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How to convert an Excel document to Microsoft Word

Method 1: Paste Special

  • Open Microsoft Excel.
  • Select the cells that contain the information you want to add to your Word document.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut ‘CTRL + C’ to copy the data in the cells to your keyboard.
  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Under the ‘Clipboard’ section on your ‘Home’ tab, select the drop-down arrow below ‘Table.
  • From the ‘Paste Options’ dialog box, choose ‘Paste Special.’
  • Alternatively, you can press the keyboard shortcut ‘CTRL + ALT + V.’
  • Word displays a ‘Paste Special’ dialog box.
  • From it, choose ‘Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object.’
  • Click ‘OK.’
  • The cells that you copied earlier will now be displayed in your Word document.
  • To edit the pasted text, double-click it. This takes you back to your Excel document.
  •  All the changes you make in Excel are reflected in the Word document.

Method 2: Save As Text

  • Open Microsoft Excel.
  • On the ribbon, click ‘File.’
  • From the backstage view, click ‘Save As.’
  • This opens the ‘Save As’ dialog box.
  • Choose a folder on your device to save your document.
  • Under the “Save as Type” drop-down menu, choose the ‘Text (Tab Delimited)’ option.
  • Finally, click ‘Save.’
  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • To open your files, press ‘CTRL + O.’
  • This action opens the folders on your device.
  • Select your file and open it.

The Excel document in TXT form

  • Select the text you imported from Excel.
  • Go to the ‘Insert’ tab on the ribbon.
  • Choose the arrow below “Table.”
  • Word displays an ‘Insert Table’ dialog box.
  • Select “Convert Text to Table” from the lower list.
  • A ‘Convert text to table’ dialog box appears.
  • From the list, check the “Tab” option to separate your text.
  • Click ‘OK.’
  • Your text is now converted into a table.

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