Convert Word to PDF on Android phone

Microsoft has delivered Office apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for iOS and Android phones. They have soon be the most popular apps in Google Play and Apple App store. Unsurprisingly, Office apps for mobile are not as fully featured as its desktop sister version. But the most commonly-used features in the desktop version of the program have been brought over to the mobile version. For example, we can export Word document as PDF using Word on computer. By converting Word document to PDF, you can transfer and share your office documents easier and faster. You can also do the same thing with Word for iOS. See this guide to convert Word documents to PDF on iPhone. Today, we will share you how to convert Word to PDF on Android phone or tablet so you can quickly share your document as a PDF file for easy viewing, fast transfer and sharing. This solution works on all major Android phones and tablets, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Lenovo, Nexus, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, etc.

How to convert Word to PDF on Android phone?

Firstly you need to download Word for Android if not yet. You can get it from Google Play store here or other third party Android market. If you have already installed Word on the phone, make sure it is up to date, otherwise you may not find this Word to PDF conversion feature.

Run Word on Android phone or tablet. Open the document you like to convert in Word. Tap the More menu from the top left corner of the Word app. You will get a screen like below.

share word document on android phone

Choose Share from above menu, you will then open a new “Share as attachment” screen as shown in below screenshot. Currently Word allows you to share Word document as its original file format or PDF format. In this demo, we are going to convert Word doc to PDF, so select PDF option and proceed to next step.

share word document as pdf file on android phone

Once you selected to share Word document as PDF, the Word app will give you the Share as PDF prompt, you need to allow Word to convert this Word file to a PDF using an online service from Microsoft.

convert word to pdf on android

Note that you will need to connect to the internet in order to allow Word app to convert Word to PDF online. After the file format conversion from Word doc to PDF, you will get a screen like this.

share word document options on android mobile

Now all options you can share the Word document on your mobile phone will be listed. You can see all compatible apps on Android phone which you can attach the PDF file to and share the PDF file from there. For example, you can send the PDF through email, attach it to WhatsApp conversation, send it to a chat in WeChat and so on. Note that you do not really need to send or share the converted PDF files. We are here to save the converted PDF document from Word app to a third party app on the phone. For example, you can simply attach the PDF to an email, then save the email and attached PDF as draft, you will then be able to save the PDF from email to your Android phone. You can also send the PDF to your self through WeChat or WhatsApp, then download the PDF to your cell phone. By doing so you can easily convert any Word document to PDF on Android phone for free.

How to convert PDF to Word?

At the first half of this post, we demonstrated how you can export Word as PDF on Android phones. by converting Word to PDF, you gain the ability to share, open and view PDF documents on more devices, independent of software, hardware or operating system. However will lose the ability to edit the documents. Is there any way to convert PDF back to Word document format? Check out this easy solution to convert PDF to Word on computer and this one to convert PDF to Word on Mac. After that, you will be able to open and edit the document again using Office Word software on computer or Word app on Android or iOS devices.