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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.

Hey there! Need help converting an Excel worksheet into a Microsoft Word document? Although you can't do this directly from the two programs, you can combine two popular converters on our site to convert your Excel files for free.

How To Convert Excel to Word for Free

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

  2. On the result page, hit “Export As” and choose “Word.”

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


How to convert an Excel file to Word using Smallpdf!

Essentially, we are taking your Excel file, turning it into a PDF, and then to a Word processing document. Any Excel file types, 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, “embed” the fonts of your text. This way, all original fonts will be kept even when we don’t have access to the more obscure fonts on our servers, as we convert your documents.

Are the Converters Free?


Of course! We have 45 million 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 Word doc, you can continue working right there 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. At the moment, our Desktop app only supports conversions from PDF, so for the first half (Excel to PDF), you can use our online tool. 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 “Tools” and select “Convert.”
  3. Choose “Word” as the output and change the file location if needed.
  4. Hit “Convert” and download your Word document!

Convert to Word offline in just a few clicks!

Unlike the online version, processing will be done locally, which is especially handy when dealing with large datasets and spreadsheets. While our servers use TLS encryption and handle documents in the safest environment, using the offline version omits all security-related worries, as we don’t upload files when you convert from PDF to Word.

While converting using the desktop app requires a Pro subscription, we offer our users a 7-day free trial for you to test our product out, in its full capacity. If you prefer to convert Excel to Word online, you can still use our website without needing to create 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