What is the Best Word to PDF Converter for Mac 2021?

Jose Henline
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Compared to Word file, PDF file is easier to spread, especially for Mac users. So often we need to save Word document as PDF. In this case, a Word to PDF Converter for mac is essential. I gathered several Word to PDF converter for Mac, and tested each one. Today, I will share those for all of you, hoping you the best Word to PDF converter for Mac meeting your personal needs. 

Part 1. Best Offline Word to PDF converter for Mac

In these days, paid offline Word to PDF Converter for Mac get more and more popularity from users than those online free ones, due to following reasons:

  • High quality Word to PDF conversion 
  • More features provided
  • Require no internet connection at anytime anywhere
  • No risk of information leakage

Here are the 3 best offline Word to PDF Converter for Mac basing on features and conversion results.

#1 Cisdem PDFMaster for Mac

Cisdem PDFMaster for Mac undoubtedly is the best Word to PDF converter for Mac, this application allows you to easily create PDF from Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), EPUB, Text, RTFD, HTML, CHM, JPG, and PNG etc. With Cisdem PDFMaster, you just need a few clicks of the mouse, your Word file will be converted to PDF so your file will look right every time. In addition, it keeps everything the same as on your original Word file, even you can merge all multiple Word files into single one PDF. What's more, it offers multiple functions, you can edit, compress, convert, merge, split, encrypt and even unlock PDF files easily in one place.

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  • Supports converting Word, Text, PowerPoint, CHM, HTML, ePub, etc. to PDF on Mac.
  • Supports converting images in JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, etc. formats to PDF files on Mac.
  • Ensures that the resulting PDF file will look exactly as originally intended.
  • Supports batch converting multi files to PDF.
  • Supports merging into one PDF.
  • Extra features: convert, edit, compress, merge, split, encrypt, decrypt


  • Only supports Mac OS X 10.13 or later.

#2  Microfost Word for Mac

Some users have installed Word for Mac 2011or later on their Mac, you can directly convert Word to PDF with this tool. But the earlier version doesn’t support to do that.


  • You can preview your Word file before converting it to PDF.
  • Don’t need to install other application on your Mac.
  • Easy to use.


  • Don’t support convert other format to PDF.
  • Install Microsoft Office on Mac is not easy, you need to pay for it.

Part 2. Best Online Free Word to PDF converter

If you don’t use PDF file frequently, or you just need to convert a Word to PDF on mac, online Word to PDF converter is your choice. Surely, if you choose online Word to PDF converter, you must know some tips as follows:

  • Online Word to PDF converter usually runs slowly, you may need to wait for a long time.
  • Online Word to PDF converter can’t guarantee the effect and others, your elements in your original PDF files may be broken.
  • Uncontrollable factors of online Word to PDF converter may lead to your PDF files give away.
  • Website will store your information of action and document.

Yes, all of the above usually are ignored by most of users, they don’t know if they use those online tool, they will have those risks. Surely, if you don’t care that, you can stick to your choice.

#1 PDFConverter

When you input “Word to PDF converter” in Google search bar, and enter it, you will get a lot of results, PDFConverter is the No 1 online Word to PDF converter. You can select file from your Mac, or you can just input the URL of your file. What’s more, users need to input their email address to receive converted file.

#2 Smallpdf

The second is Smallpdf, it supports to convert your doc to PDF online for free, docx is not supported. And this online Word to PDF converter allows users to directly drop file to it, or you can select from your Mac, Google Drive, Dropbox.

#3 PDF Online

The third one is PDFOnline, it is a online PDF converter that enable users to convert Word, Excel, PPT, TXT, Images (JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF) to PDF on their website. Users can upload their Word file to it. I have to say that PDFOnline runs very very slow.


Absolutely, there are more choice to save a Word document as PDF on mac, your decision greatly depends on your need. But for most users, Cisdem PDFCreator is the best PDF creator for Mac since it has the most comprehensive functions and it can ensure the conversion effect. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you can choose the best one you think.

Jose Henline
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Jose specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.

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  • Stephen

    I didn't install Word for Mac. I tried Cisdem PDFCreator for free, it did a good job.

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