The Ways to convert Word to PDF on Mac(OS Big Sur Included)

Connie Wisley
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Sometimes, we need to convert word to PDF file so that we can share it more conveniently. Many Mac users didn’t install Microsoft Office on their Mac, so they might not able to open Word files. PDF files can be opened on any operating system, converting word to PDF will solve this problem perfectly. As for how to convert word to PDF on Mac, there are 3 ways will be provided for each Mac user, you can read this article to get.

This article was divided into 3 parts:

Method 1. Use PDF Creator to Convert Word to PDF on Mac
Method 2. Use online Converter to convert word to PDF on Mac
Method 3. Use Word for Mac to convert word to PDF on Mac

Method 1. Use PDF Creator to Convert Word to PDF on Mac

What is the best word to PDF creator for Mac?

To this question, my answer is Cisdem PDFMaster. Cisdem PDFMaster for Mac is a application that has ability to create PDF files from Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), EPUB, Text, RTFD, HTML, CHM, JPG, and PNG etc. file formats so that your file will look right on other people's screens. In addition, Cisdem provides rich features: convert, edit, compress, merge, split, encrypt and decrypt PDF files on Mac.

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How to use word to PDF creator on Mac?

Step 1. Choose PDF Create, drag and drop Word documents to Cisdem.

Step 2. Input the output name for the files if necessary, then choose the output folder. If you want to combine multiple Word files to a single PDF, open the "Merge" feature.

Step 3. Click “Create” button to start, wait a minute, your word file will be converted to PDF file.

Method 2. Use Online Converter to Convert Word to PDF on Mac

If you input “convert Word to PDF” ON Google search bar, you will get a lot of results. There are so many online word to PDF converter available, which one is the best? It is a worth thinking about. To save your time, I will give you 2 solutions.

The first one is, it supports convert some formats to PDF online, including Word, Excel, PPT, TXT, and Images (JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF). It is very easy to use, you just need to upload your files and wait a while, it will convert your word to PDF file. Then you can download it.


But please note, it runs a little slow, you need a little patience, specially there are some images or tables on your word file. And when you downloading your PDF file, you will be asked some strange questions. is the other online word to PDF converter, it also can convert word, excel, jpg, and ppt to PDF file. This website provides two ways to adding file, drag-n-drop or clicking “Choose file” button. You don’t need to click “Convert”, after uploaded, it finished conversion. And you can directly download your PDF.

When you uploading your word file, it will take your some time, it runs too slow.

Method 3. Use Word for Mac to Convert Word to PDF on Mac

If you have installed Word for Mac 2011 or later on your Mac, you don’t need any other helper, Word for Mac 2011 can directly save as PDF. We should note that this function is only applicable for Word for Mac 2011 or later. And the operation steps is also very simple.

Step 1. On the File menu, click Save As.

Step 2. In the Save As box, type a name for the file.

Step 3. On the Format pop-up menu, click PDF.

Step 4. Click Save.


We all know, using online tool is risky, your files may be given away. So if your word file is extremely confidential or you don’t want to other know its content, you’d better not use online word to PDF converter. In addition, what Word for Mac 2011 can do is limited, if you have other formats need to be converted to PDF, Cisdem PDFMaster is your best choice. By the way, if you are interested in convert PDF to word, you can visit another article “How to Convert PDF to Word on Mac”, it will give your perfect solution.

Connie Wisley
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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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  • grayson

    You know what, the part I like about your PDF Creator the most is the feature to merge all files in different formats into single one PDF, that perfectly meet my need.

    7 years ago Reply

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  • Julio

    I didn't install Word for Mac. Cisdem PDFCreator for Mac seems great, hope that is useful for me.

    8 years ago Reply

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