First question is – What is a pdf document? PDF stands for portable document format. It is a format that most people can read either with Adobe Acrobat Reader or on a Mac with the Preview program.
Historically to save a document as a pdf you would have needed to have a program such as Adobe Acrobat or any of the other ones out there. This program allows you to do many clever things with PDF files.
Now in the two latest versions of Microsoft Office, Office 2007 and Office 2010 the ablitiy to save a document as a pdf has been built in.
Office 2010 and Office 2013
To save any Office 2010 document as a pdf:
1. Click on the File menu
2. Click on Save as
3. Change the Save as type to pdf
4. Name the file
5. Click Save
1. Click on the Office button
2. Click on Save As
3. Select PDF
4. Type a name for the document
5. Change the Save as Type to PDF
6. Click Save