Converting files to PDF

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Converting files to PDF

Many assignments are required to be submitted in PDF format. PDF format ensures the document will appear the same to the marker as it does to you on your computer.

The following information will provide you with some ways to convert Word documents into PDF

1. Office 2007 or Higher (PC)

If you are using Office 2007 or 2010 software you may already have a PDF converter built into Word. Click "Save as" and check whether you have PDF as an option.











 2. Email your document to the UNE PDF Converter (available to all users)

You can attach your file to an email and send it to You do not need to include anything in the subject or message areas. A PDF version of your file will be emailed back to you. Save the attachment from the returned email to your computer and then submit the PDF through Moodle for marking. This function supports .doc/.docx (Word) and .rtf (Rich Text File) document formats only.

Note: The PDF converter is an automated service and usually returns a PDF within 15 minutes, however, it may take longer during peak times.







3. MAC

Open the document you want to save as a PDF file, Choose File > Print. Choose 'Save as PDF'. This will prompt you for the location of the PDF file and convert your original document.

4. If you are using OpenOffice (PC, Mac, Linux)

OpenOffice has a PDF converter built in. To save your document as a PDF, Choose File > Export. Ensure file format is set to PDF – Portable Document Format and choose the location where you want the file saved. Click Save.

5. Use an online PDF Converter (all users)

There are several websites that will convert files to PDF for free, such as this webpage. This converter supports .doc files only.


Check your PDF before submitting it for marking to ensure that the file is correct.

NOTE: A PDF converter called PDF Complete has caused printing problems and should be avoided.