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I feel like Zamzar is an active team member, especially for projects that I work on where I am the workhorse and it saves so much time and frustration. I am spoiled with Zamzar, because they have set the bar for file conversion and customer service very high.

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From your personal desktop to your business files, we've got you covered

We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.

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We have a dedicated FAQ page in case you ever need any help, and if the answer isn't on that page, then drop our support team an email and they'll be happy to help.

We’ve built up quite the armoury of file conversions, with over 1100 different file conversions now supported.

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We’ve built up quite the armoury of file conversions, with over 1100 different file conversions now supported.

Real-time file conversions mean you get access to your converted files that much more quickly.

Real-time Conversions

Real-time file conversions mean you get access to your converted files that much more quickly.

Not only can you convert your file at any time, but you can also reach out to our dedicated support team, who work all year round.

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Not only can you convert your file at any time, but you can also reach out to our dedicated support team, who work all year round.

Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

DOCX Document Format

DOCX Converter

DOCX is a Word Document file type developed by Microsoft as part of Office 2007. In 2007 the big change to Word (and other programs) was the introduction of Office Open XML file formats as the default file formats for Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The idea was to help users share information between programs more easily and combat the increasingly large file sizes of previous versions of Office.

According to Microsoft files are 75% smaller if saved in this new format as DOC files are stored in a single binary, whereas DOCX files are saved as multiple compressed files in the Open XML format. This development meant DOCX become the new default file extension for a Word Document but these files often could not be opened in previous versions of Office. Users can now open DOCX files with Office365.

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PDF Document Format

PDF Converter

The PDF format, or Portable Document Format file, was developed by Adobe Systems. PDF files are popular because they can be easily viewed and edited in a variety of computing platforms. Word documents can easily be exported or converted to PDF, and both presentations and images are also often saved out as a PDF file. Typically, PDF files are not created from scratch, but rather existing file types are converted into PDF format to allow the file to be easily shared and accessed.

PDF files normally look exactly like the original file, with fonts, colours and images all preserved. They can also be annotated and can be opened by almost any device and by any modern web browser. PDF files can be edited using Adobe Acrobat PDF software, which was developed almost 30 years ago and is available on Windows and MacOS.

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How to convert a DOCX to a PDF file?

  1. 1. Choose the DOCX file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select PDF as the the format you want to convert your DOCX file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your DOCX file.

Convert from DOCX

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert DOCX files to a variety of other formats:


Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

You can convert a DOCX to PDF using Microsoft Word or a conversion tool. To use Word, simply open your DOCX file within the application, click ‘File’, ‘Save As’ and then select PDF as the format to save to. You will be able to select a location on your device to save your new PDF file to. If you have older versions of Word you may not be able to convert to PDF, in which case you will need to use a conversion tool such as Zamzar, to save your file as a PDF. Zamzar’s 3-step process walks you through how to convert your file; it’s quick, simple, and free!

If you don’t have Microsoft Word on your device, you can convert a DOCX file to PDF using a conversion tool. Zamzar’s online conversion tool is free to use and has a simple interface which walks you through the step-by-step process of converting your file. Upload, convert, and download your PDF file in seconds - all from the same page.

Alternatively, you could download and install LibreOffice Writer, and use this to open your file and export it as a PDF. You would need to manually convert each file one at a time, so Zamzar would be a quicker solution if you have several files to convert.

Aside from the fact that DOCX and PDF are created by two different companies and used for different purposes (DOCX was created by Microsoft for their Microsoft Word application, whereas PDF files were created by Adobe Acrobat), the main differences between DOCX and PDF are their methods of delivering content, and ability to edit content within the files. PDF files are typically used to view content - they’re ideal for sharing documents in a format that restricts others from editing the file. On the flip side, Word-based DOCX files have greater functionality to create and edit content and they are fairly compact in size. You can easily convert between DOCX and PDF using Zamzar’s free online tool.

You can convert a DOCX file to PDF on your laptop using apps such as Microsoft Word, a cloud-based option such as Google Drive, or using an online converter such as Zamzar. To use Microsoft Word, ensure your DOCX file has been opened within the app, then click to save the file as a PDF from the list of options. To use Google Drive, you can upload your DOCX file to the cloud, then opt to export the file as a PDF. To use Zamzar, simply go to the website’s conversion tool and follow the three-step instructions, then download your file from the same page.

You can convert DOCX to PDF on your phone using an online converter or, if you have the app downloaded, using Google Drive’s ‘Print’, then ‘Save as PDF’ option. Zamzar’s online converter enables you to convert a DOCX file to PDF through a browser (e.g. Chrome or Safari); simply go to our website and follow the three-step process on screen to quickly convert your file. Once the conversion is complete, you can download the PDF file from the same page.