Open your Open Office Software. Select “Open Office Writer” for this project.
Click on “File” and then “Open.” Locate the Microsoft Word document you wish to change into a PDF file. Once selected, click “OK."
Review the document in Open Office Writer. Check for oddball characters and formatting changes. Make any necessary corrections to your document.
Move your mouse pointer across the Open Office toolbar to the PDF icon. It is a red-and-white box with “PDF” written along the bottom. Resting your pointer on it will bring up a small box containing the phrase “Export Directly as PDF." Click on the PDF icon.
Name your new PDF file. Make sure the file format that is selected is PDF. Click “Save.” The Microsoft Word document has now been changed into a PDF file and is ready for use as such.