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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 needed.

Although these two formats are under the same roof, Microsoft Office doesn’t allow converting 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, and yes! It’s free, too!

How to Convert Word to Excel Online

  1. Access the Document Converter on our website.

  2. Upload the Word file to convert it to PDF first.

  3. Click “Export As” and select “Excel (.xlsx).”

  4. Choose the option to convert selectable text.

  5. And that’s it—download your Excel sheet.

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Convert Word docs to Excel spreadsheets using our online free online tools

As you can see in the visual tutorial above, Smallpdf first converts your Word file to PDF and then turns that PDF into an Excel spreadsheet. We’ve coupled these tools to make it as seamless as possible for you to save your files from Word to Excel.

What Else Can Smallpdf Do?


Our site accepts many 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. Conversion is only one of our strengths, though. Our PDF compressor can reduce the size of not only PDFs but also many other file formats. Apart from that, we have a wide variety of tools to edit, split, merge, and even electronically sign PDFs. Visit our tools page to get the full picture and find ways to make your work easier.

Anyone can use Smallpdf for free 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 a browser to use our Word to Excel converter. 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, download the official Smallpdf Mobile App and do all your converting on the go!

Dealing With Scanned Word Files


Scans aren’t an issue. Smallpdf has an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system that lets you extract scanned text and save the document as an editable Word file. We continuously work on improving our OCR technology to make sure you can accurately extract 100% of imported data from Word to Excel.

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, including batch processing. This feature allows you to convert as many files as you’d like in one go. 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, the security of your files is our top priority. We ensure maximum protection for your document data on our servers through TSL encryption and automated deletion protocols. 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