How to Convert Word to Excel

By Greyson Ferguson

Microsoft Word and Excel are two programs in the Microsoft Office set of software titles. However, these two programs save completely different document formats. In order to convert a Word file to an Excel file, you need to convert the document itself. Thankfully, it's possible to do so without having to download any extra programs, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. Once the document is converted, you can import all the necessary data.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word and launch the document you want to convert to Excel.

Step 2

Click "File," "Save" and select "PDF" as the format you want to save the document as. Click "OK" to approve and save the file.

Step 3

Open Microsoft Excel. Select "File," "Open," and change the "Files of Type" to "All Files."

Step 4

Select the PDF file you created and click "Open." A text import wizard loads on the screen. Click "Delimited," choose "Next" and choose "Finish." The document now loads into Microsoft Excel.