College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Creating a PDF File from a Microsoft Word document using Linux

  1. In Microsoft Word, save the Word file in printable file format (the extension is .prn).
  2. Transfer the file to Linux.
  3. Let's say the file name is "test.prn".

    At the Linux command prompt, type:

    ps2pdf test.prn test.pdf
    acroread test.pdf
Note: More information about the ps2pdf command may be found at:
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