Take the tour. Converting your Word document into an Excel Spreadsheet
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 7:37 PM
Take a tour of Convert Word to Excel
Basics: The conversion process.
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|| By Anthony Novak on Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Convert Word to Excel is a tool with a very simple purpose in life. It allows us to work with data in the application that most closely meets our needs. If you like, it’s as simple as horses for courses. In our case it was being able to manipulate financial data that was originally published as word documents. I’m sure if you’re reading this, you have your reasons to want to liberate data from Word as well. So, let’s take a quick tour of how you get there.
We have tried to make Convert Word to Excel resemble the familiar Word user interface in so far as possible, so opening the Word document to transform should be a pretty natural experience. Just click on the file tab:
From here, click on the Open button. This will allow you to select the Word document you wish to convert.
When you open your Word document from Convert Word to Excel, make sure you have first closed it in Word. Word does not allow you to open the document from another program whilst it is still open in Word.
Use the file open screen to locate the Word document on your own computer, click on the document to highlight it, then, click the open button. This will open your Word document ready for the conversion process ready to take place.
You may wonder why you can only see some types of word documents, specifically those with a “docx” ending on their file name. This is because Convert Word to Excel can only deal with documents produced by Word 2007 and higher.
Just like it says, the Word document has been opened and is now ready for processing. To complete the conversion we need to select the conversion process to use. In this case it’s the Convert to Excel process we want.
Clicking the Convert to Excel button gives us the opportunity to save the converted Excel file anywhere on our computer we like. I often choose the same folder as the original Word document, just so the Excel file is easy to locate.
Once you have selected the folder in which you wish to save the Excel spreadsheet, type in a name in the “File name” box and click save. This actually starts the conversion process, so if it takes a while here, it’s just your computer crunching its way through the conversion. We know when the conversion is complete when the results screen shows us the conversion details.
That’s it for the process, pretty simple right. In the next post we show you what to expect in the Converted Excel file.
As always, we would love to hear back from you on what you use Convert Word to Excel for, the things you like about it, and also, what new features you would like to see in the program. Get in touch with us on www.twitter.com/ComunicorpIT or www.facebook.com/ComunicorpIT.