Mac users sometimes have trouble finding the right tools for their computers, but the cloud-based online converter Lua from getlua.com works easily on all operating systems. Whether you’re using Windows, Linux, or Mac, the Lua app will work perfectly and without charging you anything.
There are many situations when you would need to convert Word to PDF documents. Perhaps the most common one is that MS Word reformats documents when they’re opened on a different computer. Even for the case when you use the same computer but a different printer, the formatting will be lost. So in order to bypass such unpleasant scenarios, you can just convert your file into PDF (Portable Document Format).
Convert Word to PDF on Mac through 3 simple steps
First and foremost, type ‘getlua.com’ in your Mac’s browser and hit the enter button without hesitation. You’ll see a simple and friendly user interface with all the main options. In your case, you’ll have to access the ‘Word to PDF’ option that’s positioned in the right part of the webpage. You won’t even have to scroll down to see it. Once you’re in, you have three simple steps left:
- Hit the ‘Choose Word File’ button or simply drag and drop your .doc or .docx file.
- If you hit the button, locate your .doc or .docx file within your computer and select it.
- Wait for the app to finish the conversion task (it won’t take long)
- Enjoy the outcome!
If you’ve experienced any problems, it may be because your .doc or .docx file exceeds the maximum supported size of 5MB. The Lua online app deletes all of the stored files 24 hours after they’re uploaded, which means that your files are safe. Once your Word file is converted to PDF, you can use use ‘Compress PDF’ tool to reduce PDF size.
The Lua app doesn’t even require you to download anything on your computer in order to get it starting, and that’s another huge advantage.
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