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Convert Excel to Word Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Instantly save your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into editable Word files for free, with Smallpdf.

Greetings! Need help to convert an Excel worksheet into a Microsoft Word document? Although you cannot do this directly from the two named programs themselves, you can combine two popular converters on our site to do so, for free.

How to Convert Excel to Word for Free

  1. Upload and convert your Excel file into a PDF.

  2. On the next page, hit the ‘to Word’ option.

  3. And that’s it—download your Word file.

Convert Excel to Word with Smallpdf Tutorial

How to convert an Excel file to Word using Smallpdf!

Essentially, we are taking your Excel file, turn it into a PDF, and then to a Word processing document. Any Excel file type, including XLS and XLSX files, are accepted. The output file will be in DOCX format.

By using the best software libraries in the industry, our software will retain all text formatting, tables, and figures, down to the last decimal points. As you convert Microsoft Office and PDF files, when given a chance—do ‘embed’ the fonts of your text. This way, all original fonts will be kept even when we do not have access to the more obscure fonts on our servers, as we convert your documents.

Are the Converters Free?


Of course! We have 25 million online users every month, utilizing our online platform to convert their PDFs, Excel, and Doc files to one another. Other than that, when documents are in PDF format, we also help users split, merge, edit, and compress files.

If you’re not in a hurry, feel free to check out our homepage for the full list of tools. As you convert your Excel to Word doc, notice that several features are always present on the result page. We call this ‘connected workflows,’ enabling you to enhance your document further before you download the final file.

Can You Convert My Excel to Word Offline?


Partially. You can carry out the very same conversion offline with our Desktop app. Unlike the online version, most processing will be done locally, which is especially handy when dealing with large datasets and spreadsheets. Whilst our servers use SSL encryption and handle documents in the safest environment, using the offline version omits all security-related worries, as we do not upload files when you convert from PDF to Word.

For the first half (Excel to PDF), we do convert your file online. To make it entirely offline, you can first save the Excel as a PDF from Microsoft Excel itself before turning the data to a Word doc. It’s a bit more manual work, but hey, whatever floats your boat. To sum it up:

  1. Download and open the Smallpdf Desktop app.

  2. Click ‘Office to PDF’ and convert the Excel to PDF.

  3. Then, click ‘PDF to Office’ and drag the converted file in the app.

  4. Choose ‘Word’ as the output and convert your Excel to Word.

While the desktop app does require a Pro subscription, we offer every user who requires offline processing a two-week free trial for you to test our product out, in its full capacity. If you prefer to convert Excel to Word online, this is not the case, and no account is needed. Enjoy!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf