To create a pdf file from a Word document:
After the Word document has been saved, go to the File menu and select Print. In the Print dialog box, go to the Destination menu in the upper right and select File. Choose a location and click Save. The file will be saved with the "ps" or Postscript file extension. Next, drag the file and drop it onto the Acrobat Distiller icon in the Items for Mac window. Distiller will create a pdf file of the document in the same place that the original file was saved.