Office to PDF Command Line

How can I turn Word to PDF on Mac?

How can I turn Word to PDF on Mac?

This article aims to help those who want to convert Word to PDF on Mac. If you are one of those users, please read this article and try to use either of the following two methods to solve your problem. Nowadays, there are lots of free online Office to PDF tool available. If your document is not huge, you can try an online tool. However, if you need to process a large amount of files, you’d better use some desktop tools. Please keep on reading and find the right way to convert Word to PDF. 

  word to pdf on mac   Method 1. Use an online tool

If you have to convert only a couple of Word to PDF , you can try to use a free online Word to PDF converter.

1.1. Pros  vs  Cons

Pros Cons
Simple and easy, solve the problem within three steps must be connected to a network
No need to install software unable process files in batches
Can convert local files and files that are stored in Cloud limited file sized
Save time and disk space  

1.2. Recommended products

1.3. How to use?

Taking Free Word to PDF Online as an example, you can only take two steps to convert Word to PDF:

  • Step 1. Open the webpage—You can click Free Word to PDF Online to open the webpage.
  • Step 2. Upload a Word file—Please click the Browse button to open the browse dialog box , –> choose the file you want to convert from Word to PDF. –> Click Open.
  • Step 3. Start conversion—Just click the Upload and Convert button, and you will find a dialog box . Please click Ok in the dialog box to save the result PDF on your local disk.

 office to pdf on mac Method 2. Use desktop software

If you have a bunch of files to convert from Word to PDF, you can consider using a desktop software application with GUI (graphical users interface).

2.1. Pros  vs  Cons

Pros Cons
Support batch conversion Have to install software
Professional, support various option settings May not able to convert online Word documents
Unlimited file size Occupy disk space and memory
Able to encrypt output PDF The trial version can only be used for several times
No need to connect to a network  

2.2. Recommended products

  • VeryPDF Office to Any Converter  (Soon to release. You can get the trial version by sending an email to )

2.3. How to use?

VeryPDF Office to Any Converter can convert multiple Word to PDF on Mac. It is a professional command line application. With the help of this tool, you can take three steps to convert a batch of Word to PDF on Mac:

  • Step 1. Install VeryPDF Office to Any Converter—You can get the install package from VeryPDF support group. The install package of VeryPDF Office to Any Converter for  Mac is a PKG. You can double click the PKG package,—> double click the bin folder,—> and then find the executable file named office-to -any-converter.
  • Step 2. Open the Terminal—Click the terminal icon at the bottom of the screen to open the command line interface.
  • Step 3. Type a command line and press Enter—Just type a command line according to the following usage and then press Enter on the keyboard.
    • Usage   : office-to -any-converter [options] <Input file> <output file>
    • Example: /Volumes/html2any_cmd_mac/bin/office-to-any-converter /Users/svp/Desktop/in.doc /Users/svp/Desktop/out.pdf

Is this article helpful?  I hope it can assist  you with the conversion from Office to PDF on Mac. If you have any question, please feel free to leave a message.

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About Practical Office to PDF Command Line

Office to PDF Command Line allows you to convert files of Office to PDF with command line singly or in batches. In addition, this CMD application also support other source formats, e.g., XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, ODT, ODS, ODP etc., and other objective formats, e.g., PS, EPS, SWF, SVG, HPGL, PCL, EMF, JPG, TIFF, GIF etc.. And users could edit properties of objective files in processes from Office to PDF, e.g., DOC to PDF, XLS to PDF. Want to experience Office to PDF Command Line right now, please enter here. Here is the usage of Office to PDF Command Line below:

doc2any.exe [options] <input file> [<output file>]


  • doc2any.exe is used for calling “doc2any.exe”
  • [options] could be any parameters for editing objective properties optionally
  • <input file> stands for source path, which is used for adding source file
  • [<output file>] stands for objective path, which is typed for exporting target file
Typical examples with Office to PDF Command Line are as follows, which could be helpful to you: Note: the following input format could be replaced by another supported source format, which is suitable for objective format, if it is allowed and proper
  • Basic single process

doc2any.exe d:\in.doc f:\out.pdf

doc2any.exe c:\*.doc e:\*.pdf

  • Typical process to edit PDF margin in accordance with four directions – “left, top, right, bottom”

doc2any.exe -margin 100x100x100x100 f:\in.rtf d:\out.pdf

  • Typical conversion for setting PDF width and height

doc2any.exe -width 888 -height 444 f:\*.doc g:\out.pdf

  • Typical example of merging dozens of source files into existed PDF

doc2any.exe -append 2 g:\*.doc f:\out.pdf

  • Practical process to encrypt PDF

doc2any.exe -ownerpwd 543210 -keylen 2 -encryption 3900 f:\in3.doc h:\out2.pdf

(-keylen 2: encrypt file with 124 bits RC4; -encryption 3900: nothing allowed to change or print file etc. )

doc2any.exe -xres 300 -yres 300 -bitcount 1 -compression 4 “f:\in.doc” “d:\export.tif”

(-compression 4: CCITT Group 4 Fax Encoding )

  • Practical conversion for specified page range

doc2any.exe -pagerange “1,5-6,9” “e:\input2.docx” “d:\output.htm”

  • Interesting process to add watermark on PDF

doc2any.exe -wtext “VeryPDF Online” -wf “Arial” “g:\sample1.doc” C:\export1.pdf


With Office to PDF Command Line, it is so simple and fast to process relative tasks on computers of Windows systems! Besides command line version, Office to PDF Command Line can offer you GUI version, SDK version and COM version. To know more about Office to PDF Command Line and other versions, it is convenient for you to click here.
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