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How to Convert Excel to PDF

To present complex or numeric information in a clear and more appealing format, try converting your Excel file to a PDF file. Used in all types of environments from schools to private businesses, many XLS files are commonly converted to PDF. Examples include: profit and loss statements, work assignments, budgets and application forms.

Having these files in PDF format, recipients benefit from a file that is easier to read, search and print. If you do not have an Excel to PDF converter software , there’s a way you can convert XLS to PDF free with Microsoft Excel 2013 or online with our Excel to PDF Converter.

To Convert XLS to PDF Free:

  • 1In MS Excel 2013, open the Excel file you wish to convert. Keep in mind that Excel files are unique. When converting to PDF, you might not get the layout you expected. To ensure that all data appears correctly, edit the Excel document first.
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • 2Click on the File tab. Click on Export. Make sure "Create PDF/XPS Document" is highlighted and click on the Create PDF/XPS button.
Export Create PDF document
  • 3In the Publish as PDF or XPS dialog, click on the Options... button. Set preferences for your conversion. Click on OK.
  • 4Select options for optimization — Standard (publishing online and printing) or Minimum size (publishing online).
Publish Excel to PDF
  • 5Name your file and specify a location to save it to. Then click on Publish.
  • 6Once saved, you can view your information in the PDF format using Adobe Reader.
Excel to PDF Results

Note that while using the Export feature in MS Excel can convert your spreadsheet instantly, the functionality can only offer basic conversion capabilities. For more advanced options or conversions for complex PDF tables, you should look into getting full feature Excel to PDF tools.

How to Convert Excel to PDF Online Free?

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One of our many tools on PDF Converter online suite is a tool for PDF creation that converts various file formats, including Excel, to PDF. There is even a tool only for this type of conversion as you can see it on our homepage.

When you convert a PDF to an editable format such as Microsoft Excel, you may need to convert it to PDF again. Once you have made all the changes to your Excel document, you can quickly convert it to PDF.

Although you can easily save an Excel document as PDF, directly in Microsoft Excel, online tool may come in handy when you are away from your desktop computer. With this tool you can turn your spreadsheet into PDF in just a few clicks. It works on every browser, operating system and device and it is free.

Simply drag and drop your Excel document and download the PDF result in a few moments. If your file is stored in Google Drive or Dropbox, you can import it from there.