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 support@verypdf.com )

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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How to Use PDF to Word Converter

How to Use PDF to Word Converter

The application VeryPDF PDF to Word Converter supplies two ways for converting PDF to DOC, DOCX of MS Office Word, RTF document: GUI method and command line method. There are six kinds of reconstruction modes which are able to ensure the accurate output layouts of the target file. You can also set the page range for the converted PDF page. In addition, the application supports to only retain text in target file by deleting all pictures of graphics. With a huge language basement, PDF to Word Converter supports more than fifteen kinds of languages.

GUI method

1. Download and install PDF to Word Converter

Please click here to download PDF to Word Converter to your computer and then double click the installer and follow the setup wizard to finish the installation step by step, which is easy enough for everyone. 

2. Add file (s)

After opening the application by double clicking its icon or open from Start menu, you will see the smart user interface of PDF to Word Converter like the one shown in Figure 1, you can add files into it by clicking File—Open or use the shortcut key Ctrl+ F to open file picker window in which you can choose the document (s) to be converted. Or you can drag and drop PDF document (s) into the application directly.

Interface of PDF to Word Converter

Figure 1

3. Set parameters for output file

After adding PDF document (s), the window Preferences which is for setting PDF parameters will pop up and you can make different settings in it according to your needs. Please see the window in Figure 2. Four tabs are available for setting different parameters.


Figure 2

In Reconstruction Mode, you can control the output layout for target file by choosing the suitable mode. For knowing the detailed information about each mode, you can read the user manual PDF to Word Converter.

In General Tab, you can set the converted page range for converted PDF document, either all pages or specified page range. You can also customize the output Word page zoom percentage from 50% to 200%.

In Language tab, you can choose Auto or English Document. If there are some non-English PDF documents, you can easily convert them to Word document with the help of the language basement embedded in PDF to Word Converter. 

In Graphics tab, you can choose to delete all pictures of graphics (Like line, arc, etc.) in original PDF document for reducing the file size of output document.

4. Save target file

After clicking on OK button, the dialog box for saving target file (s) will pop up. If you convert a single file, you need to save the target file in Save as dialog box. If you convert a batch of files, you will need to save target files in Browse for folder window.

Command line method

1. Open MS-DOS interface

Use following two ways to open MS-DOS interface:

  • Click Start—Run and input cmd or CMD in Open combo box, then click OK button.
  • Use shortcut key Window+ R to open Run dialog box and then do the same work.

2. Type your command line

The usage of PDF to Word Converter is like the one below:

PDF2Word [Option] –i <PDF File> -o [<DOC File>]

To apply the usage template, please see a successfully run command line example:

PDF2Word –z 100 -f 2 -l 10 -i D:\input.pdf -o D:\output.doc

In the command line,

PDF2Word stands for the called program PDF2Word.exe in the folder of the application.

  • -z 100 means the zoom percentage of output DOC document.
  • -f 2 is to specify the first converted page as 2.
  • -l 10 is to specify the last converted page as 8.
  • -i following with D:\input.pdf is the path of source file.
  • -o following with D:\a.doc is the path of target file.

3. Run the conversion

At last, please don’t forget to press Enter button on the keyboard to run the conversion. If you want to learn more options about the command line, you can use the command –h or –? to print the usage information in MS-DOS interface.

You can get more useful information about PDF to Word Converter when you enter its homepage. If you input scan or image PDF document or when you find PDF to Word Converter cannot export exact text as normal, maybe you can try PDF to Word OCR Converter or Scan to Word OCR Converter.

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