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Convert Excel to Word Online

by Hung Nguyen

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

Need help converting an Excel worksheet into a Microsoft Word document? Smallpdf offers a variety of converters to help you turn Office documents into PDFs and PDFs into Office documents. By combining these functionalities, we offer exactly what you came for, turning Excel into Word online.

How to Convert Excel to Word for Free

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

  2. Hit “Export As” and choose “Word.”

  3. And that’s it—you now have a Word file!

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How to convert an Excel file to Word using Smallpdf!

ssentially, we’re taking your Excel file, turning it into a PDF, and then to a Word document. We accept any Excel file types, including XLS and XLSX files. The output file will be in DOCX format.

Our software will keep all text formatting, tables, and figures down to the last decimal points using the best software in the industry. We recommend you “embed” the fonts in your Microsoft Office and PDF files to ensure all your original fonts stay the same. Even if it’s unlikely, we may not have access to some of the less common fonts on our servers, so with this method, you’re safe either way.

Are the Converters Free?


Of course! We have millions of online users every month using 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. When you’re done converting your Excel to a Word doc, you can continue working right there on the result page. This is what we call “connected workflows.” They make it possible for you to enhance your document further before you download the final file.

Can You Convert My Excel to Word Offline?


Partially. At the moment, our desktop app only supports conversions from PDF, so for the first half (Excel to PDF), even if you’re using our desktop app, you’ll need a working internet connection. To make it entirely offline, you can first save the Excel as a PDF in Microsoft Excel and then follow the steps below to complete the conversion.

  1. Open your PDF file in the Smallpdf Desktop App.
  2. Click “Convert” in the tools list.
  3. Choose “Word” and change the file location if needed.
  4. Hit “Convert” and the converted file is in the selected folder!
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Convert to Word offline in just a few clicks!

Processing will take place locally as opposed to online, which is useful when working with huge datasets and spreadsheets. While our servers use TLS encryption and handle documents in the safest environment, using the offline version removes all security-related worries, as we don’t upload files when you convert from PDF to Word.

Converting with the Smallpdf Desktop App requires a Pro subscription, but we offer our users a 7-day free trial to test our product out to its full capacity. If you prefer to convert Excel to Word online, you can still use our website without creating an account.

If you need any more help with your PDFs, be sure to check out the Smallpdf blog—we’ve got you covered!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf