How to export a PDF in Microsoft Word

Directions for exporting a 'Print' quality PDF from Microsoft Word.

Although Microsoft Word is not recommended for professional quality file creation, sometimes it's the only option available. To export a PDF from Microsoft Word 2013-2016, follow these steps below. 

Step 1:  Click File, then hover over Export and navigate to Create a PDF/XPS Document.


Step 2:  In the pop-up window, choose a name for your file and a save location. Be sure that your PDF output is for printing by navigating to Optimize and selecting Standard (publishing online and printing). Click Publish and you're done.