I am looking for a freeware to convert Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) to PDF.

It would be nice to use this without installation.

I would like it to run on Windows and do not want any online converters - it must be on my computer.

  • How is it you'd like it to run "without installation"?
    – rrirower
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 18:14
  • 2
    OpenOffice or LibreOffice as portable version could do that, though that might be a little overkill ;)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jan 30, 2015 at 20:42
  • Offline but without installation - means you are stuck with what you already have doesn't it? Commented May 9, 2015 at 0:44

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You are looking for an open source converter which converts Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) to PDF, and then I found Office To PDF utility that help you to convert you DOCX file into PDF. OfficeToPDF is a command line utility that converts Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 documents from their native format into PDF using Office's in-built PDF export features. To know more about Office To PDF visit the link:



MS-Word 2007+

What version of Word do you have?in any version after 2007, You should be able to click on "save as" and then, in the "save as type" section, you should be able to select pdf.


NW Docx Converter

docx2rtf v2.4, also called Freeware Docx Converter by NativeWinds, is a lightweight utility for Microsoft Windows for viewing and converting the following formats into .RTF and .PDF

NW Docx Converter (formerly Docx2Rtf) is a feature-rich file conversion and PDF tool set.It's free and As the name implies, it can convert Word 2007 DOCX/DOTX to RTF or PDF format without installing Word. However, Docx2Rtf has many more features including the ability to open, modify, view, print, and convert to PDF from many file types including LibreOffice SXW/ODT, HTML, RTF, Palm, PhotoShop, TIFF, PDF, and many more. Can rearrange and delete PDF file pages.

see below how it works

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For Windows, I use the FOSS-software PDFCreator.
You don't have to learn how to convert a file, because it acts like a normal printer and so you can generate PDF-, PNG-, JPEG-, SVG-, TIFF-, PS-files and much more from every program with a print-function.

But you will have to install it.

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