How to Convert to PDF From HWP

by Michelle Castle

The HWP file type is used by the Hancom's Hangul word processor, Hancom Hanword. Hanword uses the Hangul alphabet to create Korean-language documents. You can convert HWP files to PDFs using Hanword and a PDF virtual printer. The virtual printer is a software program you access from the printing options within software programs. When you choose to print a file using the PDF virtual printer, a PDF is automatically created.


Download and install a PDF virtual printer. Choose between free options such as CutePDF Writer and Nitro's PrimoPDF, or the commercial PDF Print Engine developed by Adobe.


Open the HWP document in Hanword.


Print the document, choosing the PDF virtual printer as the print destination. Specify a location for the file to convert it to a PDF.

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About the Author

Michelle Castle began writing professionally in 2005. She has written technology news and tutorials for consumers, brochure and web copy for the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, and promotional materials for religious nonprofits including the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University.