Convert Document Files to PDF
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It is desirable that pages viewed on the Internet look like what you intended them to look like when you created them. Sometimes this is known as "what you see is what you get," or WYSIWYG (wizeewig).

Saving a Microsoft Word file as html and uploading it to Website Builder may be your preferred way to create your website pages because you are familiar with Word. However, these pages don't always turn out the way you thought when viewed online...particularly with the various browsers people use these days (Internet Explorer, FireFox, etc.).

One solution is to convert Microsoft Word files to Adobe Acrobat pdf files (Portable Document Format) and upload the pdf files for display on your website. These uploaded pdf files will look the same no matter what browser someone is using.

How to Convert .doc Files (Word) to .pdf Files

You may have your own .doc to .pdf converter or a version of Word that includes saving to pdf format. If so, convert the file you want to place on your Website Builder site and then upload as described at Upload Image & Document Files.

If you do not have your own .doc to .pdf converter, do the following:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Browse" button

  3. Find and then highlight/select the .doc file on your computer that you want to convert to .pdf - in this example, "Registration Form.doc". Click on the Open button. The location and name of your document will fill up the "Convert this document:" box seen in the above image.

  4. Now click on the "Convert document" button.

  5. Your converted document will display on your browser. Click on the "Save a Copy" icon or do a File menu Save As.

  6. Name your converted document in the "Save a Copy..." window. Click the Save button.

  7. Upload as described at Upload Image & Document Files.