PDF stands for Portable Document Format and it is the most popularly used file saving format. Normally, the files that are created in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint are converted into the PDF once they are completely written. This conversion to the PDF offers the following benefits:

  • It enables the documents to be printed easily with accurate formatting.
  • Since the files in PDF are hard to edit and modify, hence the private and confidential documents are mostly saved as PDF.
  • Reading eBooks, using PDF is very convenient.

In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can create a PDF file using Windows 10.

Creating a PDF File in Windows 10

In order to create a PDF file in Windows 10, you need to perform the following steps:

Double-click on the Microsoft Word document, which you want to convert to the PDF. This will launch the Word document as shown in the following image:

Document opened in Microsoft Word

Click on the File tab to launch the following window:

File tab

Now click on Save As and choose a folder to save your file.

The Save as Dialog

As soon as you will click on a folder to save your document, the following window will pop up:

Chosse folder to save the document in

Now click on the dropdown list corresponding to the “Save as type” field as shown in the image below:

Save as PDF file

Select PDF from the dropdown list and then click Save as shown in the following image:

Document save dialog

Now you can view your document as PDF as shown in the image below:

Vie document in PDF reader


By following the same method listed above, you can convert any document whether it is in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint format into PDF. PDF will enable you to share your documents conveniently. It increases the portability and security of your documents. It will remove any hindrance that might occur otherwise while printing your documents.


How to Create a PDF File in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

3 thoughts on “How to Create a PDF File in Windows 10

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    September 21, 2019 at 5:14 am

    So that’s 8 steps in windows 10 and just 2 steps back in windows 7!!!

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      September 21, 2019 at 5:19 am

      The comment above stands!

      Except to say that windows 10 never stops amazing me, on how intensely useless, and screwed up it is!!
      It was like the ultimate Down Grade from Windows 7 & 8!!!

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    October 12, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    You sure went out of your way to make things harder in windows 10. Go back to the 2 steps in windows 7.


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