Convert EXCEL to DOCX via C# or Online App

Export Excel® EXCEL to DOCX on .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono or Xamarin Platforms

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Why Convert Excel XLSX & XLS to DOCX format?

Converting an Excel (XLS or XLSX) file to DOCX serves several crucial purposes. One primary motivation is to enhance file sharing and accessibility. Not everyone has Microsoft Excel installed on their computer, and converting to DOCX ensures that the file can be opened and edited using Microsoft Word, which is more widely available. Additionally, this conversion can be instrumental in reducing file size. DOCX files are generally more compact than Excel files, as they contain less intricate formatting information. This optimization contributes to efficient data storage and faster file transmission.

How Aspose.Total can help in Excel to DOCX Conversion?

Aspose.Total for .NET offers a comprehensive solution for Excel to DOCX conversion, providing developers with Aspose.Cells for .NET to handle Excel data and Aspose.Words for .NET for Word document manipulation. These APIs seamlessly integrate, enabling the extraction of structured data from Excel spreadsheets and its insertion into Word documents, ensuring that the final DOCX file retains formatting and layout. With cross-platform compatibility and advanced features for styling and automation, Aspose.Total for .NET simplifies the conversion process, making it an efficient choice for document generation within .NET applications.

How to Convert EXCEL to DOCX?

  1. Open EXCEL file using Workbook class
  2. Convert EXCEL to PDF and set SaveFormat to Auto
  3. Load the converted PDF file using Document class
  4. Save the document to DOCX format using Save method and set DocX as SaveFormat

Conversion Requirements

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

.NET C# Code for EXCEL to DOCX Conversion

var book = new Aspose.Cells.Workbook("input.csv");
// save EXCEL as PDF
book.Save("pdfOutput.pdf", Aspose.Cells.SaveFormat.Auto); 
// load the PDF file using Document class
var document = new Aspose.Pdf.Document("pdfOutput.pdf");
// save document in DOCX format
document.Save("output.docx", SaveFormat.DocX); 

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What is EXCEL File Format?

Microsoft Excel is a widely used spreadsheet software known for its ability to save and share data in various file formats. The different file formats supported by Excel offer flexibility and compatibility with other software applications.

The default file format in Excel is XLS, while the newer and more efficient XLSX format has gained popularity. XLSX files have advantages such as smaller file sizes, improved data recovery, and better compatibility with other programs.

For simpler data exchange, Excel supports CSV (Comma-Separated Values) and TXT (Plain Text) formats. CSV files use commas to separate data, making them easily readable by different applications. TXT files store plain text data without any formatting.

To preserve formatting and layout when sharing data, Excel allows saving files in the PDF (Portable Document Format) format. PDF files are widely used for publishing Excel data while retaining its visual presentation.

For collaborative projects, Excel offers the ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) format, which is open-source and compatible with various software applications.

DBF (dBASE File) is a less commonly used format in Excel, but it is advantageous for handling large datasets and is compatible with dBASE software.

Excel also supports formats like XLT (Excel Template), XLTX (Excel Open XML Template), XLTM (Excel Macro-Enabled Template), and XML (eXtensible Markup Language) for template usage or data exchange between different software applications.

What is DOCX File Format?

DOCX is a file format developed by Microsoft specifically for their word processing software, Microsoft Word. Its purpose is to provide a versatile and reliable format for creating and sharing documents across various platforms and devices. Widely adopted in business, academia, and personal communication, DOCX files offer numerous advantages.

One key advantage of the DOCX format is its seamless integration with other Microsoft Office applications like Excel and PowerPoint. This integration enables users to effortlessly incorporate tables, charts, and multimedia content into their documents, enhancing their visual appeal and overall effectiveness. Furthermore, DOCX files can be conveniently converted to other widely used formats such as PDF, HTML, and RTF, ensuring compatibility and portability across different systems.

The flexibility of the DOCX format extends to its support for advanced formatting options. Users can employ styles, themes, and templates to create professional-looking documents with consistent branding and formatting. This eliminates the need for intricate technical skills, empowering users to produce polished and visually appealing content effortlessly.

Another significant advantage of DOCX is its extensive compatibility with a wide range of software and devices, including popular operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux. This compatibility ensures that documents can be seamlessly accessed, edited, and shared across diverse environments, fostering efficient collaboration and communication.


  • How can I convert EXCEL to DOCX Online?
    Online App for EXCEL conversion is integrated above. To start the conversion process, you can either drag and drop your EXCEL file or click inside the designated area to import the document. Next, click on the "Convert" button to initiate the EXCEL to DOCX conversion. Once the process is complete, you can easily download your converted file with just one click, obtaining your desired output in the DOCX format.
  • How long does it take to convert EXCEL?
    The speed of this online converter is fast, but it primarily relies on the size of the EXCEL file. If you have a small EXCEL file, it can be converted to DOCX in just a few seconds. Additionally, if you've integrated the conversion code into your .NET application, the conversion process speed depends on how well you've optimized your application.
  • Is it safe to convert EXCEL to DOCX using free Aspose.Total converter?
    Of course! After the EXCEL to DOCX conversion process is completed, the download link for the DOCX files is generated immediately. We prioritize the security of your files, that's why all uploaded files are deleted after 24 hours and the download links stop working after that period. You can be confident that your files are safe during the conversion process, including EXCEL files. Above free app is for testing purposes, allowing you to check the result before integrating the code.
  • What browser should I use to convert EXCEL?
    You have the flexibility to use any up-to-date web browser for online EXCEL to DOCX conversion, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari. However, if you are building a desktop application, you can seamlessly integrate Aspose.Total EXCEL Conversion API.

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