How to Convert Multiple Word Documents to One PDF

by Eric Som
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Microsoft offers Office users the ability to download an optional and free “Save as PDF or XPS” add-in, which enables all Office component programs to convert Office documents into PDFs. One of the benefits of having this add-in is that Office users can format multiple documents into one and then save that document as a PDF.

Converting Multiple Word Documents to One PDF

Step 1

Download the free “Save as PDF or XPS” add-in by going to the “Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS” page on the homepage of Microsoft Download Center. To go to this page, see the Resources section below.

Step 2

Click on the “Download” button and then choose a destination for your file. The “Save as PDF or XPS” add-in dialog box should open. Should the dialog box not open, be sure to click on the “Start download” link located below the “Your download has started” phrase.

Step 3

Install the add-in, once the download process has completed, by double-clicking on the downloaded file; your “Save as PDF or XPS” add-in will be automatically installed into Office.

Step 4

Open the first Word document you would like to convert into a PDF, and leave it open. Copy and paste the contents of the other Word documents you would like to convert into PDFs into the already opened document, one at a time, making sure that you maintain the format and page breaks of each of the pasted documents.

Select the “Save As” option under the “File” menu, and choose “PDF” to convert the entire document into one PDF.


  • Before converting a Word document into a PDF, it is recommended that you first save a copy of the document as a Word file, should you need to make any modifications to it. You will not be able to make any changes to the document once it has been converted into a PDF.


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About the Author

Eric Som has been writing professionally since 2002, contributing to various websites. He is certified through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Som holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Laws from Handong Global University. He also has a Juris Doctor degree from an Ohio law school.

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