How to Convert Excel to a PDF

by Joshua Laud

If you have been working on a Microsoft Excel workbook that you want to distribute to friends, family, colleagues or the general public, then you will want to convert it to a Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF is an non-editable file that preserves your data throughout distribution. Microsoft introduced the ability to save as PDF in Office 2010.

1

Click "Start," then type "Excel" and click the Excel link when it appears in the Start menu.

2

Press "Ctrl"+"O" and locate the Excel file you want to convert to PDF. Select it and click "Open."

3

Click the Office/File button on the ribbon and click "Save As."

4

Click the "File type" drop-down menu and select "PDF" from the list of options.

5

Enter a name for your PDF, then click "Save." Excel will convert your document to a PDF.

About the Author

Joshua Laud started writing professionally in 2008. During his three years at University he worked freelance for various music publications including "Clash Magazine" and "total:spec," and online Data Transmission and Music is Art. Laud also specializes in technology writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of London.