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Saving as PDF in Microsoft Word 2010


A "Save a PDF" add-in is required to use this feature. If you installed Microsoft Office 2010 from the network, you should automatically have this add-in. If you installed Office 2010 from a CD, you must also install the add-in by either going to \\admin\installpoint\Microsoft\Office\Add-Ins on the network or downloading it for free from Microsoft.

Benefits of saving as PDF:

Saving as PDF


After you save a file as a PDF, you cannot use Word 2010 to make changes to the PDF file. Instead you should save two versions of the file: one in Word 2007 format and one in the PDF format. Changes should be made to the Word 2010 version of the file and then that file can be resaved as a PDF.

  1. Select the File tab. Point to the arrow next to Save As and then click Save as Adobe PDF.
  2. In the File Name list, type or select a name for the document.
  3. In the Save as type list, click PDF.
  4. If you want to open the file immediately after saving it, select the View Results check box. This check box is available only if you have a PDF reader installed on your computer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  5. Next to Optimize for, select Standard for high quality printing, or Minimum size if print quality is not important and you want a small file size.
  6. Click Publish.
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