Save files as PDF or XPS with this Microsoft Office 2007 Add-in

Save Office documents to PDF or XPS

If you still on Microsoft Office 2007 you know that in order to create PDF files, you need to find and install a PDF manager software or you need to find an online service to upload documents and convert them. The problems with these solutions are that they can either cost money or you need to install an extra piece of software in your computer that not always is straightforward and it might waste unnecessary system resources.

In Office 2010 you can easily convert documents by just going to File, Save & Send, and clicking the option Create PDF/XPS Document which is great, but if you have the previous version of Office you were out of luck. What you may not know is that Microsoft for a long time has made available an Add-in called “Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS”, which allows you add the export and save as PDF or XPS to your Office 2007 documents — best of all, it’s free! Follow the two steps below to add this feature:


1. Head over to the Microsoft Download Center, Download and install the Add-in SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe

2. After the installation, create or open a document, click on File (or the Office logo) and then simply select Save or Publish to PDF or XPS.

That’s all there is to it!

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