How to convert Excel to PDF

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Microsoft Excel

If you use a version of Microsoft Office equal to or higher than 2007, you can transform Excel spreadsheets into PDF without resorting to third-party applications. If you want to learn how, click on the button Fillet located at the top left (or on the Office logo, depending on the version of the suite installed on your PC) and select the item Save with name from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, select the folder in which to save the file, choose the item PDF give menu to tendin Save eat and presses the button Save but I will complete the operation.



If you use Office 2007 but in the drop-down menu Save eat do not find the PDF format, do not despair. Go to the Microsoft website and download the Microsoft Office 2007 Save as PDF Add-in. This is a free plugin for Office that enables the export of Word, Excel, etc. documents. in PDF. The procedure to install it is very simple: you have to open the exe file you downloaded from the Microsoft website and follow the instructions on the screen.

LibreOffice

If you don't have Office on your computer or you're using a suite version prior to 2007, you can convert Excel to PDF using LibreOffice. In case you've never heard of it, this is a free and open source productivity suite for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It stands as the main alternative to Microsoft Office, is able to view and edit all documents created with the latter and also includes a convenient PDF export function.

To download LibreOffice on your computer, connect to its official website and click on the button Download version xx. If you are using a Mac, also click on the button Translated user interface which allows you to download the language pack with the citt脿n translation of the software (which in the Windows version is included as "standard").



Once the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, then start the LibreOffice installation process by opening the file LibreOffice_xx_Win_x86.msi click her cousin NEXT and then Install, Yes e end.

If you are using a Mac, on the other hand, open the dmg package that contains LibreOffice and drag the icon of the latter into the folder Applications of OS X. Then open the dmg package that contains the language pack and install the program translation by double clicking on the icon LibreOffice Language Pack. At the end of the operation, go back to the Applications folder of OS X and start LibreOffice by right clicking on its icon and selecting the item apri from the context menu (action required only at first start).

Well, now you just have to open LibreOffice, select the item apri from the menu Fillet and select the spreadsheet to turn into PDF. Then wait for the document to load, click on the button with the icon PDF located at the top left and choose the folder in which to save the converted file. Easier than that?

iLovePDF

There are also online services that allow you to convert Office documents and PDFs directly from your browser. One of these, which I want to talk to you about today, is iLovePDF which is completely free and protects the privacy of users by deleting all the files that are uploaded to its servers within a few hours.


The service - which also includes numerous other tools for editing and converting PDF documents - does not require registration but allows you to process only one file at a time. To raise this limit and convert up to 3 documents at the same time, you need to create an account and subscribe to the iLovePDF Premium plan for 3,99 euros / month by clicking on the item Register located at the top right.



Having made this necessary clarification, to transform an XLS or XLSX file into PDF with iLovePDF, all you have to do is connect to the main page of the latter and drag the document to be converted into the browser window. After that you have to click on the button Convert to PDF and wait a few seconds for the processing of the spreadsheet to be completed. The download of the final result will be automatic.

Online2PDF

If iLovePDF's limits are a little too tight on you, try convert Excel to PDF with Online2PDF which allows you to convert Office documents to PDF online (and vice versa) with an upload limit of 20 files and 100MB. Not even this site requires registration in order to be used and protects the privacy of users by automatically deleting all files that are uploaded to its servers.


To use it, linked to its home page and drag the spreadsheets to be transformed into PDF in the red box at the bottom. Then expand the drop-down menu fashion, choose whether to convert Excel files separately (Convert files separately) or whether to combine them into a single document (Merge files) e cheap with Convert to download the final result to your computer.

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