This page teaches you how to convert an Excel file to a PDF file.

1. Open a workbook.

2. On the File tab, click Save As.

3. Click Browse.

Click Browse

4. Select PDF from the drop-down list.

Save as PDF

5. Click Options.

Click Options

Note: the "Minimum size" option produces smaller PDF files that are easier to share online, but may reduce the clarity of charts, graphics and formatting.

6. You can publish a selection, active sheet or entire workbook.

Publish What

Note: ticking 'ISO 19005-1 compliant (PDF/A)' when converting Excel files to PDF ensures compliance with the PDF/A standard, which is important for documents you plan to store and access over long periods.

7. Click OK and then Click Save.