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Free Word to Excel Converter

by Hung Nguyen

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Free and simple online converter to save Word files to Excel. No registration, installation, or watermarks.

Although these two formats are under the same roof, Microsoft Office doesn’t allow the conversion from Word to Excel.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you! You can use Smallpdf’s tool suite to effectively convert Word to PDF within seconds. It won’t take more than a few clicks. Oh yes, it’s free, too.

How To Convert Word To Excel Online

  1. Access the Document Converter tool on our website.

  2. Upload the Word file, wait for the initial Word to PDF conversion.

  3. Download the file, upload it to the tool again.

  4. Now, choose the option to convert it to Excel.

  5. And that’s it—download your Excel sheets to view, analyze and edit.


Convert Word docs to Excel spreadsheets using our online free tools

As you can see in this visual tutorial above, Smallpdf will convert a Word file to PDF, and then PDF to Excel. By coupling these two tools, you can save your files from Word to Excel seamlessly.

It might sound a bit lengthy, but with Smallpdf’s powerful conversion capabilities and fast processing speed, we’ll get you those Excel worksheets before you can count to ten!

What Else Can Smallpdf Do?


Our site accepts numerous other input file formats, aside from Microsoft Word and Excel. We can transform from and to PPT, PDF, and many image files, such as JPG and BMP. Following the same logic, you can save your data from any format as you’d like. Remember that you have to keep the file type as PDF in-between.

Anyone can use Smallpdf for free, up to twice a day, to convert Word documents to Excel.

Easy Access To Smallpdf's Online Portal


As a cloud-based platform, all you need is an internet connection and internet browser to use our Word to Excel converter. We have over 20 free PDF tools to smoothen your document management process; they are available via our homepage.

Thankfully, as an online platform, you can use Smallpdf to convert plain text files from Word to Microsoft Excel on any operating system, including Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Better yet, we’ve gone mobile! If you’re an iPhone or Android user—the official Smallpdf Mobile App is available in your respective app store for you to download and use.

Dealing With Scanned Word Files


Scans aren’t an issue. Smallpdf has an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system that will allow you to extract the text and save the document into an editable Word file. Continuous improvements of our OCR ability means that you can now extract 100% of the imported data from Word in Excel format, as accurately as possible.

Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to use our OCR technology within your file conversion process.

Batch Processing Word Files To Excel Format


For the price of a latte each month, you can grab yourself a Pro account, which grants unlimited access to the Word to Excel converter, along with all of our other useful functionalities. Want to try it out first? Get yourself a 7-day free trial and get started!

Cool, But Are My Documents Safe?

Regardless of whether you’re a Pro user or use our site for free, we’ll ensure maximum protection for your document data on our servers. Once you exit our tool from your web browser, we’ll remove all documents from our servers after 60 minutes. This period should allow you more than enough time to process your documents.

Do you have any other needs for digital documents? We offer a wide range of guides for all of our tools! If you still have questions, feel free to reach out at any time via our help page.

Happy creating!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf