If you are on a PC, to use these features you need a Microsoft Office software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. And if you're on a MAC, Adobe Reader is probably the best alternative for any kind of editing. If you want to convert a DOCX and save as .doc, you'll need Windows Document Linker if you don't have it So my advice is, download this tool and try it out. It will help you convert more quickly and easily. It's free and has many features. You can download it for free here: Download Document Linker (This is a trial version, and they always ask you to subscribe if you've tried the trial version). Also, if you know Adobe Acrobat Reader you're able to download a free trial version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Microsoft Windows here. It's very good so download this one. Converting an MS Word document to PDF without losing any formatting 2. Open the MS Word document. Right-click the Word file to display it in the Word menu. Then click Save As. 3. Click File. It's in the top-left corner of the Word window. Doing so opens a pop-out window.4. Click Export. This option is in the left-hand column of options.5. This option is in the top-left-hand box. In the box, click Advanced. This option is in the lower-left hand box; a checkbox is to the left. A drop-down menu is to the right of the checkbox. Click Advanced.6. You can leave the options in the right column alone.7. Click Convert, which is shown on the top right of the pop-out window. 8. Click Continue. This should display a checkbox. Click it to accept the settings for Document Linker.9. Choose the option to save in the default format, either PDF or Microsoft Excel format. When you've saved the file, click Save. When it's done, the Word document will be converted automatically. 10. Close Word. Converting a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to PDF 1. Open the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that you want to convert. Right-click the spreadsheet that you want to convert and click Convert. 2. Click Save As. 3. Click File. It's in the top-left corner of the Excel window.