Word 2016 For Dummies
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It's possible to save your Word 2016 document in the Adobe Acrobat document format, also known as a PDF file. This type of electronic publishing is secretly a form of printing your document. Obey these steps:

  1. Finish your document.

    Yes, that includes saving it one last time.

  2. Press Ctrl+P to summon the Print screen.

  3. Click the Printer button.

    A list of available printers appears.

  4. Choose Microsoft Print to PDF.

  5. Click the Print button.

    Nothing is printed on paper, but the document is "printed" to a new PDF file. That requires the use of the special Save Print Output As dialog box.

  6. Choose a location for the PDF file.

    Use the dialog box's controls to locate the proper folder.

  7. Type a filename.

  8. Click the Save button.

The PDF file is created. The original document remains in the Word window, unchanged by the print-to-PDF operation.

You need a copy of the Adobe Reader program to view PDF files. Don't worry: It's free.

Word 2016 document files are considered a standard. Therefore, it's perfectly acceptable to send one of your document files as an email attachment or make it available for sharing on cloud storage.

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Dan Gookin wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies. The author of several bestsellers, including all previous editions of Word For Dummies, Dan has written books that have been translated into 32 languages with more than 11 million copies in print.

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