How to convert a DOC file to a PDF file

This page explains how you can easily convert a .doc file to a PDF file using the free and easy to use PDF24 Creator. The shown conversion method is free and easy to use. The PDF24 Creator installs for you a PDF printer so that you can print your .doc file on that printer in order to convert your file to PDF.

What you need to convert a DOC file to a PDF file or how you can create a PDF version from your DOC file

Files of the type DOC or files with the file extension .doc can be easily converted to PDF with the help of a PDF printer.

A PDF printer is a virtual printer which you can use like any other printer. The difference to a normal printer is that a PDF printer creates PDF files. You do not print on physical paper. The PDF printer prints the contents of the source file into a PDF file.

In this way, you can create a PDF version from any file which can be printed. Just open the file with a reader, click the "print" button, choose the virtual PDF printer and click "print". If you have a reader for the DOC file, and if the reader can print the file, then you can convert the file to a PDF.

The FREE and easy to use PDF24 PDF printer can be downloaded from this page. Just click on the "download" button to the right of this article to download the PDF24 Creator. Install this software. After the installation you will have a new printer device registered in your Windows system which you can use to create a PDF file from your .doc file or to convert any other printable file to a PDF.

Here’s how it works:
  • Open your .doc file with a reader which can open the file.
  • Print the file on the virtual PDF24 PDF printer.
  • The PDF24 assistant opens, where you can save as a PDF, email, fax, or edit the new file.

Alternative way to convert a DOC file to a PDF file

PDF24 provides several online tools which can be used to create PDF files. Supported files are added on a rolling basis and maybe the file type DOC is also already supported. The converter service has different interfaces. Two of them are the following:

The PDF24 Online PDF Converter supports a lot of files which can be converted to PDF. Simply select your DOC file from which you would like to have a PDF version, click the "convert" button and you will get a PDF version of your file.

There is also the PDF24 E-Mail PDF Converter which can be used to convert files to PDF. Simply send an email to the E-Mail PDF converter service, attach your DOC file to that email, and a few seconds later you will get a PDF file back.

More information about the .doc file type which is helpful to find a suitable reader so that you can print files of that type on the PDF printer.

File extension: .doc
Description: A Document, or an ASCII text file with text formatting codes in with the text; used by many word processors
Microsoft Word and others
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