By default, all Windows computers do not come with a way to convert Word .doc files to Adobe Acrobat PDF files. A person wishing to convert such a file is required to download add-on software in order to make the conversion. There are currently a number of programs that will do the job.
The best way to convert Word .doc files to PDF files is to download a copy of OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is a free, open source, alternative to Microsofts pricey Office suite of programs. The interface may take some getting used to, but the functionality of OpenOffice.org and its low price tag makes it a powerful alternative to the current reigning office suite for Windows.
To convert a Word .doc to a PDF, simply start up OpenOffice.org and open up the .doc file to be converted. Edit and change the text as needed, then save the file as a PDF.
How Can a Person Convert Word to PDF Locally on a Mac OS X Computer?
Mac OS X users will find that it is much easier to convert .doc files to PDF files in the OS X operating environment than it is while using Windows. This is because Apple worked with Adobe (the owners of the PDF file format) to integrate PDF functionality...