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Saving a Google Doc or Word Document as a PDF

Google Doc and Word documents can be reformatted easily, and in some cases unexpectedly.
To avoid those unexpected reformatting issues when presenting a document, like a Syllabus or Resumé, you can make them into a PDF.

Google Docs

Under the document's name, near the top left corner of the Google Docs window, click on the File menu -> "Print".

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In the print dialog, change the Printer dropdown to "Save as PDF", then click "Save"

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A dialog will pop up, asking you what you'd like to name the PDF, and where you'd like to save your PDF.

Microsoft Word (Windows)

Click on the "File" menu.

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Click on "Export" -> "Create PDF/XPS Document"

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In the dialog, name the PDF and select a location you'd like to place it.

Microsoft Word (Mac)

Click on the "File" menu -> "Print"

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In the bottom left corner of the print dialog, click on the "PDF" drop down.

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In the dialog, name the PDF and select a location you'd like to place it.

 

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