, your entire document will be published to PDF. You also have the option of selecting whether or not to publish any markup or comments present in the document.
Another useful option – especially for longer documents is to automatically create bookmarks in the PDF based on headings or bookmarks in the Word document. Once the PDF is created, you will be able to easily navigate your document using the bookmarks.
Once you’ve selected your desired options, click OK and then click Publish on the publishing options window. Assuming you have a PDF reader installed on your computer such as Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader, your PDF will open (Figure 4).