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Free Word to PDF Converterfor Windows

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Free trial of Word to PDF converter

Free Word to PDF Converter for Windows converts Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) files to PDF format. 

You can add individual documents or whole folders, and designate a folder on your device for saving the resultant PDFs.

Is Free Word to PDF Converter free?

You get a 14-day free trial, which doesn’t have ads. To continue using the app after that, you’ll need to buy a license key.

Buying the key unlocks security functions such as password protecting your PDFs and more detailed control on functions like printing and annotating.

How do I convert Word to PDF for free?

Once you’ve installed the app, just follow these steps:

  1. Click ‘Add Files,’ and pick a Word document or folder containing Word documents
  2. Choose where to save the PDF file or keep the default
  3. Select if you want the destination folder to open automatically once the conversion’s finished
  4. Click the ‘Convert Selected’ button

What is the best Word to PDF converter?

Microsoft Word already has a built-in feature to convert your documents into PDFs, which works perfectly. Because it’s part of Microsoft Office 365, you can save your PDF file directly to OneDrive. 

Even in Word on the web, you can select ‘Save As’ to download a copy of your document as a PDF. Excel and PowerPoint also have this function.

What are the best alternatives?

CloudConvert is an outstanding option; it can convert between more than 200 formats, including documents, audio, and video. It’s an online service, so there’s no software to install, and you don’t need to register unless you plan to do more than 25 conversions per day. For higher usage, you can either pay as you go or pay for a monthly package.

Our take

In our view, Free Word to PDF Converter is an extremely useful piece of software that’s worth paying for. It’s quite smart to get people to download the free trial–which doesn’t do anything different from Word–as a way of promoting the real benefits of the additional paid features.

Should you download it?

If you’re just going to take a Word document and turn it into a PDF, you don’t need it. However, if you’re going to use the security features, that’s where the value lies. With an accessible price, we do recommend buying the license key.

Highs

  • No ads or upgrade prompts
  • Clean UI
  • Fast conversions
  • Control over destination folder

Lows

  • Free trial does nothing additional to Word
  • Not worth buying unless you’re interested in security functions

Free Word to PDF Converterfor Windows

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