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We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you'll have everything you need to work with your files.

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We’re always trying to improve the file conversion speeds. That’s why we've recently added real-time conversion, which means you no longer need to enter your email to get your converted file.

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We have a dedicated FAQ page in case you ever need any help, and if the answer isn't on that page, then drop our support team an email and they'll be happy to help.

Zamzar has been in existence since 2006, and we’ve converted millions of files in that time.

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Zamzar has been in existence since 2006, and we’ve converted millions of files in that time.


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Zamzar's popularity grows daily and so does the number of files that get converted!

Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

PDF Document Format

PDF Converter

PDF stands for ‘Portable Document Format’ file. It was developed by Adobe so people could share documents regardless of which device, operating system, or software they were using, while preserving the content and formatting. The format has evolved to allow for editing and interactive elements like electronic signatures or buttons. The PDF format is now a standard open format that isn’t just available under Adobe Acrobat. It is maintained by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

PDF files aren’t typically created from scratch, but are usually converted, saved or ‘printed’ from other documents or images before sharing, publishing online or storing. They can be viewed on almost all devices. Creating a PDF can involve compressing a file, making it take up less storage space. You would typically create a PDF if you wanted to ensure document fidelity, to make it more secure, or to create a copy for storage.

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XLS Document Format

XLS Converter

The XLS file format was developed by Microsoft for its Excel spreadsheet program. XLS is a binary spreadsheet format that can include cell data and formulas, as well as charts and macros. Excel is one of the most popular software programs for recording, organising, calculating and analysing data. It’s often used for budgeting and reporting.

Microsoft introduced the new XLSX format for Excel in 2007, to replace XLS. However, you can still open XLS files in newer versions of Excel, as well as saving XLSX files into this older format. Excel is part of Microsoft’s Office suite, which is available as a one-off software purchase or an Office 365 subscription. Other spreadsheet programs that can usually open XLS files include Google Sheets, Apple Numbers and LibreOffice Calc.

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How to convert a PDF to a XLS file?

  1. 1. Choose the PDF file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select XLS as the the format you want to convert your PDF file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your PDF file.

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

There are a few ways you can convert PDF to XLS. If you have an Adobe Acrobat subscription, you can use the ‘Export PDF’ tool, select ‘Spreadsheet’ and then ‘Microsoft Excel Workbook’. This also works for other Office formats, but you do need an Adobe subscription. A free way is to use a file conversion site like Zamzar – you don’t need to have Acrobat or Microsoft Office. Just upload your PDF file, select to convert it to XLS format, and then download your new Excel file.

Free online conversion tools like the one on Zamzar’s website are a great way to convert PDF to Excel. With Zamzar’s easy three-step tool, you just need to upload a PDF file, click to convert it into XLS or XLSX format, and then download the new file. If you already have an Adobe Acrobat subscription, you can also use the ‘Export PDF’ tool, but this is only available on the paid or trial versions of the program.

You can convert a PDF to a spreadsheet using the subscription version of Adobe Acrobat, as well as file conversion software or online converters like Zamzar. It’s easy to convert files by uploading PDF files to Zamzar’s website, selecting a spreadsheet format like XLS or XLS, clicking to convert and then downloading the new file.

If you do have the paid version of Adobe Acrobat, the way to convert PDFs to different Office formats is by using the ‘Export PDF’ menu option. You would need to do this individually for each file.

The free online conversion tool on Zamzar’s website lets you convert many different file types to XLS. Just upload your document to Zamzar’s three-step online conversion tool, specify that you’d like to convert it to XLS format, and then download and save the new Excel file. There is also file conversion software that you can download, but because Zamzar’s tool sits on a website, you can convert files without installing anything new.

It’s easy to convert PDF to Excel without software by using Zamzar’s online tool. Simply upload your PDF file to Zamzar’s website, select either XLS or XLSX, click to convert it, and then download your file as an Excel document. The online conversion tool is free for most users, and you don’t need to install any extra software or have a subscription to Zamzar, Adobe or Microsoft.