Use the instructions below to correctly convert your Word 97 – 2003 documents into PDF documents.

If you do not have the full version of Adobe Acrobat (does not include Reader), we recommend a free online conversion tool at

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Open your file.
  3. Go to File > Print (the print dialog box will open)
  4. Select the Adobe PDF from the list of printers (drop down box).
  5. From the Adobe PDF Document Properties window, select the Adobe PDF Settings tab.
  6. Under Default Setting, click the Edit button (this may take a few minutes to open).
  7. In the File Options, make sure the Resolution is set to 300.
  8. Change the Default Page Size to the Width and the Height to what was selected to the left.
  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Give your new settings a name to use it again later and click the Save button.
  11. Change the Adobe PDF Page Size by clicking the Add button to the right of the drop down box.
  12. Change the width, height and Paper Name to the size selected to the left, click the Add/Modify button.
  13. Now click in the Adobe PDF Page Size drop down box and select the Paper Name you typed in the previous step.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Click the OK button in the Print dialog window.
  16. Give the PDF a name, select where you want to save it, and click the Save button; your PDF will be generated.
  17. Your PDF is now created.