Office to PDF: A Beginner's Guide

Learn how to convert Word, Excel and Powerpoint to PDF online

Jan 19, 2021
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Just because we love PDF doesn't mean that everyone in the world knows about the Portable Document Format and its many benefits for viewing, storing and sharing files. If you don't already convert your Office documents to PDF, now is the time to start! Here's why:

  • Great mobility: PDF can be accessed and viewed on practically any operating system. Whether it's a Windows PC, Mac iOS, Android or iPhone, your document will be displayed no matter what.
  • Reliable format worldwide: Portable Document Format has become universal because of its viewing and sharing capabilities. Wherever you are in the world, when you open this file type, the layout and all other visual elements like text, images and graphics are preserved.
  • Supports interactive functions: This file format allows non-text elements such as hyperlinks, images, movies, music and file attachments to be viewed on a document easily, on any device.
  • High document security: As PDF supports data encryption, you can password-protect your document to avoid unauthorised third-party access.
  • Reduce file size: If you have limited hard drive space, converting to PDF is the way to go. As it's generally smaller than other file formats, it will save storage space while maintaining high visual quality.
  • Preserve files long term: Even as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we can be assured that the Portable Document Format is here to stay. That's why it is specialized for use in archiving and the long-term preservation of electronic documents.

How to convert Office to PDF

Online PDF to Office converters are a HUGE time-saver because they allow you to process multiple documents in one go. iLovePDF offers tools to convert from Microsoft Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations:

    Word to PDF - Transform .docx text into read-only documents. Your word file will be converted to look just the same as it does in your MS Office software.

  1. Navigate to our Word to PDF converter.
  2. Select the files you want to convert or drag and drop them straight into the canvas.
  3. Click the "Convert to PDF" button.
  4. Download your converted file to your computer or save it to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

    Excel to PDF - Make your XLSX spreadsheets more presentable and easy to read from any device by converting them to PDF files.

  1. Navigate to our Excel to PDF converter.
  2. Select the files you want to convert or drag and drop them straight into the canvas.
  3. Click the "Convert to PDF" button.
  4. Download your converted file to your computer or save it to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

    Powerpoint to PDF - Transform PPT and PPTX slideshows into PDF documents for easy reading. All slides will preserve the original formatting and layout.

  1. Navigate to our Powerpoint to PDF converter.
  2. Select the files you want to convert or drag and drop them straight into the canvas.
  3. Click the "Convert to PDF" button.
  4. Download your converted file to your computer or save it to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.
Office to PDF tools

Convert Office files with iOS & Android

Need to convert files on the go? You can edit documents directly through your smartphone using iLovePDF's Mobile App. Available for iPhone and Android, the mobile application allows you to transform Word documents, Powerpoint slides and Excel spreadsheets into PDFs instantly. Download our mobile app on the App Store or Google Play for free and get those document tasks done faster!

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More files? Go Premium! You can batch process files by upgrading to Premium. This multiple file conversion feature allows you to convert up to 10 files with up to 1GB file size per session. Just select or drag and drop files straight into one of our Office converters or import them from your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

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